Chris Luther

Chris Luther

Reporter

Memphis, TN

Chris Luther is excited to live in a place unlike any other he's ever lived in before.

Chris grew up in California, about 30 minutes north of San Francisco. He began his journalism career at San Marin High School, recording solo play-by-play broadcasts of the school's basketball and football games on a digital recorder while also reporting for the school newspaper.

Change is nothing new to Chris. He changed coasts, moving from sunny California to snowy Syracuse, New York to attend the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University (Go Orange!).

While studying at SU, Chris got the opportunity of a lifetime working for his lifelong idol, Bob Costas, at the 2012 London Olympics. There, he met his now-longtime girlfriend Jessica with whom he moved to Memphis.

Chris comes to the land of BBQ and music from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He started the first three years of his reporting career at NBC affiliates, first in Yakima, Washington, then in the Tri-Cities. In Washington, Chris worked on assignment during the two largest wildfires in state history. He reported live in Roseburg, Oregon after the deadly school shooting at Umpqua Community College. Chris also helped investigate improper disclosure of Social Security numbers for thousands of documents posted online by local county clerks across the state.

Chris loves the excitement of working in the news business. His true passion is storytelling. He believes a good story can make you laugh, cry and think if done well. His goal is to do work that makes an impact on viewers.

In his downtime, Chris loves to be active. Going on runs, playing basketball and exploring new places are some of his favorite things to do. He also enjoys uncontrollably yelling at his TV during Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Syracuse basketball games. At the end of the night, Chris loves to unwind with a nice glass of wine, harking back to his Northern California roots.

Watch Chris on WMC Action News 5 weekdays and weekends at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


Recent Articles by Chris

  Mid-South college offers degree program to Tennessee inmates

  Community reacts to 8-year-old shot, killed as juvenile homicides increase in Memphis

  8-year-old girl shot and killed at Raleigh apartment complex, homicide record broken again

  Restaurant owners worried new SCHD directive will drive away customers

  Local mayor’s hope to convince other West TN mayors to institute mask mandate

  Atlanta woman finds adopted Memphis brother with help from retired law enforcement officer

  Memphis cycling groups want changes to dangerous intersection where cyclist died after crash

  Southaven Mayor pushes back against MS governor, state health official comments about DeSoto COVID-19 outbreak

  Officers react to Helena-West Helena officer’s death, suspects arrested

  Visits to Santa look much different at Bass Pro Shops during era of COVID-19

  DeSoto County deputies credited with saving boy’s life after scary dirt bike accident

  Off-duty officer involved in shooting at a party

  National Civil Rights Museum reflects on historic vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

  Woman searching for adopted brother who lives in Mid-South

  Mississippians prepare to head to polls to vote on new state flag

  Two dead after fight at Southaven Halloween party turns into shooting

  Memphians get creative as they celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

  Legal sports betting comes to Tennessee Sunday, Nov. 1

  6-year-old Memphis boy goes viral with his “You Can Be ABCs” rap about careers

  Group raising money to erect statue on Beale Street honoring journalist and activist Ida B. Wells

  Curtis McDonald gets celebratory welcome at Bartlett church after President Trump commutes his life sentence

  Local increase in COVID-19 cases cause alarm among health experts

  TN Secretary of State visits Shelby County early voting locations amidst record turnout

  SCS giving teachers option to educate students remotely ahead of reopening for in-person instruction

  Shelby County poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing Black Lives Matter apparel

  8-year-old boy shot and killed in Arkansas; mother says she is heartbroken

  Increased number of Tiger’s fans witness largest comeback in program history

  University of Memphis prepares to welcome expanded crowd at Liberty Bowl for football game Vs UCF

  One of Mid-South’s largest churches reopening for first time since pandemic shut its doors

  Interstate shootings continue in Memphis despite Tennessee Highway Patrol’s increased presence