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

  Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Medical District

  Mississippians react to bill removing state flag as it awaits governor’s signature

  Mississippi House, Senate pass bill to change state flag

  Historic vote sets up final vote on fate of Mississippi state flag

  Potential vote for changes to Miss. state flag could come this weekend

  Million-dollar incentive for NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ criticized

  Shelby County commissioner requests return to phase 1 after record-breaking spike in COVID-19 cases

  Hispanic, Latino communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19; Mid-South leaders ask for governor’s help

  Health experts concerned after Shelby County reports largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases

  NCAA bans championship events from Mississippi over state flag

  MICAH religious leaders release charter of demanded actions for change

  SCS considering million-dollar plan to add 15 school days to coming school year

  Protests continue in Overton Square after allegations of sexist, racist culture surface against Memphis restaurant owners

  Demonstrators fill the streets of Memphis with several weekend protests against social injustice, police brutality

  St. Francis Hospital chaplain recovers from COVID-19

  High school seniors stepping up to offer helping hands to senior citizens amid pandemic

  Group pushing to make to-go alcoholic drinks a permanent service in Tennessee

  Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates large increase in Shelby County traffic deaths

  Largest annual Memorial Day event in Mid-South faces changes due to health crisis

  New drug being used at Baptist Memorial to treat COVID-19

  Beale Street reopens with new guidelines

  Oxford community supports US marshal going home after recovering from shooting

  Memphis Uber driver delivering meals to hospital workers gets surprised with new car

  FBI investigating breach of Ark. unemployment assistance website; Gov. Hutchinson visits Forrest City after uptick in COVID-19 cases

  Commissioner proposes ordinance requiring Shelby County business owners to make customers wear masks

  Family, friends throw surprise 50th anniversary celebration for Memphis couple

  Restaurants in rural Tennessee counties anticipate reopening dining rooms at full capacity

  Businesses serve Mid-Southerners on an unusual Mother’s Day amid pandemic

  Mid-Southerners flock to Wolfchase Galleria, Beale Street on first day of reopening

  Memphis Zoo to reopen requiring all visitors to wear masks