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

  Local authorities enforcing Gov. Bill Lee’s ‘stay-at-home’ order

  Mid-South Makers create masks with 3D printers to help healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigating confrontation between woman and deputy caught on video

  Ark. Gov. Asa Hutchinson declares state disaster area for Jonesboro following EF-3 tornado

  Twister leaves extensive damage after ripping through Jonesboro, Ark.

  COVID-19 testing ramps up in DeSoto County with one-day-only drive-thru testing center

  Memphis Tourism to host virtual online festival to support local musicians

  Community effort restarts food distribution program for Shelby County Schools children

  Southaven restaurants reduced to take-out, delivery after civil emergency declared

  Memphis businesses get creative after mayor orders more closures due to coronavirus

  Shelby County businesses react after mayor, municipalities issue state of emergency

  Mid-South gyms make changes to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

  Memphis music scene severely impacted by cancellations and postponements due to coronavirus concerns

  Mid-South cosmetologists adjust business practices to reduce spread of coronavirus

  Beale Street goers celebrate in Downtown Memphis, despite rescheduled parade

  Mid-South hospitals prepare for possible overwhelming amount of COVID-19 patients seeking treatment

  UTHSC lab is leading research facility in search for drug to treat novel coronavirus

  Memphis nursing homes on high alert after 1st coronavirus case announced in Shelby County

  Shelby County coronavirus case is ‘no risk’ to the general public, officials say

  Memphis 901 FC fans turn out for Tim Howard’s return

  President Trump meets with Benton Co. mayor

  Benton County mayor credits new emergency alert system for safety of community members

  Several armed robberies at local wireless stores leave employees uneasy

  Youth Villages partners with video production company to help foster children find a home

  Local leaders speak out against permitless carry legislation

  Memphis school stepping up to help children in crisis by donating stuffed animals

  More than 100 volunteers help search for missing teens and parent in Tennessee River

  Boat recovered, 2 teens and adult still missing after weekend boating tournament at Pickwick Lake

  Bullet barely misses man driving on I-40

  Family, friends hold special vigil in honor of missing Cordova woman’s birthday