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

  West Memphis crime rate drops, mayor credits community policing

  Father pleads for answers after son killed in hit and run crash

Gov. Bill Lee responds to LGBTQ legislation

  Amazon to open new Memphis facility, adding hundreds of high paying jobs to growing local job market

  Justin Timberlake joins fight against Byhalia Pipeline

  Psychologist advises listening to your children’s needs, concerns after Chauvin verdict

  City Council delays vote protecting Memphis aquifer as threat of lawsuit from pipeline company looms

  Byhalia Pipeline protest ahead of city council vote

  Live music is back at the Memphis Botanic Garden

  Memphians excited for downtown grocery store opening later this year

  Team Waste takes over trash collection for Waste Pro

  City of Memphis terminates contract with Waste Pro following complaints, lawsuits

Ballet Memphis brings back first in-person performance since start of pandemic

  Rapper charged in connection with dozens of arrests after shooting on I-55 in North Mississippi

  Memphis River Parks Partnership gets approval to make Riverside Drive more pedestrian-friendly

  Construction at Overton Park Golf Course unearths hidden items buried for decades

  NCRM commemorates 53 years since assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  Memphis restaurants struggle to find employees

  CDC releases guidance on Easter gatherings

  World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest makes comeback after pandemic cancellation

  Nearly 300K vaccines administered in Shelby County

  Shelby Co. leaders concerned with drop in COVID-19 testing

  Mid-South doctors go door to door to immunize Shelby County’s most vulnerable population

  Memphis parent group applauds SCS for partnership fighting learning loss

  Mid-South pays respects to Asian-American community with candlelight vigil

  Beale Street packed, businesses stay open until 1 a.m.

  Memphis group starts community fridge project to combat food insecurity

  Threat of severe weather causes City of Memphis to postpone all vaccine appointments Wednesday

  Why many Memphians may not know they are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

  13-year-old shot while riding scooters in downtown Memphis, in critical condition