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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  Memphis Zoo to reopen requiring all visitors to wear masks

Neighborhood welcomes nurse home from NYC with social distancing party

  West Memphis City Council approves $100,000 COVID-19 relief package

  Crittenden County faces limited COVID-19 testing as Ark. prepares to reopen

Memphis Zoo animals, administrators miss customers as pandemic causes financial difficulties

  Memphis-area restaurants promise caution, patience in plans to reopen dining rooms

  Memphis woman creates viral movement while helping local nurses, doctors fighting COVID-19

  Restaurant employees struggling to make ends meet amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

  Memphis Tourism to host virtual online festival to support local musicians

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

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

  Bullet barely misses man driving on I-40

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

  Memphis fans react to the death of Kobe Bryant

  Family, neighbors pitch in to help clean up woman’s destroyed home

  One Miss. prison escapee caught, search continues for second

  City of Memphis asks people to plan for road closures, traffic issues ahead of St. Jude Marathon and AAC title game

Weather expected to impact record-breaking travel day for Memphians

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

  Memphis experiences incredible national exposure over past year

  U of M vs. SMU game brings record crowd to Liberty Bowl