Chris Luther

Chris Luther


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

  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

  University of Memphis investigating after students say they were kicked out of a party for being gay

  Cyntoia Brown-Long stops in Memphis on national book tour

  Memphis City Council considering loosening living requirements for officers, firefighters

  5 wanted by police after shots fired at Wolfchase Galleria

  Memphis church vandalized, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage

  Memphis working to complete city’s first climate action plan

  Palestine, Arkansas police chief takes pay cut to pay for school resource officer

  New service dog program Introduced at St. Jude

  Church of the River hopes to bring new playground to Big River Crossing

  Delta Fair increasing security following shooting incident

  Cross County Jail administrator resigns days after wife arrested for holding teens at gunpoint

Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

  ‘Organized chaos’: 1 week after Southaven Walmart shooting

  MPD announces new proactive measures, ramping up security at local stores

  FedEx investing $450M for airport expansion

  Golfers donate money to St. Jude for every birdie, eagle they shoot

Top golfers tee up smiles at St. Jude

  Complete stranger to help Mid-South veteran see long lost love again

  Community gathers in honor of slain West Memphis teen

  WWII veteran reunites with French love interest after 75 years