Chris Burrous
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Chris Burrous co-anchors the KTLA 5 Morning News on weekends and can be seen reporting on breaking news during the week.

Chris started his broadcasting career in Southern California — while still attending Chapman University — at KCKC-AM and KCXX-FM in San Bernardino. KNTV-TV and KLIV-AM in San Jose, Calif., were next, followed by morning and evening anchoring duties at KEVN-TV in Rapid City, S.D.

The next move was his best, KGET-TV in Bakersfield, Calif., as morning anchor. That’s where Chris met his wife and discovered the joys of Luigi’s and Wool Growers, and other great Kern County institutions like Buck Owens. Working his way up Highway 99, Chris anchored mornings at KGPE-TV in Fresno, Calif. Our state’s capitol was home for six years as Chris anchored at KMAX-TV’s “Good Day Sacramento.” While in Sacramento, Chris also hosted newstalk on KFBK-AM and hosted a weekly program on PBS, “California Heartland.”

A big change was next, as Chris joined Tribune and anchored mornings at WPIX-TV in New York City. Finally after a journey that spanned from the Orange Circle to the Blackhills to Truckee and even the Bronx, Chris joined KTLA in 2010 to help extend the Morning News to seven days a week.

Chris is the son of a Central Valley farmer and a NASA engineer.

Chris is always looking for your suggestions for his “Burrous’ Bites” segments where he meets a KTLA viewer at their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant and gives it a try. Chris also contributes a regular series “Made in California,” featuring local companies that are still making it in the USA.

He is always looking for good ideas for segments for the weekends. Please email him directly at: He is also the co-president of the 6 a.m. gang; if you’d like to join, please email:

Recent Articles
  • Burrous’ Bites: Beautiful Buttery Brittle

    It takes A LOT of butter to make this perfect brittle. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, May 28th. 2017. 1926 W Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91506       (818) 955-7700 Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm  

  • Burrous’ Bites: Campfire Cupcakes

    The campfire cupcake is a great gooey treat, fresh made marshmallow, kissed by flame, and it’s all on top of a “cloud” of frozen custard. Only thing is, this bakery is so hidden, like the owner is in the witness protection program. Here’s where to find it. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired, Sunday, May 21st. 2017. Dreamy Creations 19441 Business Center Dr unit 114, Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 882-0120

  • 3 Major Events to Bring Road Closures, Heavy Traffic to Pasadena This Weekend

    Get ready for some major delays if you’re planning to be on the roads in Pasadena this weekend. Three major events planned for the area have officials closing roads and warning of heavy traffic. Legendary rock bank U2 will be packing the Rose Bowl for their “The Joshua Tree” tour shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Both shows have been sold out, according to the city’s website. Tickets are also already gone for another Pasadena favorite. The two-day annual “Explore […]

  • Nothing Found in Renewed Search of South Pasadena’s Arroyo Park for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

    The ongoing search for 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr., who disappeared in April after a trip to Disneyland with his father, brought investigators a second time to Arroyo Park in South Pasadena on Thursday morning, but nothing was found. The search effort came a day after the boy’s mother spoke out for the first time – at a news conference where authorities revealed new details in the investigation. The boy’s father, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr., was found unconscious in Arroyo Park next […]

  • Hillside Home Destroyed in Pacific Palisades Fire

    A hillside home in Pacific Palisades was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning, officials said. The incident was reported about 5 a.m. at a 3,000-square-foot home along the 800 block of North Las Casas Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was extinguished in about three hours, officials said. All floors of the home, which is mostly made of wood, were engulfed in flames, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the home was five stories, […]

  • Massive Terminal Move at LAX Wrapping up

    A massive terminal shuffle effort that occurred over the weekend is wrapping up with few hiccups, officials said.  

  • Burrous’ Bites: Donut-Burger In West Covina

    Looks wrong, but it’s so right. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 14, 2017. Honey Donut & Teriyaki 500 North Azusa Avenue West Covina, CA 91791 Monday-Saturday 6am – 9pm (626) 966-8183

  • Honey Oil Operation Suspected in Costa Mesa Fire That Left Resident Injured

    Investigators Friday said they found what appeared to be a honey oil lab and marijuana at a Costa Mesa residence where a fire broke out the night before. Firefighters responded to the 2200 block of Avalon Street, where they found an outdoor shed engulfed in flames, about 9 p.m., Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Vasin said. “Very lucky that nothing else went wrong and we were able to extinguish the fire before it extended into the house,” Vasin said. […]

  • 25 Great White Sharks Spotted Off Southern California Coast

    “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” is not something you want to hear when you’re enjoying a day at the beach. But that’s exactly what beachgoers in the waters off Capistrano Beach in Orange County heard broadcast from a helicopter loudspeaker as they paddleboarded on Wednesday. Lifeguards “are advising that you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline,” Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brian Stockbridge is heard saying […]