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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:

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    Burrous’ Bites: Mark Kriski’s Favorite Tri-Tip

    Mark Kriski joined Chris Burrous for this edition of Burrous’ Bites, showing his favorite tri-tip spot. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, February 7th. 2016. Green Acres 2918 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 526-1312

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    Soaring Gas Bills Analyzed By Experts

    Viewers sent us their suddenly higher gas bills, we shared them with T.U.R.N., The Utility Reform Network, a consumer watchdog organization. Their experts analyzed the bills and provided their opinion. We also learned of a plan to increase a fixed charge on your monthly bill. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, February 7th. 2016.  

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    Baby Squirrel Rescued By Mark Kriski & Jennifer Gould

    Wild winds knocked a baby squirrel out of a tree and away from it’s mother. Mark Kriski and Jennifer Gould rescued it. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, February 6th. 2016.

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    Burrous’ Bargains: Valentine’s Day Savings

    Burrous’ Bargains reveals where to get chocolate dipped strawberries and more sweets for half off! This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, February 6th. 2016. Strawberries: http://CAKEWALKSUPPLIES.COM Bulk candies and nuts: http://EXELPAKINC.COM Candy warehouse: http://JACKSCANDYANDTOY.COM  

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    Airlines Letting Staff Members Opt Out of Flights to Zika Areas

    Two major U.S. airlines say they are allowing staff members to opt out of flights to Latin America and the Caribbean amid escalating concerns over the spread of the Zika virus and its effects on unborn children. United said Wednesday that it was giving pregnant flight attendants the option of withdrawing from assignments to countries affected by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to babies being born with abnormally small heads. “The safety of our employees is paramount and […]

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    Porter Ranch Gas Leak: Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against SoCal Gas

    A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Southern California Gas Company Tuesday claims the ongoing gas leak near Porter Ranch contributed to the death a 79-year-resident who lived less than three miles from the leaking well. Chris Burrous reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News.  

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    DA Files Criminal Charges Against SoCal Gas Over Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

    Los Angeles County prosecutors filed criminal misdemeanor charges Tuesday against Southern California Gas Co. in connection with the ongoing leak above Porter Ranch. The charges, related to the company allegedly having failed to immediately report the leak in a deep underground well at the Aliso Canyon facility, were announced by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Earlier Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office had joined a civil lawsuit filed by the county and city of Los Angeles against […]

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    Communities Near Porter Ranch Can Seek Relocation Due to Gas Leak: LA City Council

    People who live in neighborhoods near Porter Ranch can now seek relocation benefits due to concerns over an ongoing gas leak from a damaged well. Chris Burrous reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 27, 2016. People who live in neighborhoods near Porter Ranch can seek relocation benefits after a massive gas leak prompted concern among locals, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday. Kareen Wynter reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News […]

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    Burrous’ Bites: The Pie Hole

    It’s National Pie Day! Burrous’ Bites visits the Pie Hole. Three locations now: