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
  • A Delta Airlines airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, August 15, 2016 (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Transportation Department Considers Allowing In-Flight Phone Calls

    Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 9, 2016.

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    Nearly 200 Forced to Flee Fire at High-Rise Apartment Building in Riverside

    Nearly 200 residents had to flee a high-rise apartment building in Riverside when a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the 16-story building in the 3900 block of Tenth Street at about 12:30 a.m. A fire had fully engulfed a 10th floor apartment and smoke filled several more units on that floor and above, a public information officer for the City of Riverside Fire Department said at the scene. About 185 residents, many of whom are seniors […]

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    Decorate Our Tree – Sunday Dec. 4th. 6am.

    Kind viewers continue to help decorate our weekend Christmas tree. This aired, Sunday December 4th. in the 6am hour.  

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    Cold Weather Soup

    Chris Burrous wanted Lynette Romero to try his favorite cold weather soup, the cabbage soup from Brent’s Deli. Here’s how the taste test went. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, December 3rd. 2016. Brent’s Deli 19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324 Phone: (818) 886-5679 2799 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361 Phone: (805) 557-1882  

  • Winds damaged a home in La Canada Flintridge on Dec. 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Strong, Damaging Winds, Cool Temperatures Expected Throughout SoCal; Gusts Could Reach 60 to 80 MPH

    Strong, cold and damaging Santa Ana winds are blowing through Southern California Friday into Saturday, the National Weather Service reported. The strongest winds are likely to occur all day Friday and into Friday night, according to the agency. A high wind warning and a wind advisory are in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday. By Friday afternoon, the strongest gust was 70 mph in Fremont Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains, according to the weather service. A gust of 67 mph was recorded […]

  • Rescue crews respond to a deadly crash in South Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boy, 5, Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Into South L.A. Apartment; Police Seek Other Driver Who Cut Off Suspect

    A 5-year-old boy was killed when a suspected DUI driver crashed through the side of an apartment building where he was sleeping early Thursday morning in the Historic South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles. Police are hoping to speak to another driver who may have cut off the suspect leading up to the crash. The crash occurred in the 2800 block of South Central Avenue about 12:17 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Nate Williams said. The driver of a […]

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    Help Decorate the Weekend Tree: Saturday, November 26th. 9am

    Kind KTLA viewers are once again mailing in their homemade ornaments. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, November 26th.  

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    Shop Local: Old Town Monrovia – Kattywompus

    In honor of Small Business Saturday, we shopped local and discovered this store in Old Town Monrovia. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday November 26th. 2016. Kattywompus 412 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: (626) 357-1091

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    Shop Local: Old Town Monrovia – Charlie’s House

      In honor of Small Business Saturday we are shopping local in Old Town Monrovia at Charlie’s House, Gifts for the Home. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, November 26th. 2016. 430 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: (626) 359-3963