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 big rig overturned amid heavy rainfall in Sylmar on Jan. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    1st in Series of Storms Brings Rain, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    The first in a series of storms has arrived in Southern California, bringing heavy showers and dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning. Showers began late Wednesday and intensified overnight, leaving slick roadways for early morning drivers. In Sylmar, a big rig overturned just before 3 a.m., prompting officials to close southbound 5 and 14 freeway truck lanes. A SigAlert was expected to remain in place until about noon, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. A crash on the westbound […]

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    Burrous’ Bites: Super Crunchy Potato Taco

    Primo potato tacos and a must-do dessert! This edition aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, January 15th. 2017. Luna Llena 2760 Tapo Canyon Rd. Simi Valley 93063 (805) 210-5022

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    Travel Smart January 15th. 2017

    A great deal to Apple Farm Inn and Iceland in today’s segment. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday January 15th. 2017.

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    Los Angeles Mommy Blogger Shares The Latest in the World of Babies and Kids

    Los Angeles-based mommy blogger Kathy King stopped by the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 to share what’s new in the baby and kids world.  

  • Police investigate a fight that turned deadly in the Westlake neighborhood on Jan. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies After Being Struck in Head With Metal Pipe During Family Dispute in Westlake

    A man died after being struck in the head with a metal pipe during a family dispute involving two couples in the Westlake neighborhood of Central Los Angeles early Friday morning. Officers were called to the 400 block of Hartford Avenue just before 1 a.m. after someone reported a fight going on the street, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Joe Losorelli said. Investigators determined the incident began with a dispute between two men and two women in a nearby apartment then spilled […]

  • Rain falls on Southern California on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 More Storms Set to Bring Showers to SoCal Through Early Friday

    The first of two storms slated to hit Southern California this week brought moderate to heavy showers to the region Wednesday morning. The wet weather arrived overnight and is forecast to drop between a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain along the coasts and valleys, with mountain and foothill areas getting as much as an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall with this storm is expected to remain light and stay above 7,000 feet. The wet […]

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    4 Tips To Look Sharper In a Suit

    As you get dressed up for holiday parties and New Year’s events, we learned four tips to look sharper in your suit. We also discovered the new trends in men’s and women’s suits. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, December 18th. 2016. Rocky’s Custom Clothes 13934 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 981-8097

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in Valley Glen on Dec. 14, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Shooting Victim Walks About 2 Blocks Before Collapsing, Dying in Front of Valley Glen Home

    A man who collapsed and died in front of a Valley Glen home managed to walk about two blocks after being shot in the chest in a nearby parking lot, police said Wednesday. The victim was apparently in a parking lot in a shopping center with several other people near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Woodman Avenue when an argument broke out and someone opened fire, an official told KTLA. Police responded to the area after receiving a shots […]

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    Hot Handbags For Christmas

    We learned the top 5 mistakes people make when wearing a handbag and got on point with the latest trends in handbags if you’re buying one as a present. Our guest is the owner of KYLAJOY, which designs and handcrafts their bags in Los Angeles. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, December 10th. 2016.