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:

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    Burrous’ Bites: Hula Dog

    The hot dog that causes long lines in Hawaii is finally here! Chris Burrous’ is in Newport Beach for this edition of Burrous’ Bites. They also have a popular food truck that goes all over. http://WWW.HULADOG.COM 2233 W Balboa Blvd #109, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 220-7094

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    Made In LA: Ovens

    Who knew, ovens… thousands of them are “Made In LA” Chris Burrous tours Dacor in the City Of Industry, showing you how they’re made from start to finish. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, November 28th. 2015.

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    Longer Lines Expected Amid Increased Airport Security for Thanksgiving Travel

    The busiest travel days of the year in the U.S. are likely to be even more complicated for travelers flying through U.S. airports for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Chris Burrous reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 25, 2015.

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    Burrous’ Bites: Ground Pepperoni Pizza

    Very different, very delicious… ground pepperoni pizza. Burrous’ Bites checked out Domenico’s in Long Beach on this edition that aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, November 22nd. 2015. Domenico’s 5339 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-0261

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    Burrous’ Bargains: Discount Luxury Bus Service

    Discount luxury busses are trying to get you to ditch the airport for your holiday travel Burrous’ Bargains shows you the three main carriers.  See how to get a ride for a dollar by clicking here. http://WWW.MEGABUS.COM  

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    KTLA Weather: Liberte Chan’s Saturday Forecast

    Warm, windy and dry today with a widespread fire weather warning through Sunday. Much cooler next week with a chance of rain on Wednesday.

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    Downey Officer Killed During ‘Botched Robbery Attempt’ Near Police Station: Investigators

    A Downey police officer who was fatally shot while sitting in his personal vehicle near the police station was the victim of a botched robbery, and three young men who fled the shooting were arrested and were being held on suspicion of murder Thursday in his death. Officer Ricardo Galvez was parked in an unmarked vehicle in a public parking lot next to the Downey Police Department, located at 10911 Brookshire Ave., when two people ran up and at least one opened […]

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    Burrous’ Bargains: Free Toilet & Installation

    Save water, cut your utility bill and get a nice looking new toilet installed for free! This edition of Burrous’ Bargains aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, November 14th. 2015. Accend Energy (818) 390-2264 UPDATE: SoCalWaterSmart, has suspended their rebate for toilets because of a lack of funds. Companies like the one above operated by collecting the rebate on your behalf, then proving you with a toilet and installation. Without the rebate program in place, this and other […]

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    Burrous’ Bites: El Abuelo & Pops Ice Cream

    Fried cheese topped with chorizo & fresh international fruit ice creams in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. This aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, November 15th. 2015. El Abuelo 452 North Maclay Avenue San Fernando, CA 91340 Helados Pops Ice Cream 450 North Maclay Avenue San Fernando, CA 91340