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
  • Millionaire’s Run

    The creators of the app “Millionaire’s Run” explain how you can win a million dollars by playing their game! Visit for more information. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, July 16, 2017.

  • Dine L.A. Summer Tour 2017

    The Bellwether is taking part in dineL.A. Chef Ted Hopson shows us some specials. dineL.A. continues through July 28th. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, July 15, 2017.

  • Las Brisas Sunset Celebration Menu

    Las Brisas in Laguna Beach shows off its new Sunset Celebration Menu. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, July 15, 2017.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Chocolatine French Cafe

    Simply the most delightful French Café. This aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, July 9th. 2017. Chocolatine French Cafe 2955 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 557-0561

  • Burrous’ Bites: Jerry’s Coffee Shop

    The chili is incredible, get it on EVERYTHING! This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday July 2nd. 2017. Jerry’s Coffee Shop 4817 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 526-1652 Open Daily, 6am – 3pm

  • Deputies Fatally Shoot Teen in Palmdale While Trying to Stop Dog From Charging at Them: LASD

    In what officials called an “extremely unfortunate incident,” a teenager was shot and killed in Palmdale by sheriff’s deputies who had opened fire on a pitbull that was charging at them a second time early Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies initially responded to a loud noise/loud music call at a residence in the 38500 block of 10th Street East around 3:45 a.m., according to sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner. Authorities had responded to the location, in […]

  • Woman in Custody, Police Officer Injured Following Pursuit Crash in Van Nuys

    A woman was in custody and an officer was injured following a pursuit in Van Nuys Thursday morning. Officers initially located a stolen vehicle about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Sherman Way and Haskell Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Irma Mota said. Police initiated a “following” and the vehicle briefly pulled over before fleeing, Mota said. Officers pursued the vehicle, which eventually pulled over again before the driver put the vehicle in reverse. “She reversed her vehicle into […]

  • Man Killed, Boy Wounded When Gunman Opens Fire on Car Stopped at Red Light in El Monte

    A man was killed and a boy left wounded after someone walked up to a vehicle they were in and opened fire as they sat at a stop light in El Monte Tuesday night. The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. near the intersection of Garvey and Durfee avenues, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. The shooting victims were in the back seat of the car, which was also occupied by two women. One of the women […]

  • Brother of Domestic Violence Suspect Is Fatally Shot by Rialto Police Officer at San Bernardino Home

    The brother of a man who was being sought in connection with a domestic violence incident was shot and killed by a Rialto police officer who was responding to a San Bernardino home early Friday, officials said. The incident came after the Rialto Police Department responded to a domestic violence incident in Rialto at about 1 a.m. The investigation led them to a nearby home along the 2800 block of West Birch Street in San Bernardino, San Bernardino Police Department […]