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: chris.burrous@ktla.com. He is also the co-president of the 6 a.m. gang; if you'd like to join, please email: weekends@ktla.com.


Recent Articles
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    Sunday Forecast: Rain Headed to SoCal

    Abundant sunshine, warmer temperatures and windy weather in Southern California will give way to some rain early in the week. Chris Burrous has the forecast for Jan. 25, 2015.

  • Burrous’ Bites: CaCao Mexicatessen Restaurant

    Do duck tacos sound good to you? Chris checks out a hip urban mexicatessen restaurant in Eagle Rock that serves up some mouth watering flavors. Cacao Mexicatessen Restaurant

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Sunday, January 25

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris took Hi-5’s with people he met at a Burrous’ Bites favorite and while he was shopping in Pacoima.

  • KTLA Celebrates National Peanut Butter Day with SpreadPB

    Katie Kerr, co-owner of SpreadPB in Studio City, joined us to help celebrate National Peanut Butter Day. Katie demonstrated how you can upgrade your peanut butter sandwich by making peanut butter banana rolls, a savory chicken green curry peanut butter sandwich, and apple smiles with marshmallows. SpreadPB is a new restaurant that specializes in peanut butter sandwiches. For location & business hours visit Spead PB.

  • Welcome to the KTLA Family Baby Brady Burch!

    Welcome to the world and your KTLA family baby Brady Burch! Our Wendy Burch gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Brady Taylor Burch at 10:51 p.m. on Monday, January 12th. He came into the world at eight pounds, eight ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Wendy, Brady and dog Sophie are all doing just fine. Lynette Romero visited baby Brady and the new mom and shared photos with the Weekend KTLA Morning News.      

  • KTLA Morning News Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, January 17th & Sunday, January 18th

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris took Hi-5’s with people he met at a Burrous’ Bites favorite, Liberte shared a photo from a movie shoot she was on, and Lynette shared […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: The Secret Spot

    There is a breakfast joint in Huntington Beach with breakfast burritos and pancakes with so much flavor. Plus, there are great vegan and vegetarian options as well. Chris takes us to the ‘Secret Spot’ in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. The Secret Spot  

  • A man was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and carjacking after a pursuit ended in South El Monte on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Carjacker Arrested After Winding Pursuit From Lakewood to South El Monte

    A man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after allegedly burglarizing a fast-food restaurant in Lakewood, carjacking a woman in Commerce and leading authorities on a winding pursuit that ended in South El Monte, officials said. The sequence of events began about 1:50 a.m., when a deputy saw the man burglarizing a Wienerschnitzel that was closed at the time, said Lt. Alicia Malone of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When the deputy attempted to stop the man, a […]

  • KTLA Morning News Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, January 10

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of our KTLA Morning News Weekend team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris took Hi-5’s with people he met at a Burrous’ Bites favorite  and Liberte shared pictures of her brother and allergist.