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
  • Chatsworth’s 31st Annual Holiday Parade

    Chatsworth’s 31st annual holiday parade, festival and car show is taking place today, December 14th. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and Chatsworth’s honorary mayor Chris Burrous will be there! The parade will start at the cross streets of Devonshire and Topanga Canyon. It will be a great day for the entire family to get together and enjoy the holiday spirit. Chatsworth Holiday Parade & Festival

  • Burrous’ Bites: Giuliano’s Restaurant

    If you want real home style Italian cuisine Chris Burrous knows just the place. They have delicious meatball sandwiches that will crumble with flavor. Chris is at Giuliano’s Restaurant in Gardena for this edition of Burrous’ Bites.   Giuliano’s Restaurant

  • Shop Local: The Kite Connection

    Chris Burrous is shopping local in Huntington Beach at a store where you can find high flying fun and unique gifts. Some of his unique finds include a bubble maker, fun kite designs & more. The Kite Connection

  • Shop Local: Antiques of the Sea

    Chris Burrous is shopping local in Huntington at a place that has everything for the beach buff on your list. He takes us to a shop where the movie studios come for props, and if it floats they’ve got it! Antiques of the Sea

  • Shop Local: Anderson Art Gallery

    Chris Burrous is shopping local in Huntington Beach where you can find art that’s hung in the White House and classic beach scenes for the true Californian on your gift list. Anderson Art Gallery

  • Wednesday Forecast: Mostly Clear Ahead of Thursday Evening Showers

    Look for mostly clear skies on Wednesday, but a large pacific storm will bring showers to Southern California beginning Thursday night. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. 

  • Burrous’ Bites: The Standing Room

    Normally great food and gas stations don’t go together. However there is a hole in the wall selling gas in the front and killer burgers in the back. Chris Burrous is in Redondo Beach for this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Standing Room

  • Shop Local: Purple Easel

    Chris Burrous’ continues to shop local in Rancho Cucamonga at the Purple Easel where you can hand paint a gift for your loved ones or treat them to creating one of their own. Purple Easel  

  • Shop Local: David’s Gifts & Tobacco

    Chris Burrous’ continues to shop local in Rancho Cucamonga at David Gift and Tobacco where they have holiday gift giving ideas like quirky sign decorations for your home, cigars and intricate ash trays.