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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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    Talk To Us: Memorial Day

    Today’s Talk To Us featured viewer’s stories of relatives who served and lost their lives. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, May 28th. & 29th.

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    Closet Makeover Winner!

    Ms. Jones from Inglewood won our Closet or Garage Makeover Contest. Here’s the before and after pics after the crew did their thing. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, May 29th. 2016. The prize was provided by Lux Garage and Closet.

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    Valley Greek Festival Begins

    The Valley Greek Festival runs through Memorial Day. Chris, Lynette & Liberte got to see many of the treats featured at the annual event. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, May 28th. 2016. Saturday, Sunday & Monday Noon – 10pm 9501 Balboa Blvd. Northridge

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    Holiday Travelers Expected to Pack SoCal Freeways, Airports

    Travelers were expected to pack local freeways and airports Friday ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Kimberly Cheng, Chris Burrous and Ellina Abovian report from LAX for the KTLA 5 News on May 27, 2016.

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    CHP Officer ‘Doing Better’ After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Near Malibu

    A California Highway Patrol officer was “doing better” Thursday after being seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash near Malibu the night before, authorities said. Officer Flores was hit about 9:15 p.m. on Topanga Canyon Boulevard just north of Pacific Coast Highway, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball. Flores was standing outside her patrol car directing traffic at the scene of an earlier non-injury crash when she was struck by a gray Cadillac traveling northbound at an unknown rate of speed, the […]

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    Man Suspected of Shooting West Covina Officer Arrested in La Puente

    A man suspected of shooting of a West Covina police officer earlier this month was taken into custody early Thursday morning, authorities said. Jose Luis Chavez, 47, allegedly shot Officer Kenny Benitez multiple times on May 20 as the officer was trying to detain him. Benitez, a nine year veteran of the force and a former Marine, was treated and eventually released from the hospital, but authorities were not immediately able to locate Chavez. On Wednesday, officials in West Covina announced a $20,000 reward […]

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    Teen Arrested in Stabbing Death of West Hills Woman Who Took Him Into Her Family Home

    Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after a West Hills woman was found stabbed to death in her family’s home the previous day. Relatives discovered the woman’s body about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home in the 7100 block of Shadow Ridge, said Detective Dave Peteque of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 53-year-old victim, later identified as Connie Cajulis, was found stabbed to death in the living room of the home, Peteque said. Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with […]

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    Burrous’ Bargains: Artificial Turf Saver

    Some homeowners are having to replace their artificial lawns earlier than expected because of smells, fading and flattening. We found a local service that promises to solve those problems for a fraction of the cost of replacement. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, March 15th. 2016. (855) 444-8873

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    Burrous’ Bites: Deep Fried French Toast – Pop’s Cafe

    They don’t mess with the breakfast classics at Pop’s Cafe in Downey. In this edition of Burrous’ Bites we try their simple and great burrito’s, eggs benedict and deep fried french toast. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, May 15th. 2016. Pop’s Cafe, Downey 7840 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240 (562) 927-0096 Sunday 7AM–2:30PM Monday Closed Tuesday 7AM–2:30PM Wednesday 7AM–2:30PM Thursday 7AM–2:30PM Friday 7AM–2:30PM Saturday 7AM–2:30PM