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
  • A deputy was involved in a fatal crash in the Boyle Heights area on Nov. 16, 2017, authorities say. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Boys, Ages 7 and 9, Killed in Sheriff’s Department SUV Crash in Boyle Heights; Mother Critical

    The two children killed when an on-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SUV careened into pedestrians in the Boyle Heights area Thursday evening were identified as 7- and 9-year-old boys, whose mother was also struck and is in critical condition, police said Friday. The crash was called in about 7:25 p.m. after the SUV and two other vehicles collided in the intersection of South Indiana Street and Whittier Boulevard on the border of East L.A. and Boyle Heights. The two […]

  • Long beach authorities talk to a man suspected in a carjacking on Nov. 9, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Carjacker Stole Officer’s Gun Before Being Shot With Rubber Bullets in Long Beach, Police Say

    Police used rubber bullets to take a suspected carjacker into custody Wednesday night after the man allegedly stole an officer’s gun and then led them on a pursuit in Long Beach. The incident began about 10 p.m. when an officer responded to a suspicious person call and determined the man had stolen a vehicle, Long Beach Police Department public information officer Nancy Pratt said. The man began to fight as the officer attempted to take him into custody, and at […]

  • Fire crews battle a blaze in Santa Ana on Nov. 8, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Fire Erupts Near Gas Station in Santa Ana, Prompts Closure of 22 Freeway On-Ramp

    Fire crews responded quickly to a dangerous fire that broke out near a gas station in Santa Ana Wednesday morning. Video shows firefighters battling the three-alarm blaze at a building in the 2900 block of North Hesperian Street about 3 a.m. The building, which houses a Sherwin-Williams paint store, is next door to a gas station and is located close to the 22 Freeway. The fire prompted officials to temporarily close the Bristol Street on- and off-ramps to the eastbound […]

  • A worker at the Baskin-Robbins location on Arrow Highway in San Dimas is seen sweeping up shards of glass after the location was robbed on Nov. 2, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

    String of Smash-and-Grab Burglaries in San Gabriel Valley May Be Linked to Dozens of Others Across SoCal

    Authorities are investigating whether a string of 46 smash-and-grab burglaries across Southern California are linked, including 16 that took place at small businesses in the San Gabriel Valley early Thursday morning. Six such incidents were reported overnight across San Dimas, another six in Azusa, four in Monrovia and one in Glendora, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and local police. Two burglaries are Duarte were no longer believed to be linked, authorities later said. Most the […]

  • File photo of a gasoline pump resting in the tank of a car in San Anselmo, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Gas Tax Increased by 12 Cents Statewide Starting Wednesday

    A 12-cent increase to California’s gas tax kicked in on Wednesday and will immediately impact motorists’ at the pump as the state attempts to generate revenue for infrastructure improvements. Chris Burrous and Courtney Friel report for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 1, 2017.

  • Irish Celebrity Chef Shares Beef Stew Ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles

    Irish celebrity chef Donal Skehan shared his signature beef and Guinness stew and other dishes with Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero ahead of Ireland Week in Los Angeles. This segment appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 15, 2017.

  • A DC-10 makes a drop as the Anahiem Hills fire rages along 241 and Santiago Canyon Rd in Orange. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    All Evacuation Orders Lifted as Containment Increases on Canyon Fire 2

    As officials continue to assess the damage caused by Canyon Fire 2, all residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday following increased containment of the 9,217-acre blaze. Crews had the fire 60 percent contained as of Wednesday evening and expect to have full containment by Saturday, fire officials stated in an incident update. The final remaining evacuation order for homes off Windes Drive in the city of Orange was lifted about 5 p.m. Several schools, including Anaheim Hills, Canyon […]

  • Harvey Weinstein, former co-chairman and co-founder of Weinstein Co., attends a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Accused of Sexual Harassment, Film Exec Harvey Weinstein Apologizes But Plans to Sue NY Times Over Exposé

    The New York Times has published a story detailing numerous accusations of sexual harassment against powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The Times identifies several of Weinstein’s accusers, including actress Ashley Judd. “Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly,” Judd said, according to the Times. Weinstein is the co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, which is behind films like “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The King’s Speech,” and “Django Unchained.” […]

  • Great Green Sauce! Burrous Bites

    It’s not pesto! It’s a super salmon dish that’s drawing crowds to this mom & pop restaurant. This Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday October 1st. 2017. Café Corleone 15337 Paramount Blvd. Paramount 90723 (562) 408-6100