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
  • Gordo was recovering at a Culver City animal hospital on Sept. 18, 2014, one day after he was hit by a van during a pursuit. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gordo Said to Be Doing Well Following Surgery for Injuries Sustained During South L.A. Pursuit

    A day after being struck by a van during a wild police chase in South Los Angeles, the maltese-mix named Gordo was recovering after undergoing surgery that was deemed a success. The canine was walking on a residential street Wednesday night when he was hit by the vehicle, which had spun out and lost two tires moments earlier when a police cruiser performed a PIT maneuver. His owner, Santos Son, said Gordo ran out of the home when he opened […]

  • Gordo was injured after being hit by a van during a pursuit in South L.A., but he was expected to be OK. (Credit: Santos Son)

    Dog Struck, Injured During CHP Pursuit Involving Stolen Van in South L.A.

    A stolen white van involved in a wild police chase with the California Highway Patrol on South Los Angeles surface streets struck a dog a short time before the pursuit ended, injuring the pet. The chase lasted a little more than an hour before it was terminated on Manchester Avenue west of Central Avenue. It began around 8 p.m. in the area of 77th Place and Central Avenue  after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department ran the license plate on […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen

    Chris is in the Inland Empire at a hip Mexican restaurant with a modern twist for this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen  

  • A car was mostly underwater after a flash flood hit parts of Riverside County on Sept. 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flash Flood Causes Damage, Prompts Rescues in IE; More Thunderstorms Forecast

    Thunderstorms in the Inland Empire Monday caused flooding and prompted rescue efforts, the day after flash floods in the region caused similar damage. The National Weather Service initially issued a Flash Flood Warning in Indio, Palm Desert and Coachella until 10 a.m., a tweet from the agency stated. The warning was later extended until noon. A Flash Flood Watch was scheduled to remain in effect through Monday evening for the mountain and desert areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, […]

  • Buckboard BBQ is a "carnivore's paradise" in Covina. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burrous’ Bites: Buckboard BBQ in Covina

    In the newest edition of Burrous’ Bites, we travel to Buckboard BBQ, a “carnivore’s paradise” in Covina. The mouth-watering menu includes tender meat with just the right amount of sauce. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Buckboard BBQ

    Located in a small strip mall in Covina, is a mouth-watering BBQ place with so much flavor your taste buds won’t know how to react. Burrous’ takes you there in this week’s Burrous’ Bites.

  • Friday Forecast: Big Surf, Weekend Rain Inland

    Hurricane Norbert is bringing big surf to our Southland beaches Friday and will likely cause a few showers over the Inland areas on Sunday and Monday. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 5, 2014.

  • Monday Forecast: Sunny and Breezy; Mild Temps

    Temperatures continue to cool as we head into Labor Day Monday. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 1, 2014.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Not A Burger Stand

    Delicious delicacies at a restaurant that is definitely not your average burger joint. Chris is in Burbank for some crab cakes and more at ‘Not A Burger Stand.’ Not A Burger Stand