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
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives and officials from the coroner's office remove human remains from an apartment in the Harbor Hills Housing Project in the Lomita area on July 2, 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘We … Know It’s Her,’ Cousin of Woman Missing Since 2009 Says of Body Found in Wall

    Homicide detectives were conducting an investigation after apparent human remains were discovered inside the wall of an apartment near Lomita, and family members of a woman who went missing when she lived in the unit said they believe the body is hers. Investigators were first called out to the 26800 block of Western Avenue on Wednesday, after receiving a confidential tip that possible human remains were inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Jauch. Scent dogs were used the […]

  • A woman is seen being put into an ambulance after shots were fired in Willowbrook on July 2, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Woman Transported to Hospital After Shots Are Fired at Willowbrook Home

    A woman was transported to a hospital Thursday morning after numerous shots were fired at a home in Willowbrook, video showed. Chris Burrous reports from Willowbrook for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

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    Made In LA: Cowboy Belts

    Where do they get the cowboy belts worn by Clint Eastwood & Ronald Reagan? Chris Burrous finds out, it’s all Made In LA. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, June 26th. 2015.

  • Weenie Burrito Taste Test

    Lynette Romero brought in a “weenie burrito” for Chris Burrous to try. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday June 27th. 2015.

  • Fire crews battle the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    13,000-Acre Lake Fire Continues to Burn Near Big Bear; Evacuation Orders, Smoke Advisory in Effect

    Firefighters on Friday were making slow progress against a wildfire that has scorched more than 20 square miles in the San Bernardino Mountains south of Big Bear Lake, prompting mandatory evacuations and a smoke advisory. Some 400 structures were threatened by the Lake Fire, which was 10 percent contained as of 8 a.m., according to the multiagency website InciWeb. No injuries or structural damages have been reported. Fueled by grass and dense, old-growth timber, the blaze has spread at a moderate pace since it was reported […]

  • The Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department provided this surveillance still image showing the person they believe to be a suspect in the shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, June 17, 2015.

    South Carolina Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Sat With Bible Group Before Opening Fire

    Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them. A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a table with the small group. Nothing in the footage suggests the carnage to come. Police say Roof shot and killed nine people inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston’s […]

  • An excessive heat warning was in effect in L.A. and Ventura Counties on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heat Advisory Issued as Triple-Digit Temps Forecast to Hit SoCal Valley, Desert Areas

    A heat advisory has been issued as Southern California temperatures continue to soar this week. Kareen Wynter reports from Ontario for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on June 17, 2015. More Video:  

  • Burrous’ Bites: Buenos Aires Grill

    A meat lover’s paradise, that’s what Chris Burrous discovered in Northridge. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday June 14th. 2015.

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    Burrous’ Bites: Garbage Burrito

    Chris Burrous is in the Inland Empire trying the garbage burrito… horrible name, awesome flavor! This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday June 7th. 2015.