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 getaway car is left at the scene of a robbery that turned into a homicide in Lancaster on Feb. 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Employee Shoots, Kills Suspected Tire Iron-Wielding Burglar Who Broke Into Lancaster Doughnut Shop: LASD

    A doughnut shop employee in Lancaster stopped an apparent burglary when he shot and killed a tire iron-wielding intruder who was one of two men who broke a window to get inside the shop early Friday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. at the Sugary Donut shop in the 43600 block of 15th Street West, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. John Corina said. Two people pulled up to the doughnut shop, which was still closed at the time, and […]

  • A large tree fell onto a home in Pasadena on Feb. 22, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Second Tree in Danger of Falling on Already Damaged Pasadena Home

    A home in Pasadena was damaged by a tree that came crashing down Tuesday, but residents are also concerned about another tree that appears in danger of toppling as well. Chris Burrous reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 22, 2017.

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    Burrous’ Bites: Reunion Food & Drink

    A mighty meatloaf and a warm potato salad with some odd but excellent additions. This is a great date night spot. This aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, February  19th. 2017.  

  • A street was flooded in the Santa Clarita area on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deadly Storm Brings Heavy Rain to SoCal, Causes Damages and Flooding

    A powerful storm forecasters believe may be the strongest to hit the region in years moved into Southern California Friday, drenching the area with rain and prompting numerous weather watches and warnings in the area. Heavy precipitation was causing numerous problems in the area by the afternoon, downing trees and power lines, and flooding local roads in the Los Angeles area. By 3:40 p.m., LAPD had sent out at an advisory warning people to stay off the road if possible, […]

  • A sign warning drivers of possible mudflows is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KLTA)

    Upcoming Storm Prompts Mudslide Concerns Around SoCal

    An upcoming major storm has residents, especially those in Southern California’s burn areas, concerned about possible mudslides. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 16, 2017.

  • A car was crushed by a tree in Pasadena on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

    Family Car Crushed by Downed Tree in Pasadena

    A huge tree, believed to be about 100 years old, fell over in Pasadena Tuesday and crushed a family’s car. The tree fell in the 900 block of North Hill Avenue and also damaged the rear of the home, according to a tweet by the Pasadena Fire Department at about 9:11 p.m. Video showed the 100-foot-tall tree landed squarely on top of the family’s car, flattening the area that would have been occupied by a driver. Luckily no one was […]

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    Burrous’ Bites: $20 Surf & Turf

    I really like the price and the quality of the food at this week’s Burrous’ Bites location. The romantic restaurant is also located in one of the most quaint downtowns around. This aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday Feburary 12th. 2017.  

  • Protesters converge on the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles during a rally against immigration arrests on Feb. 9, 2017. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles TImes)

    L.A.-Area Immigration Arrests Spark Fear and Anger, But Federal Officials Say They Are Routine

    Arrests made by federal immigration officials in Southern California this week have heightened anxiety about a promised crackdown by President Trump on people in this country illegally. The arrests sparked a protest in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday evening, with immigration advocates claiming that about 100 people had been taken into custody. But immigration officials disputed those numbers and said the arrests were part of routine activities, not tied to any new crackdown. The situation highlighted fear among many immigrants […]

  • Dense fog causes flight delays at LAX on Feb. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dense Local Fog, East Coast Storm Prompt Flight Delays at LAX

    Dense local fog and a powerful East Coast storm have caused several flight delays and diversions at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning. Some flights headed to LAX were diverted to Ontario Thursday due to the fog creating unsafe conditions in Los Angeles. Other flights were delayed leaving LAX Thursday morning. Click here for more LAX flight information. A large snowstorm headed to the east coast is also impacting thousands of flights. Airlines have canceled more than 2,700 flights ahead of […]