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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
  • The 2nd Annual Sriracha Festival In Los Angeles’ Chinatown

    If you like everything with lots of hot and spice, there’s a food festival right up your alley. The 2nd annual Sriracha Festival is taking place in Los Angeles’ Chinatown today. Some of LA’s best chefs and restaurants have created some delicious foods and drinks all inspired by the popular chili sauce. Randy Clemens and three chefs from restaurants participating in the event joined us with their Sriracha infused dishes. The dishes include: a Sriracha Crawfish Mac & Cheese, a […]

  • Chris Burrous Kicks Off ‘Inland Empire Restaurant Week’

    Inland Empire Restaurant Week is taking place this week until October 26th. There will be 60 restaurants featured from 20 communities in the Inland Empire. Restaurants are offering a fixed price lunch starting at $10 and dinner starts at $20. It’s a great way to save money while discovering new places or visit some of your old favorites. Chris Burrous was there to take the first ceremonial bite at their kickoff event at Brio at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Joe Shmoe’s Restaurant

    If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, Chris visits that dishes up a desert with peanut butter cups, and homemade banana frozen custard! Also great tasting one of a kind hotdogs that will get your mouth watering. Chris Burrous is in Cypress for this edition of Burrous’ Bites.   Joe Shmoe’s    

  • Students held a protest at Mayfair High School in Lakewood on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Students Hold Protest Following Racial Incidents at Rival High Schools in Lakewood, Bellflower

    Students Friday morning held a protest at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, where a noose was found hanging from a tree earlier this week before racial slurs were spray-painted on walls at rival Bellflower High School. The noose was discovered Wednesday at Mayfair High, whose football team played against Bellflower High’s team last week. Racist language was written on walls at the Bellflower campus sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, and was quickly painted over, said Principal Michael […]

  • In this file photo, students duck under their desks and take cover during a Great ShakeOut event in California. (Credit: KTLA)

    As New Study Warns of Potentially Imminent Major Earthquake in California, Millions to Participate in ‘Great ShakeOut’ Drill

    A record total of more than 10 million people were expected to “drop, cover and hold on” Thursday morning as they took part in the annual “Great ShakeOut” earthquake drill in California. The event, which aims to improve earthquake preparedness, was scheduled to take place at exactly 10:16 a.m. in schools, homes, businesses and workplaces throughout the state. It comes just days after a study was released that indicated four fault lines beneath the heavily populated Bay Area were overdue […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Antone’s Italian Restaurant

      Imagine this taste sensation: a meatball sandwich, on garlic bread! The buttery goodness and marvelous marinara will just melt in your mouth. Chris Burrous takes you to an excellent home cooking style Italian spot in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Antone’s Italian Restaurant   Also, Inland Empire Restaurant Week is taking place from October 17-26th. There will be 60 restaurants from 20 communities in the Inland Empire. Restaurants are offering a fixed price lunch starting at $10 and dinner […]

  • President Obama arrived at LAX on July 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    President Obama Attends Fundraiser at Home of Actress Gwyneth Paltrow During L.A. Visit

    President Obama arrived in Los Angeles Thursday for a two-day visit that was set to include a number of events, including a Democratic fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the designation of a national monument. The president’s arrival comes just two days after Vice President Joe Biden’s two-day trip to the L.A. area. After arriving at LAX around 2 p.m., Obama attended an event at the Cross Campus facilities in Santa Monica that focused on millennials and the economy. […]

  • LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat

    Chris Burrous was live from Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat event in Carlsbad. The family theme park is adding two Friday nights (Oct. 17 & 24) to its Halloween festivities.  Now six nights in October, Brick-or-Treat Party Nights features a variety of family activities including the Ghost Cruise Scavenger Hunt,  Brick-or-Treat Trail including a LEGO® Legends of Chima toy giveaway, a new bonus treat station and dance party at SEA LIFE® Aquarium and LEGOLAND Hotel is joining in the fun with its own […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: The Breakfast Bar

    A twist on a breakfast classic. Burrous’ Bites takes us to Long Beach to try an omelet casserole that will leave you satisfied and ready to start the day. One family loves it so much they visit three times a week!   The Breakfast Bar