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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
  • 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

  • Two people died after fire ripped through an Encino apartment complex on Aug. 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Woman, Son Killed in Encino Apartment Fire; Firefighter, 5 Others Hospitalized

    An investigation was underway Friday into a fire that ripped through an apartment unit in Encino, killing an elderly woman and her son, and leaving six others–including a firefighter–hospitalized, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out on a third-floor unit located in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue (map) shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to an LAFD incident report. The unit was part of a three-story complex and was “well […]

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the world premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent,' May 28, 2014, at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.  (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Marry in France

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed Thursday. The couple, who are the parents of six children, have been together for almost a decade and married on Saturday in a small, private ceremony. Pitt and Jolie have been the source of speculation about their relationship almost since the beginning. Tongues first started wagging after the pair met on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in the summer of 2004, […]

  • An investigation was underway after a badly decomposed body was found on the 605 Freeway in Lakewood on Aug. 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Badly Decomposed’ Body Found on 605 Freeway in Lakewood Prompts Homicide Investigation

    An investigation was underway Thursday after a “badly decomposed” body was discovered on the 605 Freeway in Lakewood, but authorities did not suspect foul play was involved. The body was found by a Caltrans worker around 1:30 a.m. in a storm drain on the freeway just north of Carson Street, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. Investigators were working to determine how the adult male died, but evidence seemed to indicate that the death was […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Azteca Mexican Restaurant

    Fantastic Mexican food and thousands of Elvis memorabilia all around you. Chris is in Garden Grove to chow down on some garlic tacos. Azteca Mexican Restaurant  

  • Burrous’ Bites: Carolyn’s Cafe

    Cinnamon overload, coffee cake, oozing with sweet flavor and a river of butter. Burrous’ Bites is in the Inland Empire at a must stop breakfast spot. Carolyn’s Cafe

  • Burrous’ Bites: Backstreet Restaurant

    It’s a sandwich lover’s dream come true, chomping down on a killer combo, paper-thin pastrami, roast beef and swiss.. all dipped in an awesome Au Jus. Burrous’ Bites takes you to a quiet tree-shaped patio where you can enjoy it all. Backstreet Restaurant    

  • Burrous’ Bites: Philadelphia Sandwiches

    It’s a favorite among Hollywood stars and behind-the-scenes folks. Burrous’ Bites is in North Hollywood at a spot that has been fueling Tinseltown for decades: Philadelphia Sandwiches.