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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
  • Burrous’ Bites: Perry’s Joint

    It’s how he stacks his sandwiches that makes them great! Burrous’ Bites visits Perry’s Joint in Pasadena. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday May 25th 2015.

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    Gas Hits $4 in Advance of Heavy Travel Expected on Memorial Day Weekend

    As gas continued to hover at the $4 mark on Friday, the Automobile Club of Southern California stated the largest number of Memorial Day travelers were expected for the holiday weekend since the all-time record was set in 2005. Chris Burrous reports from North Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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    Community Appreciation Day: Brent’s Deli

    Brent’s Deli is donating 20 percent of all sales on Wednesday, May 20th. to local charities. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday May 17th.

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    Burrous’ Bargains: Discounted Office Furniture

    Chris Burrous puts local office furniture liquidators to the test. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday May 16th.

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    Burrous’ Bites: Sweet Epies

    Savory & sweet, honey glazed bbq chicken sliders, bacon wrapped meatloaf & kingdom cake! Chris Burrous visits Sweet Epies in Riverside for Burrous’ Bites. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday May 17th. SWEET EPIES 3540 9th St, Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 781-6778 Closed Mondays

  • A still image from an Instagram video by @this_means shows lightning in the Hollywood area on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

    More Rain Expected to Drench SoCal Following Storm That Brought Lightning, Hail, Snow

    Southern California was bracing for a second wave of rain on Friday after a late-season storm brought thunderstorms, lightning, hail and even snow to the drought-stricken area the previous night. Following a lull in rain overnight, the National Weather Service stated that the second part of the storm system would begin to move across the coast and into southern areas of the region Friday morning. While showers were forecast to soak much of southern Los Angeles County, isolated thunderstorms capable […]

  • The big rig remained in the middle of the freeway hours after the deadly crash on the 57 in Fullerton. (Credit: KTLA)

    57 Fwy Reopens in Fullerton After Multi-Vehicle Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized

    Crews slowly reopened the southbound 57 Freeway in Fullerton Thursday morning after a deadly chain-reaction collision left one dead and five others hospitalized. The crash occurred near Chapman Avenue around 7:05 p.m. Wednesday when a big rig hauling a forklift lost control after blowing a tire in southbound lanes and crashed through the roadway’s center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol. The impact dislodged the forklift from the semi and sent it into the air and onto the other […]

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    Spying On Lynette Romero’s Husband Mother’s Day Breakfast

    We use a dropcam to spy on Lynette Romero’s husband as he makes her breakfast for Mother’s Day. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday May 10th. 2015.

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    Burrous’ Bites: Meat Up

    Burrous’ Bites this week is at Meat Up in Placentia. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday May 10th,¬† 2015.