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
  • Made In LA: TOFU

    It takes 12 hours to turn a rock hard bean into silky, smooth… tofu! See it from start to finish, and it’s all Made In LA. Chris Burrous reports from Garden Grove. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, August 29th. 2015. Supported by the  Greater Ontario California Convention & Visitors Bureau For more information on the factory and where the tofu is sold:

  • Los Angeles police fatally shot a man after he attacked an officer with a "hard object" in Van Nuys on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Man After Responding to Report of ‘Neighbor Dispute’ in Van Nuys

    Los Angeles police on Thursday evening shot and killed a 30-year-old man who attacked an officer with a 4-foot-long metal level after a report of a “neighbor dispute” in Van Nuys, an LAPD spokesman said. Two officers about 11:30 p.m. responded to a residence near the intersection of Valerio Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, following a call from a homeowner, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department. They encountered a person who refused to leave the house, and at one point he […]

  • Eddie Villegas takes a breather after a vigorous run on this sweltering day at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

    Heat Wave Expected to Scorch L.A. County With Triple-Digit Temperatures

    A heat wave that has been baking Los Angeles all week is expected to peak Thursday and could be a danger for the very young and the elderly, the National Weather Service said. “It looks like today is going to be the hottest day. It’s going to be really hot,” said NWS weather specialist Stuart Seto. Temperatures in Woodland Hills are expected to top out at about 105  degrees, which, while plenty hot, is still a few notches away from […]

  • Crews are seen trying to fix a broken water main in Pacoima on Aug. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Work to Repair Water Main After Break in Pacoima

    Crews were working to restore water services to a Pacoima school and multiple homes after a water main broke Wednesday morning, officials said.  Chris Burrous reports from Pacoima for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2015.

  • Forecasters warned that triple-digit heat could hit parts of Southern California starting Aug. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hot Weather, Triple-Digit Temps Expected in SoCal

    Hot weather, including temperatures in the triple digits, was expected in Southern California Wednesday. Chris Burrous reports from Sherman Oaks for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Frozen Popcorn

    Frozen Popcorn! Chris Burrous checks out a viewer’s tip in the San Fernando Valley. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, August 23rd. 2015. California Mad Poppers 7138 Shoup Ave, West Hills, CA 91307 (818) 888-4767

  • Burrous’ Bites: Ferraro’s Italian

    Perfect picatta & super scratch-made blue cheese. Chris Burrous visited Ventura on Sunday, August 16th. 2015. Ferraro’s Italian 2788 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 648-7270

  • Burrous’ Bites: Allison’s Country Cafe

    Big biscuits & homemade berry jam in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday August 9th. 2015. Allison’s Country Cafe 3429 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 650-1766

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    Burrous’ Bites: Chili, Chili, Chili!

    If you like chili dogs, chili burgers and chili fries, you’ll love this East LA institution. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, July 26th. 2015. 5825 Whittier Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 728-7806