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
  • London Attack Inquiry Focuses on Radicalization of Perpetrator

    Police investigating the deadly terrorist attack in central London are focusing closely on how the perpetrator became radicalized, as they battle to piece together his identity and connections. Britain’s most senior counter-terror police officer, Mark Rowley, described the inquiry as “very large and fast-paced”, and announced two “significant arrests” Friday. Hundreds of officers had made contact with thousands of witnesses, he said. Police have said that the attacker, 52-year-old British man Khalid Masood, had multiple aliases. Rowley said he was […]

  • 4th Victim in London Attack Dies; Attacker ID’d as 52-Year-Old British Man Khalid Masood

    Police investigating the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. As the inquiry into the atrocity gathered pace, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the attacker was once linked to violent extremism. He was thought to have been inspired by Islamist ideology, she said. In an address to the House of Commons — reconvened less than a day after it was placed in lockdown as the attack […]

  • American Tourist From Utah, in London to Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary, Among Those Killed in Attack

    The four people killed in the London terror attack included a veteran policeman, a teacher and an American tourist. Kurt Cochran, who was visiting London from Utah with his wife, died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, his family and church said. He was in his mid-50s, according to police. British national Aysha Frade, a 43-year old teacher, was identified as another victim. And Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old father and husband, was the unarmed police officer on […]

  • Man Who Shot Deputy Also Fired on People on 210 Freeway, Fatally Shot Man in Highland: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy outside a Hesperia gas station is also believed to have randomly fatally shot a man in Highland and committed two separate shootings on the 210 Freeway in Rialto this week, investigators confirmed Friday. Kenneth Scott Welch of Redlands is being held on $25 million bail. Sheriff Jim McMahon called Welch a “hateful individual” at an 11 a.m. news conference where investigators identified Welch as the suspect in the other crimes. […]

  • Man Suspected of Shooting, Wounding San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy in Hesperia ID’d

    A man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy outside a Hesperia gas station early Thursday morning has been taken into custody, authorities said. Kenneth Scott Welch, 37, was arrested hours after the crime near his Redlands home, officials said. Deputies responded to a “strong-arm robbery” call at a Chevron station at the intersection of Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Employees told investigators a man had come into the store, […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Bad A** Tacos

    You need to try the short rib tacos at this spot run by a butcher, the meat is fantastic! This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, March 12th. 2017. Bad A** Tacos 2951 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 370-8226

  • Man Fatally Shot in Ladera Heights After Swinging Electric Razor Over Head, Moving Toward Deputies

    A man who was allegedly swinging a weapon — which turned out to be an electric razor — and moving aggressively toward deputies in Ladera Heights was fatally shot by authorities Tuesday night. Deputies initially responded to a customer creating a disturbance call in the 5000 block of West Slauson Avenue about 8:35 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities escorted a man out of a 24 Hour Fitness at the location but were […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Perfect Pizza Since 1959

    Burrous’ Bites visited a spot making double pepperoni pies the same way since 1959. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday March 5th. 2017. 922 N Alvarado St C, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 413-0800

  • Family, Whittier Community Gather for Funeral of Slain Police Officer Keith Boyer

    Family, friends, fellow law enforcement and community members gathered Friday to attend the funeral of slain Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer. A 27-year veteran of the Whittier Police Department, Boyer was killed in a shootout after responding to a traffic collision on Feb. 20. Friday’s funeral service for Boyer was held at Calvary Chapel, located at 12808 Woodruff Ave. in Downey. It began about 10 a.m. and lasted for more than an hour and a half. The service will be immediately followed […]