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
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, is seen during a total blackout after Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20, 2017. (Credit: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

    Maria Downgraded to Category 2 Hurricane After Leaving Puerto Rico Dark, Without Power

    Now that Hurricane Maria has moved past Puerto Rico, search and rescue teams are taking to the darkened streets of an island almost completely without power. The devastating winds had died down to a whisper late Wednesday and the flooding rains were just a drizzle, but getting around was difficult due to widespread damage and no electricity except from generators. “We are 100% without power,” a spokesman for the Puerto Rico governor’s office said Wednesday. The storm caused widespread flooding […]

  • Police investigate a home-invasion robbery in Los Feliz on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents Tied Up in Los Feliz, West Hills Home-Invasion Robberies

    Police are investigating a pair of home-invasion robberies, one in Los Feliz and another in West Hills, in which the intruders tied up the victims and ransacked their homes Wednesday night. Two men forced entry into a home in the 4400 block of Cromwell Avenue possibly around 8:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jeana Franco said. Both men were wearing masks and used duct tape to tie up the residents before ransacking the home and taking off with “a […]

  • A worker is seen doing repairs to bring back electricity in Northridge on Aug. 30, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Over 16,000 Affected by Power Outages, Planned and Unplanned, from San Dimas to San Fernando Valley

    Amid a brutal heat wave, power outages — both planned and unplanned — have occurred from San Dimas to the San Fernando Valley, where 16,000 were without power Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The power outage in the Valley was unplanned, affecting areas such as Northridge and impacting about 10,500 people by 10 p.m. Tuesday and then up to 16,000 people later in the night, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Crews worked into the […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Beef Short Rib Pesto Grilled Cheese

    Simply a super sandwich! This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, August 27th. 2017. City Grill Covina 147 E. College Avenue Covina, 91723 (626) 915-1200    

  • LEGOLAND Building Submarines & Castle Hotel

    LEGOLAND is building 8 real submarines and a new Castle hotel, it’s the largest investment ever at the property. The resort is also hiring 200 “model citizens” as they call their employees. The new hotel will begin taking reservations soon. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, August 27th. More information:  

  • Investigation Continues After Santa Maria Amber Alert Suspect Shot Dead by Police in Encino

    Investigators remained Wednesday morning at the Encino scene where police fatally shot a man suspected of killing his estranged wife in Santa Maria and fleeing with their 9-year-old son. The boy, Daniel Morozov, was found “OK” at the location where his father, 48-year-old Konstantin Morozov, was shot dead by officers. Information provided by police Tuesday night was preliminary and no detailed update has been given Wednesday morning. Justin Eisenberg, the Los Angeles Police Department’s chief of detectives, said Tuesday night […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Zermenos Crunchy Potato Tacos

    Listen to the crunch on these potato tacos! This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, August 20th. 2017. 6115 Santa Monica Blvd A, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 467-1202  

  • Best Spots in SoCal to Check Out Monday’s Solar Eclipse

    Here are some of the top spots in Southern California to watch Monday’s solar eclipse. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on Aug. 18, 2017.

  • People walk past movie theaters of the US cinema chain AMC Entertainment in Monterey Park on May 22, 2012. (Credit: FREDERIC J.BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

    AMC Theatres Wants to Block $10 Monthly MoviePass Subscription Service

    MoviePass, a subscription ticket reselling start-up, is trying to become the Netflix of movie theaters by offering virtually unlimited movies for less than $10 a month. But that plan has drawn the ire of the world’s largest theater chain, marking the latest clash in a feud between the 6-year-old MoviePass and the exhibition industry. New York-based MoviePass, which allows people to see one movie per day by using its app, said Tuesday that it had lowered its monthly fee to $9.95, similar […]