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
  • Thursday Forecast: Another Round of Hot Temps

    Look for another round of hot temperatures Thursday before a slight cooling trend arrives for the weekend. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 21, 2018.

  • Friday Forecast: Warmer Conditions Expected Over Weekend

    Sunny and warm conditions are on tap for the weekend. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on June 8, 2018.

  • Thursday Forecast: Sunny, Warm Conditions in Store

    Sunny and warm conditions are in store for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on June 7, 2018.

  • Ray's BBQ

    Burrous’ Bites: Man-Burrito

    The meats fall off the bone at this local BBQ spot and their burrito is stuffed with all the meats and mac n cheese. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Ray’s BBQ 6038 Santa Fe Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255

  • Traffic is jammed on the upper level for departing travelers at LAX on a Friday morning in May. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Holiday Travelers Hit the Beach, Streets, Airports for Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day Weekend has arrived and travelers are going to the beach, hitting the roads and lining up at LAX. Chris Burrous and Chris Wolfe report for the KTLA 5 News on May 25, 2018.

  • A man watches a television news showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul on May 24, 2018. (Credit: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Cancels June 12 Summit With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

    President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning, scrapping plans for what would have been a historic diplomatic summit. He said during an appearance from the Roosevelt Room the decision amounted to a “tremendous setback” and warned North Korea that the US military is ready to act should Pyongyang take any “foolish and reckless” action. “Our military, which is by far the […]

  • Thursday Forecast: Cloudy, Drizzly Day Before Sunnier Weekend Skies Arrive

    Look for cloudy, drizzly weather Thursday before mostly clear skies and warmer temperatures arrive for the weekend. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on May 24, 2018.

  • Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii's Big Island on May 17, 2018. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    2 Weeks After Hawaii Volcano Eruption, Residents Say Conditions Are Getting Worse

    Steve Gebbie has to wear a face mask every time he comes close to his home on Hawaii’s Big Island. When the Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3, Gebbie and hundreds of others were forced from their homes in the Leilani Estates subdivision. His home is still standing today, but it’s surrounded by toxic gas. “It’s hard to believe that it’s happened in our neighborhood,” Gebbie says. “And every day has gotten worse.” Residents have been periodically allowed back to their homes […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Irrawaddy Taste of Burma

    Chris Burrous heads to Stanton this week to check out Irrawaddy Taste of Burma, the only Burmese restaurant in Orange County, according to its owners. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, May 13, 2018.