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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:

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  • An investigation was underway into the fatal shooting of a woman in Garden Grove on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Fatally Shot in Front of Garden Grove Home Following Apparent Altercation

    A 31-year-old woman who died in front of a Garden Grove home Wednesday night had apparently been in an altercation with another woman before a man came up and shot her, police said. Police were sent to the home in the 13000 block of Purdy Street on a shooting call at about 11 p.m., said Lt. Robert Fowler with the Garden Grove Police Department. A woman at the home had been in a fight with another woman when a man […]

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    Inland Empire Restaurant Week

    Get out of your restaurant rut! Here’s four hot spots to try in the final days of Inland Empire Restaurant Week. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, August 21st. 2016. More information:  

  • Destroyed cars smolder after the Blue Cut Fire burned a small community near Wrightwood, on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Devastating Blue Cut Fire Destroys 96 Homes, Burns About 58 Square Miles

    The devastating Blue Cut Fire that has destroyed 96 homes and scorched nearly 58 square miles, or 37,000 acres, in San Bernardino County, authorities said Friday, the fourth day of the blaze. Fire officials had previously said “a lot” of homes were destroyed by the blaze, which began in the Cajon Pass about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. At a Friday morning news conference, county Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig announced that 96 single-family homes had been destroyed. Three others had significant damage, he said. […]

  • Firefighting helicopters battle the Blue Cut Fire as it burns out of control around the community of Lytle Creek. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire Burns Over 56 Square Miles; Some Evacuations Lifted

    Firefighters were in the third day of their battle against the raging Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County on Thursday, as some of the 82,000 people forced to evacuate were allowed back in to see the state of their homes. The wildfire has scorched nearly 36,000 acres, or just over 56 square miles, since it broke out in the Cajon Pass, west of the 15 Freeway near the Kenwood Avenue exit about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. More than 1,500 firefighters have been called […]

  • Firefighters monitor the Blue Cut fire traveling on the side of Lytle Creek Road on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire Near Cajon Pass Downgraded to 25,600 Plus Acres; Nearly 83,000 Remain Evacuated

    Firefighters battling the Blue Cut Fire faced another difficult day Wednesday as the massive blaze, which had destroyed homes and forced some 83,000 residents to evacuate. The only good news came late in the day when the size of the blaze was downgraded from 30,000 to 25,600 acres after fire officials were able to complete a more accurate mapping of the wildfire. The containment was also updated to 4 percent. At 10:15 the California Highway Patrol tweeted that the 215/15 northbound connector was […]

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    3 Course Dinner, $20 – Inland Empire Restaurant Week

    Lunches for $10, three course dinners for $20! It’s Inland Empire Restaurant Week. Three of the area’s top spots showed off their meals you can try on the KTLA 5 Morning News. For more information on the 26 restaurants you can enjoy for less this week click on the link below. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, August 13th. 2016.  

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    Make More Money Without Punching Time Clock

    The Mayor’s office in Los Angeles is teaming with the host of the Spanish language versions of The Price is Right and Family Feud, Marco Antonio Regil, to help us all increase our income. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, July 31st. 2016.  

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    Heat Hero

    Chris Burrous’ gave a shout out to Los Angeles city council member Mitch Englander for taking action to get the broken air conditioner fixed at a local community center. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, July, 23rd. 2016.

  • Donald Trump speaks after he accepted the nomination for president of the United States at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Credit:CNN)

    Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Depicts America as Troubled But Fixable

    Donald Trump painted a foreboding picture Thursday of an America adrift as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a sober speech in Cleveland. He invoked a nation imprisoned by its own rotten political establishment and clawing special interests, at risk from terrorists who could be disguised as Syrian refugees and stalked by tens of thousands of illegal immigrant criminals. Trump has demonstrated a knack for channeling the nation’s mood. His convention message is tailored for a country grappling with […]