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: chris.burrous@ktla.com. He is also the co-president of the 6 a.m. gang; if you'd like to join, please email: weekends@ktla.com.


Recent Articles
  • Burrous’ Bites: J & A Cafe

    This breakfast spot is cash only, with fresh hefty servings and personal service which makes it a mom & pop restaurant favorite for the locals. Chris Burrous is in Duarte for this edition of Burrous’ Bites. J & A Cafe

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see anyone from our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris, Lynette & Liberte shared pictures of people they met while out at the LA Marathon, at Knott’s Berry Farm and more.  

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Sunday, March 22

      We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see anyone from our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris, Lynette & Liberte shared pictures of people they met while out at the LA Marathon.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Flo’s Coffee Shop

    A local mayor’s favorite, this breakfast joint is packing in a whole lot of flavor while leaving your wallet full. They make everything from scratch including the gravy and fluffy biscuits. Chris Burrous is in the San Gabriel Valley for this edition of Burrous’ Bites.   Flo’s Coffee Shop

  • Inland Empire Restaurant Week

    It’s that time again, Inland Empire Restaurant Week, where low prices on meals are designed to entice you to try a new spot or revisit an old favorite. Chris Burrous visits some restaurant hot spots serving up delicious three-course lunch and dinner options. Inland Empire Restaurant Week March 21st – March 29th     Featured Restaurants: ProAbition – Whiskey Lounge & Kitchen 3597 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 222-2110 Mustazzoli Ristorante Italiano 1845 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 […]

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, March 14

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see anyone from our KTLA Morning News team out in the community working on stories do not hesitate to say hello and give them a Hi-5. It may even make it on the air! This week Chris shared pictures of people he met while out in the community Lynette took a photo with “Cuppy” the mascot from Dunkin Donuts and Liberte shared […]

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    Friday Forecast: Hot and Windy; Possible Record Heat This Weekend

    Look for hot and windy weather Friday with a chance of record breaking heat this weekend. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on March 13, 2015.

  • The number of sick sea lions increased 40 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, officials with Laguna Beach's Pacific Marine Mammal Center said on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huge Number of Sea Lion Pup Strandings Is Straining Rescuers’ Resources

    More than 1,200 sick sea lion pups have become stranded on Southern California beaches since the beginning of the year, and rescuers are being overwhelmed by the level of need. The stranding numbers for the months of January and February were more than 20 times the average for the state, according to data distributed Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The increase in sea lion strandings began in December, and it’s gotten worse since then, NOAA said. Local […]

  • A man was fatally shot in front of his sister on a sidewalk in Hawthorne on Sunday, March 8, 2015, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot, Killed on Sidewalk in Hawthorne; Shooter at Large

    Two men were being sought after a man was shot and killed Sunday night outside an apartment building in Hawthorne, authorities said. The incident began about 9:15 p.m. when a man and his sister were standing on a sidewalk in the 11900 block of York Avenue (map) and were confronted by two men, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. According to witnesses and relatives of the siblings, the approaching men made flirtatious comments toward the […]