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
  • Monday Forecast: Chance of Rain Continues

    Look another round of showers Monday before skies start to clear up. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on March 2, 2015. 

  • Burrous’ Bites: Final Score Sandwich Shop

    Chris Burrous is at a place where they are serving up the finest pure meats, fresh bread and high piled toppings that create a delicious sandwich.  He is in Santa Clarita for this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Final Score Sandwich Shop 23754 Lyons Ave Santa Clarita, CA 91321 (661) 254-6557

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, February 21 & Sunday, February 22

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of 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 working on stories and out with his family.    

  • Burrous’ Bites: Newhall Refinery Restaurant

    There is a fairly new place in Santa Clarita where the food and drinks are superb. The dishes are full of flavor and the ambiance is perfect for date night. Chris Burrous is at the Newhall Refinery in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Newhall Refinery Restaurant  

  • Burrous’ Bargains: Fabulous Furniture at Discounted Prices

    Do you love Z Gallerie or other furniture designer brands, but hate the steep prices? Chris Burrous explains where you can still get high quality furniture while saving a ton of cash. He is in Gardena  & Irvine for this edition of Burrous’ Bargains.   Z Gallerie Outlet & Clearance Center 1855 W 139th Street Gardena, CA  90249 310.630.1200 Larry St. John & Company 17021 South Broadway Street Gardena, CA 90248 (310) 630-5828 Just Like The Model 17391 Murphy Ave […]

  • A surveillance photo showed Erica Alonso and the couple she met on Valentine's Day just hours before her disappearance. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Mystery Couple Comes Forward in Search for Missing OC Woman; Family Pleads for Help

    A mystery couple seen with a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating on Valentine’s Day came forward to talk to investigators Friday as the missing woman’s family pleaded for help in finding her. Erica Alonso, 27, hasn’t been seen since shortly after she and her boyfriend left the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa on the evening of Feb. 14 with an unknown couple. “We just want her home. We miss her so much,” said her sister, who gave […]

  • KTLA Viewer Hi-5’s for Saturday, February 14 & Sunday, February 15

    We love when our KTLA viewers say hello to us when we are out and about. If you see any of 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 & Liberte took Hi-5’s with people they met working on stories and Lynette took a photo with a forest ranger on her daughter Olivia’s field […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Shredded Tacos

    Chris is taking us to a new taco joint that has him craving their shredded tacos every week. He shares where you can taste them for yourself in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. Shredded Tacos  

  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Westfield MainPlace

    We are ringing in the Lunar New Year a few days early with a festive celebration at the Westfield MainPlace in Santa Ana. We were joined with festive cultural Korean & Vietnamese dancers and artwork. Nina Tran from the Union of Vietnamese student association shared details on the dancer’s cultural attire, history behind the Lunar New Year and more. Westfield MainPlace