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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
  • Marines at Camp Pendleton pay tribute to slain 19-year-old Carlos Segovia on Sept. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tribute Held at Camp Pendleton for 19-Year-Old Marine Slain in South L.A.

    A tribute was held Wednesday at Camp Pendleton for 19-year-old Marine Carlos Segovia, who was slain last week in South Los Angeles. Chris Burrous reports from Camp Pendleton for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 21, 2016.

  • Two people were stabbed near a Holiday Inn in Anaheim on Sept. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed Near Disneyland

    Two people were stabbed just minutes apart in Anaheim Thursday night, police said. Officers responded to a 32-year-old man who had been stabbed in the 1100 block of West Ball Road just outside of Disneyland at 7:59 p.m. Two minutes later, 911 dispatchers received a second call regarding a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed in 1200 Block of Walnut Street in front of a Holiday Inn, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Both were transported to a local hospital and […]

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    From Sour To Sweet!

    A 10 year old OC girl wants to expand her thriving lemonade stand, but that requires permits and insurance. KTLA viewers stepped up to help this budding business woman become legitimate. See what these generous folks donated! This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, September 4th. Donor Information: Commercial Kitchen Space for free- $500 gift card for supplies- Commercial business insurance for one year- Aero General Insurance Services (714) 674-0650

  • Emergency crews respond to a shooting in Pomona on Sept. 14, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    15-Year-Old Boy Struck in Pomona Drive-By Shooting; Second Teen Shot in 2 Nights

    A 15-year-old boy was struck and wounded in a drive-by shooting in Pomona Wednesday night. The shooting in the 2900 block of Hollander Street was reported at about 9:30 p.m., said Sgt. Jaime Gutierrez with the Pomona Police Department. The teen was outside when someone opened fire from a dark colored compact vehicle, Gutierrez said. Brian Gomez said he found his wounded brother after returning from a businesses meeting. “He had got shot in the upper chest … punctured his […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in Woodland Hills on Sept. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Expecting Pizza Delivery Fatally Shot Outside Woodland Hills Home, Police Say

    A 37-year-old husband and father who believed he was opening the door for a pizza delivery was fatally shot outside his Woodland Hills home late Tuesday, police said. Authorities received a shots fired call in the 4900 block of Medina Drive shortly before midnight, said Capt. Paul Vernon with the Los Angeles Police Department. Arriving officers found the shooting victim, identified by a Los Angeles County coroner’s official as Hovik Krboyan, outside the home, Vernon said. Krboyan was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

  • Construction crews work along the 91 Freeway near Green River Road in the Corona area in 2015 amid ongoing work as part of the 91 Project. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    91 Freeway Road Projects to Cause Weekend Lane Closures in Riverside, Orange Counties

    Separate road projects that require lane closures on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Orange and Riverside Counties are expected to cause problems for weekend drivers, with work beginning Friday night. For the Riverside County work, motorists are urged to avoid the 91 Freeway in the Corona area or use the eastbound 60 Freeway to the southbound 15 Freeway to access the 91. The Riverside County closures are: A full closure of eastbound 91 Freeway at the connector with the 15 […]

  • Surveillance video shows the arrest of a man at a CVS store in Murrieta on Sept. 6, 2016.

    Video Shows Rough Arrest of Murrieta Man Who Police Say Tried to Grab Officer’s Gun

    Cameras captured the arrest of a man who police say tried to grab an officer’s gun during a struggle at a CVS pharmacy in Murrieta Tuesday night. The incident took place about 8:45 p.m. at the store located in the 25000 block of Hancock Avenue, the Murrieta Police Department stated in a news release. An officer was attempting to contact the man, later identified by police as Murrieta resident Alejandro Rojo, after a bystander said someone in the store was […]

  • Cal State Los Angeles students at a 2014 demonstration in support of ethnic studies programs. (Credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

    Cal State L.A. Introduces Controversial Black-Focused Housing Option

    The debut of a new housing option at Cal State Los Angeles is attracting a lot of attention, starting with its name: the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community. The on-campus housing is meant to gather those interested in issues concerning the black community. Twenty-four students are living in the themed dorm space, and Cal State L.A. said there is a wait list to get in. News of the housing spread around the Internet on Tuesday, generating criticism. Some said separating […]

  • Food is shown at the L.A. County Fair on Sept. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Fair Offering Foodies Old Favorites and Some New, Tasty Twists

    The Los Angeles County Fair kicked off Friday in Pomona just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Fair vendor Chicken Charlie’s is just one of the many vendors adding some new menu items including deep fried guacamole, deep fried hot sauce and chicken in a waffle. KTLA 5 Morning News Anchors Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero got a live preview from Chicken Charlie’s on Sept. 3, 2016.