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
  • Flames rise from an apartment building in Pico Rivera on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Injured Including Firefighter, 300 People Displaced by 3-Alarm Fire at Apartment Building in Pico Rivera

    A ferocious blaze quickly gutted a three-story apartment building in Pico Rivera Thursday, leaving at least one firefighter and two civilians injured and some 300 people displaced. The three-alarm fire was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the 9100 block of Burke Street, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived two minutes after the call and saw smoke and fire on all floors, extending into the attic, county fire Chief Daryl Osby said at an evening news conference. Aerial […]

  • An armed officer is seen in a doorway at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    36-Year-Old Beverly Hills Resident Arrested on Suspicion of Placing Hoax 911 Call to Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel

    A 36-year-old man was arrested after police and SWAT officers were called to the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday morning to investigate a report of a man being held hostage — a claim that investigators later determined to be bogus. David Pearce, a resident of Beverly Hills, was arrested on suspicion of making a false report of an emergency, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a news release. Inmate records show he was taken into custody around 2:25 p.m. in Beverly […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Breadologie

    Crusty-Creamy Almond Croissants and you must try the chocolate twist! This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, Feb. 18th. 2018. Tell me what you think of the place. Email  Shoot me a little video review! Breadologie 17517 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 488-1390  

  • A man gets scanned by a facial recognition device at LAX. (Credit: KTLA)

    New Facial Recognition Technology Demonstrated Friday at LAX

    New facial recognition technology was on display at LAX Friday. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 16, 2018.

  • Firefighters work the scene near a Ferrari involved in a fatal crash in Pacific Palisades on Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed in Ferrari Rollover Crash in Pacific Palisades That Injured 2, Including Pro Golfer Bill Haas

    A rollover crash in Pacific Palisades Tuesday night left one person dead and two injured, including pro golfer Bill Haas, according to authorities. The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the 500 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard and was reported at about 6:30 p.m., Los Angeles County fire officials said. The driver of the Ferrari, who was identified by a coroner’s official Wednesday as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene while two others were taken to […]

  • Police are searching for a man who groped two girls in Whittier on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Sought in Groping of 2 La Serna High School Track Team Members in Whittier Neighborhood

    Police are searching for a man who groped two female members of the La Serna High School track team as they were running through a neighborhood in Whittier Tuesday. The incident occurred in the 15200 block of La Serna Drive and was reported to police about 4 p.m., the Whittier Police Department stated on its Facebook page. The girls were running back to the high school after completing a training circuit when a man who had been hanging out in […]

  • Red Flag Warning Will Be in Effect Until Wednesday Evening

    A red flag warning has been issued due to heavy winds for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Officials tell KTLA that residents should be clearing overgrown hillside areas to reduce the risk of a fire. Chris Burrous reports for KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 7, 2018. #RedFlagWarning in effect in the Los Angeles area beginning tomorrow morning and continuing through the evening due to #SantaAnaWinds and low relative humidity. — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) February 6, […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in East Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot by Deputies in East L.A. After Commandeering Patrol Vehicle: LASD

    A man who authorities say commandeered a Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle and started driving toward deputies was fatally shot Tuesday night. The deputies were sent to the 5000 block of East 3rd Street about 10 p.m. after someone reported a Hispanic adult acting suspiciously and looking inside vehicles in the parking structure of an apartment complex, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. When they located the man, he appeared to be hiding from the deputies, […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Perfect Pasta!

    A food scientist tipped us off to this pasta shop making it fresh every hour! This is a must try spot for your my opinion. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, February 4th. Pasta Sisters 3343 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 870-5271