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:

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    Millions to Participate in Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Thursday

    More than 10 million Californians are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” Thursday morning as part of a worldwide exercise in earthquake preparedness. Started in Southern California in 2008 by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is expected to draw more than 17 million participants nationwide this year. At 10:20 a.m. local time Thursday, students, seniors, troops and others registered for the drill are set to practice the mantra of “drop, cover and hold on.” The […]

  • Fire crews are seen heading to a brush fire near Porter Ranch on Oct. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Scorches 28 Acres at Aliso Canyon Gas Facility Near Porter Ranch

    A brush fire that broke out at the Aliso Canyon gas facility near Porter Ranch Tuesday night has been fully contained, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Wednesday. The fire was first reported in the 12800 block of Tampa Avenue about 9:15 p.m., according to Erik Scott with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Southern California Gas Company confirmed the fire was burning near the Aliso Canyon gas facility. We're aware of fire @ Aliso Canyon & cooperating w […]

  • The casket of Lancaster Sgt. Steve Owen is seen during his memorial service on Oct. 13, 2016. (Credit: Pool)

    Funeral Service Held for Slain L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen

    Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to slain Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen during a funeral service Thursday. The service began at 10 a.m. and was held at Lancaster Baptist Church, located at 4030 East Lancaster Boulevard. A sign reading, “In Loving Memory of Sgt. Steve Owen,” could be seen in front of the church early Thursday morning. Owen’s family arrived at the church, followed by dozens of patrol vehicles and motorcycles, in a procession that began […]

  • Firefighters battle a blaze in Long Beach on Oct. 7, 206. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    3 Firefighters Hospitalized Due to ‘Electrical Shock’ From Downed Power Lines in Long Beach

    Three firefighters called to a blaze in Long Beach were hospitalized Friday morning after they were shocked by power lines that fell and energized a chain link fence. Emergency crews found four garages engulfed in flames when they were called to the 5300 block of Cedar Avenue at about 1:36 a.m., said Public Information Officer Jake Heflin with the Long Beach Fire Department. The attic area of a vacant attached apartment unit was also involved in the fire, Heflin said. As firefighters […]

  • Law enforcement officials and firefighters salute slain Sgt. Steve Owen during a procession on Oct. 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Slain Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen Honored by Law Enforcement, Firefighters in Lancaster

    Within hours of the slaying of a veteran member of the sheriff’s department, fellow law enforcement officials, firefighters and Lancaster community members came together late Wednesday night to honor Sgt. Steve Owen with a procession and a growing memorial. Owen was shot Wednesday afternoon while responding to a residential burglary call in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7. He was rushed to a local hospital following the shooting, but Owen – who had been with the department for 29 […]

  • Thomas Binkley is seen in a photo provided to KTLA.

    Man Who Died After Burbank Police Use Taser on Him ID’d; Brother Arrested After Barricade

    A man who allegedly threatened his former daughter-in-law died outside of a Burbank home Tuesday night after police used a Taser on him during a confrontation, authorities said. Around 6:20 p.m., police responded to a home to investigate a report of criminal threats. The female victim told officers her ex-father-in-law had threatened her life, according to a Burbank Police Department news release. Officers went to to another residence in the 500 block of North Mariposa Street to speak with the suspect, […]

  • A photo provided by a parent who wanted to remain anonymous on Sept. 27, 2016. shows a rash-like irritation on a student at Lake Forest Elementary School.

    ‘It’s a Big Mystery’: Authorities Baffled After Dozens Report Rash-Like Irritation at Lake Forest Schools

    More tests will be conducted after dozens of students and staff members in an Orange County school district have reported mysterious rashes and bug bites in the past two weeks, officials said Thursday. Authorities remain baffled about what is causing the symptoms that have impacted about 40 people at Lake Forest Elementary School and five other students on unspecified Saddleback Valley Unified School District campuses. A number of people have reported rash-like skin irritation over their bodies, with some cases more severe […]

  • 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 […]