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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  • A credit card with the new chip technology is seen in a photo provided by Visa.

    Stores Expected to Begin Accepting Credit Cards Equipped With New Chip Technology

    Larger retail stores were expected Thursday to begin accepting credit cards equipped with new chip technology. Chris Burrous reports from Granada Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

  • A man is seen being detained by police after an hourslong standoff in Huntington Park on Oct. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hourslong Standoff With Possibly Armed Men Ends in Huntington Park

    A standoff between police and at least two men inside a reportedly stolen vehicle came to an end after several hours Thursday morning at a Huntington Park gas station. Chris Burrous reports from Highland Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Correction: The video’s description initially stated the wrong location. It has since been updated.

  • A burnt vehicle is pictured after an explosion in Huntington Beach on Sept. 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Hospitalized After Possible Propane Explosion in Huntington Beach

    A woman was hospitalized after a possible propane explosion in Huntington Beach Wednesday morning, local fire officials said. Firefighters at the Huntington Beach Fire Department heard an explosion around 5:30 a.m. and responded to the 18900 block of Gothard Street, about half a mile away, according to fire Captain Bob Culhane. A woman was found injured after an explosion and was hospitalized. Her condition was not known. The explosion appeared to have occurred inside a storage container, where the majority […]

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    Burrous’ Bites: Nutella Coated Oreo Churros

    Chris Burrous checks out Papillon International Bakery. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, September 27th. 2015. Hollywood, North Hollywood & Glendale

  • An LAPD car collided with a car it was chasing in South L.A. on Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    LAPD Officers Injured When Pursuit Ends in Violent Crash in South Los Angeles

    Two LAPD officers were taken to the hospital after a short pursuit ended in a violent two-car collision on a South Los Angeles residential street early Wednesday, authorities said. Few details were available about the incident, which ended around 1:15 a.m. in the area of Main and 98th streets. Based on preliminary information, investigators believed the pursuit vehicle either had been stolen or involved in an earlier incident, a Los Angeles Police Department official at the scene said. Both cars […]

  • A home appears to be in danger of sliding down a hillside in San Gabriel on Sept. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stormwater Surge Puts Home at Risk of Collapse, Sends 250,000 Gallons of Sewage Toward Ocean

    Tuesday’s storm sent high water coursing down the Rubio Wash in the San Gabriel area, causing destruction that undermined a retaining wall, put a house at risk of collapse, and sent some 250,000 gallons of sewage toward the Los Angeles River and San Pedro Bay. Stormwater that flooded the channel eroded a temporary concrete retaining wall that was erected as part of a rail bridge construction project next to the home, in the 5300 block of Pondosa Avenue¬†(map), officials said. […]

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    Friday Forecast: Hot and Humid, With Slight Chance of Thunderstorms

    Friday will be another day of extremely hot and humid conditions, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in parts of Southern California. Chris Burrous has the forecast for Sept. 11, 2015.

  • A bicyclist was fatally struck in a hit-in-run crash in Arleta on Sept. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bicyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash in Arleta; Driver Was Possibly Under the Influence: LAPD

    A driver who was possibly under the influence when he allegedly struck a bicyclist in Arleta, then left the victim to die on the street, was in custody on Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers had originally responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a report of a traffic collision near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Beachy Avenue, according to LAPD Capt. Rafael Ramirez of the department’s Valley Traffic Division. Investigators learned that the driver […]

  • A fire burned at a Van Nuys warehouse on Sept. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Massive Fire Damages Warehouse in Van Nuys; Cause Under Investigation

    An investigation was underway into what caused a major emergency blaze that heavily damaged a one-story commercial building in Van Nuys on Thursday. Chris Burrous reports from Van Nuys for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 10, 2015.