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
  • Burrous’ Bites: Awesome Outdoor Oasis

    Here’s a great reason to get off the 5… an awesome outdoor cuban oasis. This edition of Burrous’ Bites aired on the KTLA-5 Morning News, Sunday, April 9th. 2017.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Burrous’ Bites: Best Tacos

    I am often asked where the best tacos are… I decided to answer the question by taking you along to our favorite spot for 15 years. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, April 2nd. 2017. Taqueria El Tapatio (818) 710-8807 · 7214 Jordan Ave Canoga Park, CA 91303 Open: 8am – 9pm Daily

  • Toppled Trees Damage Homes, Vehicles as Powerful Winds Pound SoCal

    Downed trees have landed on homes and vehicles in several Southern California cities as powerful winds blew through the region overnight and continued into Friday morning. The winds were likely too much for a eucalyptus tree in Walnut, which toppled onto the garage of a home in the 20100 block of San Vicente Circle. Several cars were left trapped inside the garage, where officials placed a red tag warning residents to stay away. In Chino, gusty winds in the mid-60 […]

  • Latest in Series of Pursuits Ends With 2 in Custody in Sherman Oaks

    The latest in a series of overnight pursuits ended with two people in custody in Sherman Oaks Thursday morning. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 30, 2017.

  • Burrous’ Bites at Disneyland California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

    Burrous’ Bites checked out the fantastic Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday March 26th. 2017. You can attend through April 16th. More information:

  • London Attack Inquiry Focuses on Radicalization of Perpetrator

    Police investigating the deadly terrorist attack in central London are focusing closely on how the perpetrator became radicalized, as they battle to piece together his identity and connections. Britain’s most senior counter-terror police officer, Mark Rowley, described the inquiry as “very large and fast-paced”, and announced two “significant arrests” Friday. Hundreds of officers had made contact with thousands of witnesses, he said. Police have said that the attacker, 52-year-old British man Khalid Masood, had multiple aliases. Rowley said he was […]

  • 4th Victim in London Attack Dies; Attacker ID’d as 52-Year-Old British Man Khalid Masood

    Police investigating the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. As the inquiry into the atrocity gathered pace, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the attacker was once linked to violent extremism. He was thought to have been inspired by Islamist ideology, she said. In an address to the House of Commons — reconvened less than a day after it was placed in lockdown as the attack […]

  • American Tourist From Utah, in London to Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary, Among Those Killed in Attack

    The four people killed in the London terror attack included a veteran policeman, a teacher and an American tourist. Kurt Cochran, who was visiting London from Utah with his wife, died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, his family and church said. He was in his mid-50s, according to police. British national Aysha Frade, a 43-year old teacher, was identified as another victim. And Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old father and husband, was the unarmed police officer on […]

  • Man Who Shot Deputy Also Fired on People on 210 Freeway, Fatally Shot Man in Highland: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy outside a Hesperia gas station is also believed to have randomly fatally shot a man in Highland and committed two separate shootings on the 210 Freeway in Rialto this week, investigators confirmed Friday. Kenneth Scott Welch of Redlands is being held on $25 million bail. Sheriff Jim McMahon called Welch a “hateful individual” at an 11 a.m. news conference where investigators identified Welch as the suspect in the other crimes. […]