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: Hot Red Bus

    What happens when you combine Indian and British flavors together, a taste explosion! Burrous’ Bites is in the San Gabriel Valley where they are frying up fish and chips with a twist. Hot Red Bus  

  • Burrous’ Bargains: Find Name Brand Styles For Your Kids at ‘Wear It Once Wear It Twice’

    Thrift store prices without the funk! Burrous’ Bargains shows you a spot to save money on brand name clothing for your kids. Wear It Once Wear It Twice  

  • Burrous’ Bites: The Snooty Fox Restaurant

    If you’re in the mood for a big meal, there is a breakfast bargain in Laguna Hills called the Snooty Fox that will fill you up. Chris dishes the details in this edition of Burrous’ Bites. The Snooty Fox Restaurant    

  • Burrous’ Bargains: All Books Only $1 at Piccolo’s Bookstore

    The whole Harry Potter collection, 50 shades of grey and more all for just one dollar each. It’s a book blow out! Chris is in Lake Forest in Orange County for this edition of Burrous’ Bargains.   Piccolo’s Books

  • Burrous’ Bites: Bosscat Kitchen

    Three words, red velvet churros! Forget the fair food, these churros are upscale, handcrafted and oh so good. Burrous’ Bites is in the OC at Bosscat Kitchen. Bosscat Kitchen   This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Sunday, July 6 2014

  • Burrous Bargains': Flight Car

    Would you like to park for free and get paid to park the next time you take a vacation or business trip? Chris explains how you can score free parking at LAX before your next flight. Flight Car

  • Monday Forecast: Warm Temperatures, High Humidity

    A high pressure system was expected to bring warm and humid conditions to Southern California on Monday. Chris Burrous has KTLA’s forecast on June 30, 2014.

  • Burrous’ Bites: 7Stop Pizza

      Two words – NUTTELA PIZZA! All the creamy goodness on a delicious dessert pizza, plus other delicious dishes at this joint. Chris is in Montrose for this week’s Burrous’ Bites. 7Stop Pizza   This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Sunday, June 29 2014

  • Chatsworth Has Some New Gear In Their Parks For Children & Families

      The Honorary Mayor of Chatsworth, Chris Burrous, shares some exciting new features now open in the city of Chatsworth. Features include a ‘Splash Pad’ at Mason Park, new playground equipment and more. For more info: My Chatsworth Council Member Mitchell Englander   This story aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday, June 28 2014