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
  • Smog fouls the air on May 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    8 of 10 Most Polluted Cities in U.S. Are in California, Report Says

    Eight of the 10 most polluted cities in the United States are located in California, according to an American Lung Association annual report.  Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 18, 2018.

  • A downed tree lands on a car in Hollywood on April 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gusty Winds Knock Down Trees, Power Lines Across SoCal

    Gusty winds have downed trees and knocked out power to residents across Southern California Friday morning. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 13, 2018.

  • Police respond to a robbery in Long Beach on April 11, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Police Search for Robbers Who Held Up Long Beach Taco Restaurant

    Police are searching for robbery suspects who held up a taco restaurant in Long Beach late Wednesday evening. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 12, 2018.

  • Signs of water ponding along East Valley Road near San Ysidro Creek in Montecito on March 22, 2018. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Evacuations Lifted in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Amid Strong Spring Storm

    Evacuations in the burn areas of the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were lifted Thursday as a powerful spring storm continued to bring strong showers in some coastal areas. A flash flood advisory was issued for western Santa Barbara County until 10 p.m. because of brief heavy downpours and a slight chance of thunderstorms in that area, the National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted. During the evening, a mudslide was reported along the 192 Freeway near Toro Canyon. […]

  • The bodies of four people were found inside a van in Garden Grove on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman and 2 Young Children Found Dead in Van Parked Outside Garden Grove CVS

    Two adults and two young children were found dead inside a van parked in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot near a busy intersection in Garden Grove Thursday evening. Police were sent to the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street about 8:30 p.m. after a woman walking in the parking lot noticed a strong odor coming from a white Honda van, the Garden Grove Police Department stated in a news release. The van was backed into a parking space near the far […]

  • Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in San Bernardino on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver Who Allegedly Refused to Drop Gun Shot by Police in San Bernardino

    A man who allegedly crashed into parked vehicles while possibly driving intoxicated following a fight with his girlfriend was shot by police in San Bernardino Thursday night, officials said. The incident began when Jorge Pelayo, 18, was barred by his girlfriend from entering her home after a verbal argument between the two around 9 p.m., according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department. While leaving her residence in his car, he struck a fence but continued driving north […]

  • Caltrans released this image of a mudslide on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on March 15, 2018.

    Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Be Closed for Days Due to Mudslide as Storm Moves Through SoCal

    Rain and snow fell in Southern California Thursday morning, making for difficult driving conditions and prompting a mudslide that has forced the dayslong closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard east of Malibu. The storm, which arrived Wednesday night, is the latest in a series of weather systems slated to bring rain to the region through next week. About one-third to three-quarters of an inch of rain had already fallen on most areas south of Point Conception by Thursday morning, according to […]

  • A banner is displayed bearing the names of the 17 Parkland victims on March 14, 2018, as students from Venice High School join others in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    SoCal Students Stream Out of Classrooms in Solidarity With National School Walkout

    Students across Southern California left their classrooms Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide walkout in support of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. The demonstrations began at 10 a.m. in each time zone for schools across the country and were expected to last for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 killed exactly one month ago during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. In anticipation of thousands of students walking out in the […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Disney Food & Wine Festival 2018

    Burrous’ Bites checks out the new dishes at this year’s Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday, March 11th. 2018. The event runs through Mid-April. See the link below for all the information.