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
  • A picture of Salvatore Corrales is seen in an image provided by family members.

    Man Killed in Apparent Road Rage Shooting on 710 Freeway in South Gate Area

    A man was shot and killed in what authorities are describing as a road rage incident on the 710 Freeway in the South Gate area Thursday night. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle traveling northbound near the 91 Freeway when the shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The victim was involved in some type of road rage incident with someone in another vehicle when a gunman fired several […]

  • The Skyline Fire burns near Corona on July 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Evacuations Lifted in Corona as Crews Continue to Battle 250-Acre Brush Fire

    Some evacuated residents in Corona were allowed to return home late Thursday night as authorities continued to fight a brush fire that spread to cover 250 acres. The flames were 5 percent contained. The fire sparked shortly after 3 p.m. just outside the city’s southeast limits, at the base of the Saddleback mountains in the area of Skyline Drive and Burrero Way, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It was being dubbed the Skyline Fire. About two hours later, it […]

  • Carmelo Pizzaro is seen in an image provided by his mother.

    Sheriff’s Dept. Says Man Shot During Chase in Pico Rivera Was Armed With Gun

    An investigation is underway in Pico Rivera into the fatal deputy-involved shooting of a 22-year-old man investigators say was armed with a gun Thursday morning. The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Joe Mendoza said. Prior to the shooting, deputies had tried to pull the man over on suspicion of DUI in the area of Washington Boulevard and Passons Boulevard, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. […]

  • Tristan Beaudette is seen in an image posted to GoFundMe page on June 23, 2018, a day after his fatal shooting.

    Reward in Malibu Creek State Park Area Shooting Death Raised to $30,000

    Officials have authorized a $30,000 reward in hopes of developing new leads in their investigation in the Malibu Creek State Park area where there have been multiple shootings, including the killing of a father who was camping with his two young daughters.

  • A vehicle is shown crashed next to a pole in Santa Ana on July 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    DUI Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Kidnapping Innocent Man, Trying to Pass Him Off as Suspect in O.C. Crashes: Police

    A suspected-hit-and-run driver was arrested after allegedly taking an innocent man to law enforcement and falsely claiming he was behind the wheel in a violent string of crashes in Santa Ana that left four injured Wednesday, police said. David Brihn, 41, of Santa Ana faces possible charges of driving under the influence, kidnapping and other crimes, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The bizarre series of incidents began just before 3 a.m. when the suspect was involved […]

  • A fire burns at an apartment building in Santa Ana on July 11, 2018. (Credit:

    3 People Injured in Santa Ana Apartment Fire Described as Suspicious

    A fire that left three people injured in a Santa Ana apartment complex was described as suspicious by a fire official Wednesday. Firefighters responded to the Saddleback Lodge apartment building in the 1600 block of East First Street when a fire was reported just after midnight, Orange County Fire Authority spokesperson Tony Bommarito said. The three-story building, which was not equipped with sprinklers, had heavy fire burning on the second and third floors when firefighters arrived, Bommarito said. Crews managed […]

  • A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in North Hills on July 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Strikes Woman in North Hills Neighborhood

    Authorities are asking the public for help Friday in their search for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a woman in the North Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. The crash occurred about midnight near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Plummer Street as the victim was trying to cross the street, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Lisette Fuentes said. A black vehicle, possibly a BMW, was traveling southbound on Sepulveda and struck the woman, sending her body under […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Swedish Scoops

    This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Sunday July 1st. 2018. Swedish Scoops 3916, 26 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103 Phone: (626) 365-1565

  • International air travelers have their baggage x-rayed as they are processed by US Customs and Border Protection agents upon arrival to Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on December 10, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Fourth of July Travel Expected to Break Records

    A record number of travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport this Fourth of July holiday. Chris Burrous reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 29, 2018.