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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: chris.burrous@ktla.com. He is also the co-president of the 6 a.m. gang; if you’d like to join, please email: weekends@ktla.com.


Recent Articles
  • A sandwich is seen at The Grill by Green Acres in Simi Valley in December 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burrous’ Bites: The Grill by Green Acres in Simi Valley

    The Grill by Green Acres 2982 E. Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley 93065 (805) 526-5859 Hours: Mon-Thur 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sun 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. thegrillbygreenacres.com Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Authentic Belgian Liege Waffles at Waffle Love in Northridge

    Chris Burrous got a tip from a viewer raving about a restaurant with the absolute best waffles, so naturally he had to check the place out. It’s Waffle Love in Northridge, a joint that’s serving up authentic Belgian liege waffles topped with an array of sweet and savory ingredients. Think chicken and waffles, a waffle grilled cheese “sandwich,” and waffles oozing with stuffed chocolate or creamy Nutella. And, for special occasions, they even make waffle cakes! This segment aired on […]

  • Burrous’ Bites: Unwind in Tarzana

    Unwind 19100 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 599-6911 UnwindTarzana.com Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Swedish Scoops Gelato Shop in Pasadena

    Chris Burrous went to check out Swedish Scoops in Pasadena, which is serving up a Swedish-style gelato — think creamier texture, with less sugar and more flavor than the traditional gelato. This segment aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 11. Swedish Scoops is located 26 N. Raymond Ave., #3916.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Donut Delite in Simi Valley

    Donut Delite 1464 Madera Road, Suite A Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 522-7734 Hours: Monday – Saturday, 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 3:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

  • A cook prepares Turkeys at a Ralphs store in Van Nuys on Nov. 22, 2018.

    Stores Ready for Last-Minute Thanksgiving Shoppers

    Stores are ready to help shoppers pick up those last-minute items to complete their Thanksgiving Day feasts. Chris Burrous checks in with Ralphs in Van Nuys for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 22, 2018.

  • Dentist Leaves Practice to Open Training Center in Rwanda

    Thomas Lee left his dental practice to open a training center in Rwanda, where dental care is lacking. More info is at www.hishandsonafrica.org.

  • Burrous’ Bites: Waffle Love in Northridge

    Waffle Love 9411 Reseda Blvd., Northridge (818) 671-5344 waffluv.com Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

  • An overturned tanker spilled fluid onto the 710 Freeway near the city of Commerce on Nov. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Overturned Big Rig Spill Prompts Hourslong Closure of SB 710 Freeway Near Commerce

    Spilled antifreeze from an overturned big rig forced an hourslong closure of the southbound 710 Freeway near Commerce Thursday morning. The solo-vehicle crash was reported about 1:45 a.m. just north of the 5 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. The driver told investigators he was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and a shift in the load’s balance caused the truck to overturn, California Highway Patrol Officer Hector Placencia said. “Fortunately, it’s not a flammable […]