Chris Burrous Wiki
|Chris Burrous was born on 11th January 1975 and died on Thursday, 27th December 2018. He was an American TV personality, who co-anchored the KTLA 5 Morning News on weekends. Burrous also reported on breaking news during the week. He previously worked at WIPX-TV, New York City, and KGET-TV, California.|
|Chris Burrous Born – He was born on 11th January 1975|
|Chris Burrous Died – He died on 27th December 2018|
|Chris Burrous Cause of Death – Suspected Drug Overdose|
|Chris Burrous Wife – Mai Do-Burrous|
|Chris Burrous Children – He had one daughter, Isabella|
|Chris Burrous Salary – His salary ranged between $142,863 to $142,893.|
Chris Burrous Biography
Chris Burrous started his journalism career in Southern California while attending Chapman University. He served as a broadcaster at KCKC-AM and KCXX-FM, the radio networks stationed in San Jose, California.
He then moved to KEVN-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota where he worked as a news anchor and a morning and evening host at
Chris`s next move was his best when he began working at KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California as morning anchor. He also anchored mornings at KGPE-TV in Fresno, California.
In 2009, Chris joined Tribune as an anchor of mornings at WPIX-TV in New York City. After a year-long association with the network as the primary male anchor on Channel 11’s PIX Morning News, Chris joined KTLA, a CW-affiliated TV station.
He co-anchored the KTLA 5 Morning News on weekends and made some appearances reporting on the breaking news during the weekdays. He reported alongside Lynette Romero.
Burrous’ salary as a KTLA News anchor reportedly ranged between $142,863 to $142,893.
Chris Burrous’ ‘sweatergate’
In May 2016, Chris Burrous drew wild publicity when he handed the KTLA 5 meteorologist, Liberte Chan a sweater to cover up her short dress while she was continuing her weather report.
At first, Chris insisted that the station had been getting regular phone calls about the dress of Liberte. However, he later confirmed that he was joking. The funny incident was later named ‘sweatergate.’
Chris Burrous Wife, Children
Chris was married to his wife, Mai Do-Burrous, also a media personality. The two first met while Chris was stationed at Bakersfield, California, at KGET-TV. Their wedding was in October 2003. They have one daughter, Isabella.
— Chris Burrous (@chrisburrous) November 25, 2016
Chris Burrous Death and Cause
Chris Burrous died on 27th December 2018, aged 43. KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini released a statement on the anchor’s death, quoting,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family. Chris loved sharing the stories of Southern California and connecting with our viewers. He will be remembered as a great journalist and a wonderful friend to many. He brought kindness to his work and will be deeply missed by the entire KTLA family.
Chris was found unconscious at a Days Inn in Glendale. Paramedics at 450 Pioneer Drive put him inside the medical emergency room but was later pronounced dead following failed attempts of CPR.
The man, who was with Chris in the motel suggested that Chris possibly overdosed with drugs and alcohol.
There are no words. When we took this picture during our show I had no idea it would our last time together. You made me laugh until I cried. My tears now are for your sweet little girl, your wife Mai and your dear parents. We will miss you so… pic.twitter.com/nkvtrzHcX3
— Lynette Romero (@LynetteRomero) December 28, 2018
We have some sad news to report. Chris Burrous, a fixture on the KTLA 5 Morning News since 2011, passed away Thursday. He was a beloved member of the KTLA family and will be deeply missed. He was 43. https://t.co/HfDA1wTbOX pic.twitter.com/Qd0uz275pC
— KTLA (@KTLA) December 28, 2018