Chris Burrous Biography, Death, Cause of Death, Wife (Mai Do-Burrous), Daughter, KTLA, Net worth


Chris Burrous Biography

Chris Burrous Bio

Chris Burrous was an American media personality born on 11th January 1975 and died on 27th December 2018. He is a former Weekend Morning Anchor at KTLA 5.

Chris Burrous Age He was 43 years old as at the time of his death
Chris Burrous Died He died on 27th December 2018
Chris Burrous Cause of Death Suspected as possible Drug overdose
Chris Burrous Wife Mai Do-Burrous ( m.2003-2018)
Chris Burrous Children Daughter, Isabella Burrous
Chris Burrous Salary / Net Worth His salary ranged between $142,863 to $142,893.


Chris had a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University. While still at the University he began his career in broadcasting as a news anchor on KLIV – AM/ KARA- FM/ KRTY – FM until January 1997 when he joined NBC 11 KNTV as a writer – Associate Producer. He was also a Morning Drive Talk Show Host on KCKC-AM/ KCXX-FM.

In 1997, after graduating, he became a main anchor at KEVN – TV a position he held until January 1999. when he joined GET in Bakersfield in 1999 as a morning news anchor. While there he met his wife, Mai Do-Burrous, who is a fellow journalist.

In June 2010 he accepted his first job outside California with WPIX in New York City as an Anchor having anchored the morning news at both KGPE in Fresno and KMAX in Sacramento.

chris burrous, his wife and daughter (1)
chris burrous, his wife and daughter

KTLA Chris Burrous/ Chris Burrous KTLA

Chris joined KTLA in 2011 after working for the network’s sister station WPIX. He helped extend Morning News to seven days a week, anchoring weekends and covering breaking news on weekday mornings. He also had hosted a weekend segment, ‘Burrous’ Bites segments’ where he highlighted the best hole-in-the-wall eateries Southern California has to offer.

Chris Burrous Career Highlights

  • March 2011 – December 2018: Weekend Morning Anchor, KTLA
  • June 2010 – April 2011: Morning Anchor, WPIX – TV
  • December 2005 – June 2010: KMAX KOVR Anchor, CBS Television Studios
  • 2008 – 2010: Host / News Anchor, Clear Channel Radio KFBK – KSTE
  • January 2001 – January 2003: News Anchor, KGPE – TV
  • January 1999 – January 2001: News Anchor/ Weathercaster/ Reporter, KGPE – TV
  • January 1997 – January 1999: Main Anchor, KEVN – TV
  • January 1996 – January 1997: Morning Drive Talk Show Host, KCKC-AM/ KCXX-FM
  • January 1996 – January 1997: Writer – Associate Producer, NBC 11 KNTV
  • January 1995 – January 1997: News Anchor, KLIV-AM/ KARA-FM/ KRTY-FM

Chris Burrous’ ‘sweatergate’

In May 2016 Chris Burrous handed meteorologist Liberté Chan a sweater, while on air, to cover up her bare shoulders. Chan was in the middle of broadcasting when an arm appeared on the side of the screen dangling a gray cardigan. Chan was confused and asked ” what’s going on? You want me to put this on? Why? Cause it’s cold in here?”

Chris responded saying that they were getting many emails about her dress. To which can responded “What? Really?’.

The video went viral on social media and was dubbed ‘sweatergate’. Many people called for an apology from the station although Chan on her part said they were no hard feeling.

Chan took on Twitter to explain how she ended up in a cocktail dress at 8 a.m tweeting that her original black and white dress clashed with the green screen and turned her dress partially transparent.

According to her personal blog she said the station received several emails complaining about her bare shoulders and Chris gave her the sweater as a joke.

“For the record, I was not ordered by KTLA to put on the sweater. I was simply playing along with my co-anchor’s joke, and if you’ve ever watched the morning show, you know we poke fun at each other all the time. And, also for the record, there is no controversy at KTLA. My bosses did not order me to put on the cardigan, it was a spontaneous moment.”

Chris Burrous Died/ Chris Burrous Death/ Chris Burrous Cause of Death

On 27th December 2018 Chris was found unconscious at a Days Inn in Glendale. The paramedics at 450 Pioneer Drive tried to resuscitate him but he was later pronounced dead.

According to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department the police received a call at about 1:15 p.m a call from a man who said a man he was with at Days Inn had passed out and was possibly not breathing. The Glendale firefighters responded and found Burrous inside the room and not breathing they administered CPR and Burrous was taken to the hospital where he was announced dead.

The man who was with Chris and made the call suggested that he may have overdosed although the police said they will wait the Los Angeles County coroner’s office report for a determination of the cause of death.

The police released a statement saying: “That was something that we recognized right away, because, you know, everybody knows Chris. So we knew that this was gonna be something that was gonna be a very sensitive matter. We’re waiting for a toxicology report to come back from the coroner’s office. Until we get that we won’t be able to tell what the cause of death was. It is being investigated as a possible overdose.”

KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini and news director Jason Ball in a joint statement said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family.”

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