KTLA 5’s beloved Chris Burrous dies of suspected drug overdose in a motel

Mai Chiamthamachinda, Backpage Editor

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December 23, 2018, 43 year old KTLA anchor, Chris Burrous, was found unconscious at a Days Inn motel in Glendale, California. After emergency services had  arrived, he was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead later that day. The police informed the media and concerned parties that they were contacted at around 1:14 p.m. by a mysterious man who found Chris Burrous unconscious and not breathing in an empty hotel room. Although law enforcement  are still waiting for an official result of the autopsy, many people believe Burrous may have possibly been overdosed. Others presume that the incident may of had more dastardly intentions behind it such as murder, homicide, or even suicide. Relatives and friends have stated that

Burrous was not currently having issues with individuals that would lead to premeditated violence.  

Chris Burrous had  been a prominent anchor on KTLA and KTLA Morning News since 2011. According to fellow colleagues, he proficiently served in his role as a news anchor in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and multiple other locations. Burrous was well  known for his, “Burrous Bites”, a segment that promoted local restaurants,cuisines and foods in the area. In addition, Burrous was also successful in running his “Made in California” series, which analyzed and mentioned reports and current events and situations that were going around in many businesses and companies. Many of his colleagues at KTLA describe him as a warm, funny, caring and gifted broadcaster. After hearing about his death, many of his fellow colleagues expressed their sadness and sorrow through emotional Instagram and Twitter posts:

“There are no words. When we took this picture during our show I had no idea it would [be] 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,” said Lynette Romero, Burrous’ colleague.

“Here’s the thing. This is awful. Heartbreaking and horrible. What Chris Burrous did was connect-with all of us, everyday, and most especially on the weekends. He deeply loved his wife and his daughter; and all of you who watched him. A large community is in mourning tonight,” said Sam Rubin, Burrous’ other fellow colleague.