Chris Burrous, the weekend news anchor and reporter Los Angeles-based KTLA, was found dead Thursday at a motel. He was 43.
According to a statement from Glendale Police, authorities received a call at 1:14 p.m. PT that Burrous “had possibly overdosed” and was unconscious. He was not breathing when paramedics arrived at a Days Inn, and efforts to revive him failed. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Glendale detectives are investigating while awaiting a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on the cause of death. There was no indication that the death was by suicide, Glendale Sgt. Dan Suttles told KTLA.
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Burrous joined KTLA in 2011 as a reporter and anchor and helped to expand its popular morning news shows to a seven-days-a-week broadcast.
The son of a Central Valley farmer and a NASA engineer, he previously worked in Bakersfield and Fresno before joining CBS13 in Sacramento in the mid-2000s.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family,” KTLA president and general manager Don Corsini and news director Jason Ball said in a statement Thursday night. 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 a kindness to his work and will be deeply missed by the entire KTLA family.”
He leaves behind his wife, Mai, and 9-year-old daughter, Isabella.
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
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