Chris Burrous, LA News Anchor Found Dead in Hotel Room


Glendale police report that popular LA television anchor and news reporter Chris Burrous was unresponsive in his hotel room.  He was 43 years old.

A 911 call was made at around 1:15 pm. The caller stated a man was possibly not breathing and was passed out and he was located at the Glendale Days Inn. It was later learned a male newsman made that call. He also mentioned that an overdose may have been the cause.

Glendale police released a statement saying that when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found the victim not unresponsive and not breathing. Paramedics started CPR immediately and the man was transported to the hospital where he died.

Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police stated when paramedics arrived a man who appeared to be Burrous’ friend was already administering first aid.

KTLA general manager and President Don Corsini and  director of news Jason Ball stated:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family. Chris loved to share  stories of Southern Cali. He was a wonderful journalist and friend to many. He brought a kindness to his work.

A reporter who worked with Burros, KTLA’s  Lynette Romero added a personal photo of herself with Burrous at the station during Christmas.  She added:
We took took this photo during our show I didn’t know we would never be together again.

KTLA stated that Burrous joined the team in 2011 as a reporter and anchor.  He helped increase the time the morning show was aired to seven days.

The death of the reporter is presently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Corner’s Office. No cause of death has been released.

Burros is survived by his wife Mai Do-Burrous, and daughter who is 9.

Written By Barbara Sobel


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