Fox News, Glendale Police, KTLA

Los Angeles News Anchor, 43, Dead After Possible Overdose

Dec 28, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A Los Angeles TV news anchor has died at 43, and police say the death may have been a drug overdose, reports Fox News. The news anchor, Chris Burrous, worked for KTLA’s “Morning News” program.

Chris Burrous (photo courtesy KTLA)

The story says Burrous was found on Thursday afternoon at a Glendale Days Inn “after a male he was with called authorities at about 1:15 p.m.”

“Burrous, who is survived by his wife and a 9-year-old daughter, reportedly passed out in the room and was not breathing,” the article adds.

In its news release the Glendale police said, “The original call to the Glendale Police Department indicated the deceased had possibly overdosed. Glendale detectives are currently investigating the case and are thoroughly examining the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his death. Detectives will be awaiting the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office report for a determination of the cause of death and to assist in bringing the investigation to a conclusion.”

The story adds that Burrous joined KTLA “as an anchor and reporter in 2011. He helped expand the ‘Morning News’ program to seven days a week. He formerly worked at WPIX in New York City.”

Here’s a video we found on the KTLA website of Burrous’ colleagues talking about his passing:


  1. If it was a drug overdose, what a horrible tragedy. And what a selfish person, irresponsibly doing drugs and risking his life and the welfare of his wife and children, who now have no father. Incredibly selfish and inconsiderate.

  2. Guess everyone needs to be drug tested especially politicians.

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