Chris Burrous was an American journalist and television news anchor. Since 2011, he had been working for the KTLA news channel where he also worked as a weather reporter. The reporter was popular for his innovative presentation style among his peers and gained huge success for his ‘Burrous Bites food segment.
Unfortunately, KTLA News anchor Burrous passed away on 27 December 2018. According to reports of the Blast on 23 February 2019, he was found unresponsive in a Glendale motel room, died from methamphetamine toxicity while engaged in vigorous sexual activity with a man. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office further added the manner of death is recorded as an accidental, hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease were also factors in his death.
Caption: The Late news anchor, Chris Burrous.
Chris Burrous: Bio, family, Career
He was born on 11 January 1975 in Santa Clara County, California, USA as Christopher Rocky Burrous. There is not much information available on his parents or siblings. However, some sources reported that his parents worked as a farmer and a NASA engineer. Regarding his education, he received his Broadcast journalism degree from Chapman University.
After graduation, he started his journalism career and involved over two decades in the field. He had a stint reporting career at the stations in the Bay Area and South Dakota in 1999. There he joined KGET in Bakersfield as a morning anchor. Then, he gained working experience in other stations like KGPE in Fresno and KMAX in Sacramento. After that, he joined KTLA in 2011 as a reporter and anchor spending his fourteen years in the station.
Chris Burrous: Personal Life, Wife, & Death
The news anchor was married to his wife Mai-Do Burrous at till the time of his death. Mai-Do is also a professional journalist. The couple first while Chris worked in the news station KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California. Shortly, they fall for each other and married in October 2003. After three years in 2009, they welcomed their only child, daughter Isabella. The couple was happy together and no sign of their divorce or any rumors of their separation.
However, he died in December 2018 due to drug overdose in a hospital after he found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, California. According to investigation reports, the death of his cause was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity and his death ruled as accidental. The coroner’s report also said that the cause of his death was hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Furthermore, reports state that at the time of his death, he was encountered with sexual activity with a man he met through the Grindr app. Additionally, he has met the male companion four times previously. During the activity, before falling unconscious, he had inserted two rocks of crystal meth through his rectum.
Caption: Chris and his wife Mai-Do Burrous.
Chris Burrous: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
During his lifetime, he has earned a considerable amount from his news anchoring and reporting career. He had an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand. Further, he reportedly made an average salary of $142,800 per year. Additionally, the Big Bang Theory famed actor Kunal Nayyar donated $5000 to the family of Chris.
He was active over different social media platforms with unverified accounts before his death. He had an Instagram account @chrisburrous with 17.8k followers. On Twitter, he has a verified and personal account @chrisburrous with 27.8k followers. He has a verified Facebook account with more than 62.9k followers.
Chris Burrous: Body Measurements
He had a fit and strong body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters and weighed around 70 kg. His body had measurements of 42-32-33 inches with 15 biceps and 11 shoe size. He had a black eyes color with black hair color.