Chris Burrous was found dead in a hotel in Glendale, California on Thursday, December 27, at 43 years old. His cause of death has not been confirmed, KLTA confirms that police responded to a call about a man that wasn’t breathing.
Burrous is survived by a wife and a daughter, and has been mourned up and down the ranks of the KTLA news community.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Burrous’s Wife Was Mai Do-Burrous
Mai Do-Burrous was married to Chris Borrous at the time of his death. She is featured frequently on his social media feed, as is his daughter. She has not issued a public statement.
In October, Burrous celebrated his 15-year anniversary with his wife, writing on Twitter, “Enjoying our 15th. Anniversary. She’s the yin to my yang. Thank goodness. Married in Bakersfield and next day our Asian reception at 888 in San Gabriel. I hope you have a good night”
2. Burrous & Do-Burrous Had One Child Together, Isabella
Burrous and his wife had one child together, 9-year-old Isabella. Like his wife, Isabella has occasionally been featured on his Instagram.
3. Burrous Was the Son of a Farmer & a NASA Engineer
According to CBS Sacramento, Burrous grew up in Central Valley, California, and was the son of a father who was a farmer, and a mother who was a NASA engineer.
CBS Sacramento further reports that “many” said Burrous was “born to be a broadcaster” from a young age.
4. The KTLA ‘Family’ Publicly Announced Burrous’ Death First
The KTLA family has made several public announcements following the death of Burrous.
Dan Corsini, the station’s president, issued a joint statement with News Director Jason Ball on the tragic event: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family. 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”
5. Burrous Worked at KTLA Starting in 2011, Anchoring on Weekends & Covering News in the Weekday Mornings
Burrous had worked at KTLA for seven years at the time of his death, per KTLA.
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