Chris Burrous, a fixture on the KTLA 5 Morning News since 2011, passed away Thursday. He was 43.
The broadcaster was found unresponsive at a Days Inn in Glendale. His death is being investigated as a possible overdose, Glendale police said in a news release.
KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini and News Director Jason Ball issued a statement Thursday night:
“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.”