Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.

Chris Burrous Named Anchor of PIX Morning News - Joins PIX's Emmy Award Winning Morning News On June 1st

Burrous will anchor alongside Tamsen Fadal from 4:30am to 6am and Sukanya Krishnan and John Muller will anchor from 6am to 9am. Burrous' addition to the "PIX 11 Morning News" rounds out the AM team, which includes Craig Treadway, James Ford, Jill Nicolini, Lisa Mateo, Linda Church and Dr. Steve Salvatore.

Burrous joins PIX from KMAX-TV where he anchored and led the production of the 4:30am and 9am weekday editions of "Good Day Sacramento." He also anchored, reported live and covered weather for the CBS/CW duopoly.

" New York viewers tuning in to watch PIX 11 Morning News will find Chris Burrous to be genuine, credible, and different from what other stations offer," said News Director Bill Carey. "We think as New Yorkers try us out, they'll value us and tune in more often."

As the grandson of Italian immigrants who pressed him into service on the family apricot and fig orchard and the son of a NASA engineer; Burrous is a self-described "high-tech hick." Because of this, he understands that PIX 11 viewers are also multi-faceted and have much to contribute to the morning discussion. While he's not afraid to pick a side, he'd rather hear what viewers think about an issue. Burrous uses all of today's social networking technology to make sure the viewers' voice is heard, every hour, in every broadcast. It's this grassroots approach that has appealed to many who feel today's TV is irrelevant and inaccessible.

"To me, good TV is fun. It's like visiting with your neighbors on the front porch," said Burrous. "Only now, my neighborhood is the most exciting, diverse and vibrant city in America."

Burrous started his career ripping wire copy and typing on an IBM Selectric as a writer at KNTV-11 in San Jose CA. He ventured into radio, anchoring the afternoon drive at KLIV-AM in San Jose and hosting morning drive on KCKC-AM in San Bernardino/Riverside CA. To break into television, Burrous then traveled to KEVN-7, Rapid City, South Dakota, where the news director picked him up at the airport in a hay truck. Next, Burrous met his wife while anchoring at KGET-17 in Bakersfield, CA before landing at KGPE-47 in Fresno. In addition to his work on "Good Day Sacramento," Burrous also hosted the PBS series " California Heartland" and hosted radio talk shows and afternoon drive on KFBK-AM.

He holds a B.F.A. from Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Burrous and his family will relocate to New York and he will take a seat at the anchor desk on June 1.

About PIX 11Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In September 2006, WPIX became the flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children's programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station's success. WPIX has earned over 180 Emmy Awards, including two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, the WPIX has been the official broadcast television home of the New York Mets since 1999. For more information, please visit

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun