It was a teary Saturday morning for the news crew at KTLA 5, as they remembered they’re late co-anchor Chris Burrous, who died on Dec. 28.
The morning show opened Saturday with a video of Burrous and co-anchor Lynette Romero flipping radio channels in his car and singing loud and proud. When the camera returned to the news room, Romero, Liberte Chan and Dayna Devon were clad in black and wiping away tears while laughing.
They reminisced about their favorite moments with Burrous, including home videos of him and his 9-year-old daughter, Isabella, showed clips from his favorite recurring segment, “Burrous Bites” — where he took viewers to L.A.’s smaller eateries — and past news casts where he stole the show with his quick wit.
“He was such a kid,” said Romero, who co-hosted with him on the weekend. “He used to make me laugh until I cried. He was a such a great person.”
“He will be missed,” said meteorologist Liberte Chan, who joined Romero in co-hosting Saturday’s morning show. “He was one of my best friends.”
Burrous was not breathing when paramedics arrived at a Days Inn Thursday, and efforts to revive him failed. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Glendale detectives are investigating while awaiting a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on the cause of death.