Chris Burrous, KTLA news anchor and reporter, found dead at 43

Chris Burrous, the co-anchor of Los Angeles’ “KTLA Morning News,” was found dead Thursday at a Days Inn in Glendale, Calif. He was 43.

According to a statement from Glendale Police, authorities received a call at 1:14 p.m. PT that Burrous “had possibly overdosed.” He was not breathing when paramedics arrived, and efforts to revive him failed. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Glendale detectives are currently investigating, while awaiting a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on the cause of death. There was no indication that the death was by suicide, Glendale Sgt. Dan Suttles told KTLA.

According to KTLA, Burrous joined the station in 2011 as a reporter and anchor and helped to expand its morning news shows to to a seven-days-a-week broadcast.

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