The newsroom at Tribune’s KTLA is dealing with the sad news that Anchor Chris Burrous was found dead in a hotel room in Glendale, CA.
Police and paramedics responded to a Days Inn in Glendale shortly after 1PM, where they found Burros unresponsive.
Burrous was inside the room and police say the person he was with, who “appears to be a friend,” was already administering aid when they arrived.
The male stayed at the scene and “quite honestly did a good job of trying to render aid,” according to police.
First responders also administered CPR before transporting Burrous to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.
Cops say when the companion originally called police, he indicated Burrous had possibly overdosed. There was no indication of suicide according to police.
They released a news statement saying “Glendale detectives are currently investigating the case and are thoroughly examining the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his death.”
Burrous’ body has been turned over to coroner’s officials, who will work to determine a cause and manner of death. Toxicology reports had not yet been completed Thursday night.
Burrous joined KTLA in 2011 as a reporter and anchor, helping to expand the Morning News to seven days a week, after previously working at other news stations across the U.S.
He leaves behind a wife and daughter.
He was 43 years old.