Rick Chambers
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Rick Chambers is co-anchor of the KTLA Weekend News and Sunday Edition. He joined the KTLA news team in May of 2011.

He is also a front-line, Emmy Award-winning reporter covering southern California’s biggest stories for more than 20 years. Rick’s first assignment in Los Angeles was the riots of 1992. Since then, he has given viewers first-hand live reports from the Northridge earthquake, O.J. Simpson trial, the Malibu and Laguna fires and the funeral of Ronald Reagan.

Rick has anchored political conventions and interviewed presidential hopefuls. He has rubbed shoulders with celebrities on the red carpet and talked one on one with the news makers of the day. But, he is as genuine and comfortable with the blue-collar laborer as he is with the mayor or the governor.

Prior to coming to L.A., Rick anchored at WSVN-TV in Miami and covered everything from hurricanes to the rise of the South Florida drug trade. Earlier in his career, Rick also made stops in Louisville, Ky., and Harrisburg, Ill.

He is a Chicago boy who graduated from Southern Illinois University.

Over the years, Rick has been involved with scores of charitable organizations and hosted fundraisers and award ceremonies for many of them, including the Santa Clarita Valley where he calls home.

When not chasing stories, Rick is an avid reader and lover of puzzles. Snow skiing and trap shooting are his sports of choice. He is married and the father of three children, which is why his hair turned gray years ago.

Recent Articles
  • The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department provided this photo of Mark Anthony Riveral after he was found dead in Rancho Cucamonga on Sept. 17, 2015.

    Homicide Investigation Underway After Man, 34, Is Found Dead in Rancho Cucamonga Park

    A week after a man was found dead in a Rancho Cucamonga park, detectives said Thursday the incident was being investigated as a homicide and urged anyone with information to come forward. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an unresponsive man in Kenyon Park (map) around 6:28 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Mark Anthony Riveral, 34, was later identified by the department as the man found dead. He had suffered “trauma to his upper body,” likely […]

  • Two vehicles had severe damage after a pursuit and wrong-way crash on the 215 Freeway below the Cajon Pass on Sept. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunshots Fired From Sheriff’s Helicopter Kill Pursuit Suspect; NB 215 Fwy Shut Down

    A police pursuit led to a wrong-way crash and fatal gunshots fired from a Sheriff’s Department helicopter Friday afternoon, leaving three people hospitalized and prompting the closure of all lanes of the northbound 215 Freeway just south of the Cajon Pass. The driver was a home-invasion robbery suspect, and the sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division attempted to take him into custody during a traffic stop about 12:49 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek said during an afternoon news conference […]

  • Surveillance video shows one of six people sought in a string of burglaries at gun stores across the Inland Empire.

    Six Suspects Sought in Rash of Gun Store Burglaries in Inland Empire

    Local and federal authorities were searching Thursday for six people wanted in a string of burglaries at gun stores across the Inland Empire. Rick Chambers reports from Riverside for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

  • Donald Trump responds to a question at the CNN GOP debate.
(Credit: David S. Holloway/CNN)

    Sparks Fly With Donald Trump Taking Center Stage at the GOP Debate on CNN

    Donald Trump’s rivals are done tiptoeing around the bombastic businessman. In the initial moments of tonight’s prime-time Republican presidential debate on CNN, several of Trump’s rivals leveled heated criticism at the front-runner. “Do we really want someone with that kind of character?” said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. “There’s a sophomoric quality that is entertaining about Mr. Trump,” Paul added, scolding Trump for going after people’s appearance. Trump responded by doing what he does best: attack. “I never attacked him on […]

  • Another dog, this time a Chihuahua, was found burned with some type of chemical in the Antelope Valley area. (Credit: KTLA)

    9th SoCal Dog Is Found Suffering From Chemical Burn Injuries; Reward Up to $50,000

    A Chihuahua mix suffering from burn injuries that caused him to be in “excruciating pain” was rescued from the Antelope Valley Thursday night, making him the ninth dog known to have suffered a similar type of attack. A reward for finding the dogs’ abuser or abusers was also increased to $50,000 on Friday, according to the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. “Taco,” the 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, was found in the Antelope Valley with burns streaking his back, including burn spots […]

  • A standoff and possible hostage situation was underway in Downey after an armed stolen car suspect ran into a crowded restaurant on Sept. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stolen Car Suspect Dead After High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Standoff at Crowded Restaurant in Downey

    A car theft suspect who led authorities on a dangerous high-speed pursuit through several cities on Thursday was confirmed dead after the chase ended in standoff inside a crowded Chris & Pitts restaurant in Downey. The pursuit began around 6:30 p.m. after deputies in Pico Rivera received a LoJack hit on a stolen 1998 Honda Civic, according to Cmdr. Mike Parker with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. While deputies were trying to track down the stolen Honda, the suspect allegedly […]

  • A lightning strike lit up the night sky over Victorville on Sept. 8, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Lightning, Thunderstorms, Hail, Extreme Heat Hit Southern California; More Wild Weather Forecast

    While most of Southern California experienced extreme heat on Wednesday, some areas were also battered by the kind of wild weather that was blamed for the death of at least one person the previous day. An excessive heat warning was in effect in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as soaring triple-digit temperatures were once again predicted in the valley areas and at lower elevations in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was scheduled to expire Thursday […]

  • Agua Dulce Canyon Road was blocked by a mudslide on Sept. 9, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid SoCal Storms, Road Blocked by Mudslide in Agua Dulce Area

    Agua Dulce Canyon Road was partly blocked by a mudslide as storms moved across Southern California Wednesday. Rick Chambers reports from the Antelope Valley for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Sept. 9, 2015.

  • Smoke rises from one of several fires burning in Santa Clarita area on Sept. 9, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lightning Strikes Prompt Multiple Small Fires in the Santa Clarita Valley

    Lightning strikes prompted multiple fires in the Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday afternoon as storms moved across Southern California. Six fires were listed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Twitter: on Wellston Driver in Saugus; on Lake Hughes Road in Castaic; on Wiley Canyon and Orchard Village roads in Valencia; on Drasin Drive at Lakehurst Avenue in Canyon Country; at the Pitchess Detention Center range in Castaic; and at Seco Canyon Road and Pamplico Canyon in Saugus. Four […]