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
  • Dozens of friends and relatives gathered at the site of the crash to mourn and pay tribute to Chris Chavez on April 29, 2016. (credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Music Instructor Declared Brain Dead After Santa Ana Hit-and-Run; $20,000 Reward Offered

    A $20,000 reward was being offered in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana that left a young music instructor clinically brain dead, his family said Friday. Chris Chavez was crossing Bristol Street near Central Avenue early on the morning of April 20 when he was struck by a black, four-door BMW that ran a red light, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. A witness took a picture of the driver when she got out of her car after the […]

  • An 87-year-old woman recounts her terrifying encounter with a hooded intruder in her Santa Monica home on April 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Woman, 87, Scares Off Hooded Intruder Who Attacked Her in Bed; Suspect Sought

    Police were searching Friday for a hooded intruder who broke into a Santa Monica home in the middle of night and confronted an 87-year-old woman whose screams scared him away. Rick Chambers reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 22, 2016.

  • A photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department shows a woman sought in a hit-and-run crash on April 21, 2016.

    Woman Sought in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run That Left Music Instructor Critically Injured

    Police were searching Thursday for a woman involved in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana that left a young man hospitalized with devastating injuries. Chris Chavez was crossing Bristol Street near Central Avenue early Wednesday morning when he was struck by a black, four-door BMW that ran a red light, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. A witness took a picture of the driver when she got out of her car after the crash, police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. […]

  • An artist's rendering shows what a $20 bill could look like with Harriet Tubman on it. (Credit: WGN)

    Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on Front of $20 Bill; 5 Women to Join Alexander Hamilton on $10 Bill

    Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the $10 bill, and Harriet Tubman will boot Andrew Jackson from the face of the $20. After months of debate and controversy over how to incorporate a woman’s portrait onto the $10 bill, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to redesign the $10, $20 and $5 bill. All three denominations will a female presence. The updated bills will also be the first in U.S. history to include a tactile feature to aid […]

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    Water Main Break in Tarzana Causes Flooding, Road Closures; Repairs Underway

    Water department crews were working to repair a pipe that broke Friday afternoon near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Wells Drive in Tarzana. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, April 1, 2016.

  • Husband and wife musical duo Marty and Elayne perform at the Dresden in Los Feliz on April 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Musical Duo Marty and Elayne Celebrate 35 Years at Dresden in Los Feliz

    What started out as a two week engagement was still going strong Friday night as husband and wife performers Marty and Elayne celebrated 35 years at the Dresden in Los Feliz. Rick Chambers reports from Los Feliz for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Friday, April 1, 2016.

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    2 Killed in Violent Collision in Lancaster Intersection

    Two people were killed Thursday afternoon in a violent collision at an intersection in Lancaster. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of 50th Street E. and Avenue J. A Honda was heading northbound on 50th at a high rate of speed when it ran a stop sign and struck a Toyota Corolla, according to Sgt. Eric Metten with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Corolla had just completed a four-way stop and was proceeding into […]

  • Brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui are suspected of detenonating explosives in the March 22, 2016, Brussels attacks. (Credit: RTBF)

    2 Bombers in Brussels Attacks Were Brothers; Other Bomber May Be Suspect in Paris Massacre

    Several bombers are dead. At least one alleged attacker is still on the loose. And a key question looms as investigators race to piece together details about the attackers behind Tuesday’s deadly bombings in Belgium’s capital: Were these men acting alone, or were other members of a terror cell supporting them? Raids, arrests and forensic analysis are some of the tools investigators are using to get to the bottom of who was behind the attacks in Brussels, which killed 31 […]

  • This picture released by Belgian police on March 22, 2016, shows suspects in the Brussels attacks. Two were thought to have committed suicide attacks, while the man in the light jacket and hat was being sought.

    Terror Suspect Still Being Sought Left Bomb at Airport During Deadly Brussels Attacks

    Authorities have identified the two suicide bombers involved in the attack at the Brussels airport on Tuesday, a senior Belgian security source told CNN. They are brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, both of whom were known to police, but for organized crime, not for acts of terrorism, state broadcaster RTBF reported. Khalid El Bakraoui rented an apartment in Brussels that was raided last week and both are suspected of having ties to the Paris attack, the source said. While […]