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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
  • Police investigate after a trash truck fatally struck a young boy in Newport Beach on May 25, 2016. (Credit: South Counties News)

    Young Boy Killed by Trash Truck in Newport Beach: Police

    An 8-year-old boy died after being struck by a trash truck in Newport Beach Wednesday afternoon, police said. The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. at East 15th Street and Fullerton Avenue, Newport Beach Police Department Lt. Randy Querry said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Querry. The lieutenant did not know if the truck was a municipal or private vehicle, but video from the scene showed the large vehicle stopped there was labeled CR&R Environmental Services, […]

  • A still from a video posted May 17, 2016, shows a woman beating a man's truck in Lancaster. (Credit: Monet Dansereau and Boogie Fressh)

    Lancaster Gas Station Worker Bashes Man’s Truck for Taking Too Long at Pump: Witness

    A gas station worker in Lancaster busted the tail lights of a man’s truck when she believed he had taken too long to move the pickup, according to a woman who recorded video of the incident, and the station’s manager said the worker was arrested. The altercation took place Tuesday afternoon at a Valero station at Fifth Street East and East Avenue K, Monet Dansereau told KTLA on Wednesday. In the 1 minute, 13 second video she recorded, a man is seen […]

  • Stephanie Marie De Rosas is shown in a photo released by the Orange Police Department on May 13, 2016.

    Suspected DUI Driver Arrested in Orange Fatal Crash Had Suspended License: DMV

    A suspected DUI driver whose license was suspended due to previous violations was arrested Friday after a fiery three-car collision in the city of Orange left one person dead and herself and another driver injured, authorities said. Stephanie Marie De Rosas, 32, was taken into custody in connection with the fatal crash, which occurred around 8:42 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Yorba Street and East Chapman Avenue. She suffered serious injuries in the crash and was hospitalized, according to the Orange Police […]

  • Eunice Kim walks back to her home in Porter Ranch on Feb. 18, 2016. Kim said that she and her husband had to move out of their home for over two months due to physical discomfort as a result of the poor air quality. They moved back in after temporarily staying at her brother's home in Westwood. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Following Gas Leak, Metal Dust Found in Porter Ranch Homes

    Metal was found in dust samples collected from Porter Ranch homes during the recent natural gas leak. Rick Chambers reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m., and Liberte Chan for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 13, 2016.

  • The Orange County Fire Authority released video on May 12, 2016 of an arsonist being sought in Lake Forest.

    Video Shows Man Setting Fire to Lake Forest Office He Just Burglarized

    Orange County fire officials released surveillance video Thursday of a burglar who broke into a leasing office at the Saddleback Apartments in Lake Forest and then set it on fire. The break-in occurred on April 17 at the office located in the 23000 block of Los Alisos Boulevard, according to a news release from the Orange County Fire Authority. The video shows a masked man stealing several items and then setting a fire before leaving the office. The man was […]

  • A baby food challenge fundraiser for Noah Connally kicked off on May 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA).

    Baby Food Challenge Fundraiser for OC ‘Miracle Baby’ Noah Connally Kicks Off

    A fundraiser for Noah Connally, the “miracle baby” who has undergone three heart surgeries kicked off Wednesday night at Trabuco Hills High School in Lake Forest. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Click here for more information.

  • Joseph “Joey” Kushner is shown in a photo displayed at an LAPD news conference on May 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grandson Sought in Beating Death of 78-Year-Old Woman in Lake View Terrace

    The grandson of a 78-year-old woman who was found beaten to death in her Lake View Terrace home is being sought by homicide investigators in her killing, Los Angeles police said Friday. Joseph “Joey” Kushner, 36, was living with his grandmother, Armida Custodio, at the time of her death. He has not been seen since Monday, police said. Custodio’s body was discovered Wednesday night, when officers were called by family members to do a welfare check at her home in the […]

  • "Miracle baby" Noah Connally has undergone three heart surgeries. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Underwent 3 Heart Surgeries Faces New Hurdle

    Noah Connally, a “miracle baby” who has undergone three heart surgeries, is facing a new hurdle: he has difficulty eating, due to complications from his previous health issues. More details about Noah and his medical condition, as well as a fundraising page, are available at myhearbeatsfornoah.com. Rick Chambers reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on May 4, 2016.  

  • 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 […]