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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
  • Surveillance video shows an attempted kidnapping that occurred in Glendale on Aug. 10, 2016.

    52-Year-Old Woman Suspected in Two Glendale Kidnapping Attempts Arrested: Police

    A 52-year-old woman suspected of trying to abduct two young children within a half-hour period in Glendale this week was arrested early Friday morning, police announced. Lisa Arnold was taken into custody about 2:30 a.m., the Glendale Police Department said in a news release. She was booked at the department shortly after 3:15 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records. Her bail was set at $300,000. Glendale police declined to release a booking photo of the suspect, citing the […]

  • The alleged thief using a 73-year-old's stolen credit card at Kohl's in Yorba Linda on Aug. 10, 2016. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Santa Ana Man Caught on Camera Robbing 73-Year-Old Woman in CVS Parking Lot; Police Investigating

    Santa Ana police are looking for an alleged thief who is using stolen credit cards on Thursday after robbing a 73-year-old woman in a CVS parking lot. The victim, identified as Patricia Gumper, arrived at the CVS Pharmacy on 3911 S. Bristol Street around 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday. A man driving a newer, white sedan with damage on the rear bumper parked next to her.  Over the course of several minutes he attempted to convince Gumper that he could repaint the scratches on […]

  • Armando Torreblanca Nunez is seen in a booking photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Police: Good Samaritans Thwart Man Who Intended to Kidnap, Sexually Assault 4-Year-Old Child in Santa Ana

    Two “good Samaritans” have been credited with stopping a 28-year-old man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 4-year-old with the intent to sexually assault the child, the Santa Ana Police Department said Thursday. The victim was with family members celebrating a birthday at Jerome Park in Santa Ana Wednesday evening. The boy had been playing on the playground with other children when, shortly after 8:15 p.m., the child’s mother lost sight of her son, a police news release stated. She called police, […]

  • This 1981 file photo shows John Hinckley Jr. escorted by police in Washington, DC, following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then US president Ronald Reagan. (Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Granted Release From Washington DC Mental Hospital

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, “full-time convalescent leave” from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but still under certain restrictions. Hinckley and his lawyers appeared in federal court in April 2015 and argued that he had been successfully rehabilitated from his illness and that he deserved a release. But prosecutors worried that his family, struggling to pay the bills […]

  • Donald Trump accepted the GOP's nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    RNC Night 4: Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Pledges to Be ‘Voice’ for Working Americans

    Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster. Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a “voice” for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said. “My message […]

  • Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department tackled a pursuit suspect who tried to get away on foot after a chase from South L.A. to Hawthorne on July 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Tackles Pursuit Suspect After Chase on Surface Streets in Hawthorne

    A pursuit suspect was tackled after leading officers with the Los Angeles Police Department on a chase in a stolen car from South L.A. to Hawthorne Wednesday night. The pursuit began when authorities spotted the stolen vehicle near the intersection of West 52nd Street and South Western Avenue in the Vermont Square neighborhood at about 9:20 p.m., said Officer Liliana Preciado with the Police Department. The vehicle was reported stolen by the car’s owner, who told KTLA she knew the […]

  • Pablo Carlos Pineda is shown in a booking photo released by Santa Monica police on July 20, 2016.

    Suspect Arrested in Sex Assaults in Santa Monica, West L.A., Attack in Beverly Hills

    A man believed to have committed three sexual assaults that took place in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica has been arrested on suspicion of rape, police said Wednesday. Pablo Carlos Pineda, 32, was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park by the Santa Monica Police Department. He is suspected in Jan. 13 and Feb. 5 sex assaults in Santa Monica and a July 2 sex assault in West L.A., as well as a violent but non-sexual attack that occurred April […]

  • Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan react to a Turkish military tank in front of the Turkish Parliament July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Credit: Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

    42 People Killed, 754 Arrested Amid Military Uprising in Turkey

    As dawn broke in Turkey on Saturday, it remained unclear whether a military attempt to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. At least 42 people — mostly police officers — were killed in Ankara in a gunfire exchange with a helicopter near the parliament complex, Turkey’s NTV reported, citing the attorney general’s office. In Istanbul, a defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. “The government is in control,” […]

  • People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a vehicle drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. (Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises to 84, Including Children, After Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd in Nice, France

    The sun rose Friday morning on the Mediterranean city of Nice, and a city devastated by what appears to be the latest, horrifying terror attack on French soil. At least 84 have been reported dead after a truck careened through crowds on a seafront street, according to French media. Hundreds, if not thousands, were out on the streets, celebrating Bastille Day, France’s answer to July 4th, with fireworks and a beachfront concert. It was here, just after the last firework […]