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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
  • A pursuit ended in Westchester on Jan. 18, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Wanted for Threatening People With an Ax Shot Dead by El Segundo Police After Pursuit Ends in Westchester

    A man wanted for threatening people with an ax was shot dead by police after a chase ended in Westchester Wednesday afternoon, according to an El Segundo police captain. No officers were hurt, and it’s still not clear exactly what led police to open fire. The incident began about 12:25 p.m., when police received multiple calls reporting a man approaching people on the street and threatening them with an ax or machete, Capt. Brian Evanski of the El Segundo Police Department said. “He […]

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    Authorities Search for Woman, Homeless Man Who Allegedly Kidnapped Her at Anaheim Motel

    A 33-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a woman at an Anaheim motel after killing another man who attempted to protect her was still at large Friday, police said. Detectives are still not sure what led up to the violent incident, nor have they determined a motive, but in a press conference held Friday Anaheim police and the deceased victim’s mother pleaded for members of the public with information on the crime to come forward. “He was my only son,” Linda Navarro […]

  • A photo from inside McCoy Station, a mid-mountain chalet, shows conditions at Mammoth on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: MMSA)

    After Week of Storms, Mammoth Mountain Has More Snow Than Any Other Ski Resort in the Country

    After more than a week of snow storms in the Sierra Nevada, Mammoth Mountain has more snow than another ski resort in the country. The popular mountain about five hours north of Los Angeles announced Wednesday that it had the deepest base of snow in North America after receiving 10 to 15 feet of snow since the previous Wednesday. Another foot of snow fell by Thursday morning. “It looks like the storm blows out on Friday and that means that Saturday could […]

  • Firefighters were responding to a home in Laurel Canyon for debris flow on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Part of Foundation Slides Down Hill, Home in Danger of Falling Onto Laurel Canyon Boulevard: LAFD

    After days of intermittent rain, a concrete balcony and foundation has fallen from a hillside home in the Hollywood Hills Wednesday, and a related road closure has prompted major traffic backups. Just before noon, the Los Angeles Fire Department was investigating the situation at 8189 Gould Ave., a home hanging over Laurel Canyon Boulevard, which was in turn shut down. A 9-yard-square concrete slab that formed part of the home’s foundation and its balcony slid down the hillside, and now there’s […]

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    $30,000 Worth of Equipment Stolen From Musician’s Garage in Long Beach

    About $30,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a musician’s garage in Long Beach Tuesday, and police are investigating. Dean Grech told KTLA that several guitars, amplifiers, PA systems and other items were taken from his garage while he was sleeping upstairs. “I was distraught, I mean, it was probably one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had,” Grech said about the discovery. “I didn’t hear anything, the guy was so quiet.” Surveillance video captured the suspect before he broke into the garage, […]

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    Car Possibly Linked to Missing NoHo Couple Found Off Side of San Luis Obispo County Cliff; Person and Dog Dead

    A car possibly linked to a missing North Hollywood couple that had gone on a trip to Big Sur before Christmas was found off a side of a cliff in San Luis Obispo County, and a person and a dog were found dead nearby, officials said Tuesday. California Highway Patrol officials responded to Highway 1 near Ragged Point about 3:30 p.m. after receiving a call from State Parks authorities. The car, described only as being tan, was found 325 feet over the side. The […]

  • Olivia Hannah Gonzalez and Brian Fernandez are shown in a photo released by LAPD on Dec. 29, 2016.

    North Hollywood Couple Missing After Weekend Getaway to Big Sur

    A North Hollywood couple has gone missing after traveling to Big Sur for a weekend trip, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Olivia Hannah Gonzalez, 20,  and Brian Fernandez, 21, were last seen on Dec. 23 when they left for their getaway in a 2002 four-door tan Honda Civic. The vehicle has a California license plate number of 5VUD295. The couple was expected to return on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, but their families have not heard from them, detectives said. “You […]

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    LAFD Battles Commercial Building Fire in Van Nuys

    Los Angeles firefighters battled a fire burning at an auto shop in Van Nuys on Wednesday night. The fire began burning through the roof of the two-story building in the 7800 block of N. Sepulveda Boulevard around 8:39 p.m. The building is home to two separate auto shop businesses, according to LAFD officials. The blaze began on the second floor of one of the businesses. “Our first units had fire through the roof and it looked like the whole building […]

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    Surveillance Video Shows San Bernardino Sex Shop Employees Fend Off Alleged Armed Robber

    Two San Bernardino sex shop employees say they fought off a would-be armed robber by shouting profanities and hurling sex toys at him. Rick Chambers reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 15, 2016.