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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.


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    Mother Sues Target After Her Cashier Son Commits Suicide Following Alleged ‘Walk of Shame’

    A mother has sued Target, claiming her son’s July suicide was a result of his being forced to perform a handcuffed “walk of shame” through the Pasadena store where he worked as part of an alleged policy at the retail chain. Graham Gentles was a cashier at the Pasadena Target until July 15, when he was met by police and store security when arriving for work, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Jan. 22 by his mother, […]

  • Rita Lovato and her granddaughter Kendall Stillwell stand together at an event honoring those who used CPR to save lives on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    11-Year-Old Girl Who Performed CPR on Grandmother Among Those Honored at LAFD Event

    An 11-year-old girl who helped save her grandmother’s life by performing CPR was among several people who were honored by the Los Angeles Fire Department on Thursday. Kendall Stilwell teared up when recalling the moment she found her grandmother Rita Lovato not breathing and then called 911. “I felt really scared because I thought I was going to really lose my nana,” Kendall said. “I called 911, and I began to do CPR. It was a really scary moment.” “I […]

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    San Jacinto Police K9 Shot and Killed During Search for Wanted Felon

    A K9 with the San Jacinto Police Department was shot and killed Wednesday during a search for a wanted felon near Hemet. Officers received a call around 2:30 p.m. involving the search for an armed suspect in the area of Mayberry Avenue and San Jacinto Street in the county area of Hemet, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez. The SWAT team responded to the call, Martinez said. During one of their searches, 3-year-old “Sultan,” was shot by the […]

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    LAPD Officer Struck by Vehicle in Granada Hills; 3-Hour Manhunt Ends in Driver’s Arrest

    A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a vehicle in Granada Hills Thursday and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, prompting a three-hour manhunt for the driver who fled on foot, authorities said. The collision occurred in the 10900 block of Haskell Avenue (map) around noon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A narcotics officer was reported down, and there was an active search in the area for a “suspect,” LAPD Officer Jane Kim initially said. She later […]

  • Throngs of visitors travel down Disneyland's Main Street USA in this file photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Disneyland Measles: ‘Ideal’ Incubator for Major Outbreak

    It may have begun with a sneeze at Disneyland. The measles outbreak traced back to the Anaheim theme park could show us how far a sneeze can travel. Health officials in California and the nation are scrambling to contain the outbreak of this extremely contagious disease, which can lead to hospitalization and death. The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing. An infected person can sneeze, walk away, and the virus can continue to live in the air for two hours, […]

  • Pictures posted to social media by some partygoers showed teenagers wearing lingerie and bunny ears including the birthday girl, Olivia Lake. (Credit: KGTV via CNN)

    Dad Arrested for Throwing Alcohol-Fueled ‘Playboy’ Party for Underage Daughter

    A father was facing charges Wednesday in San Diego County after throwing a “Playboy Mansion” themed party for his daughter’s 18th birthday. As many as 200 people attended the party at the home dubbed “Liv’s Playboy Mansion” last Friday night, most of them underage, according to KGTV in San Diego. Pictures posted to social media by some partygoers showed teenagers wearing lingerie and bunny ears including the birthday girl, Olivia Lake. Deputies responding to complaints from neighbors found two unconscious, […]

  • CNN provided this photo of Shelby Swink, who gained worldwide attention for trashing her dress after her fiance called off their wedding in November 2014.

    Bride-to-Be Is ‘Free of All the Disappointment’ After Trashing Dress When Fiancé Calls Off Wedding

    A Tennessee woman has gained worldwide attention after turning her heartbreak into artwork when she teamed up with her would-be wedding photographer to capture the destruction of her gown. Shelby Swink planned to marry her fiancé in November 2014, when he suddenly called off the wedding. “My ex-fiancé kind of sat me down and told me he was contemplating calling off the wedding,” Swink told CNN. “The next day came and he sat me down and was like, you know, […]

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    Viral Video Showing Homeless Man Getting $100, Then Paying It Forward Was a Hoax, Says Brother

    A Southern California filmmaker and homeless man who appeared in a viral video were threatening a lawsuit after allegations surfaced that the whole thing was staged. Josh Paler Lin and Ken Thomas Nichol, both featured in the video, told KTLA in a joint interview Thursday night that they have already hired a lawyer. “We’ve got a lawyer on this, and we’re starting with a cease and desist order,” Nichol said. The controversy began after Josh Paler Lin, a self-described “social […]

  • Laugh Factory Hosts 35th Annual Christmas Dinner, Toy Giveaway

    The Laugh Factory hosted its 35th annual Christmas dinner and toy giveaway for the homeless and anyone else alone for the holiday. Rick Chambers reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 25, 2014.