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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
  • SoCal Couple Leads Relief Effort for NorCal Fire Victims

    An Ontario couple with Bay Area roots were devastated watching the destruction wrought by unprecedented wildfires in Northern California this week, so they spearheaded a relief effort set to dispatch supplies on Friday. To get involved, visit the Facebook group SoCal To NorCal Fire Donations. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 11, 2017.

  • Residents gather for a vigil to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting in Santa Clarita on October 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Clarita Community Gathers to Honor Las Vegas Shooting Victims

    Crowds of people gathered in Santa Clarita on Wednesday to remember local victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on October 11, 2017.

  • A home in Anaheim Hills, seen on Oct. 10, 2017 was damaged during the Canyon Fire 2. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2: Most Evacuations Related to Blaze Lifted; Fire 40 Percent Contained

    A brush fire that destroyed several homes in the Anaheim Hills area Monday continued to grow overnight, prompting  officials to keep evacuation orders in place for thousands of Orange, Tustin and Anaheim residents for most of the day Tuesday. But by the evening, about 15,000 residents were allowed to return to their homes. The fire, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, has scorched about 8,000 acres and was 40 percent contained, authorities said Tuesday night. About 13 homes were destroyed and another 21 […]

  • Marilou Danley is shown in a photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

    Las Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend: ‘It Never Occurred to Me in Any Way Whatsoever That He Was Planning Violence’

    The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock says she saw no signs he was planning “something horrible,” and that she is “devastated” by the deaths and injuries he caused when he rained bullets down on an outdoor music concert. Marilou Danley, Paddock’s girlfriend, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through her attorney, Matt Lombard. Danley said Paddock “never said anything to me, or took any action that I was aware of, that I understood in any way to be a […]

  • Police cordon off an area of a hotel in Artesia to investigate a suspicious death on Sept. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead in Artesia Hotel

    A woman was found dead in an Artesia hotel Friday and homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances behind the suspicious incident, officials said. The incident was reported about 10:40 a.m. at the Artesia Inn and Suites, located at 16905 Pioneer Blvd., when a maid knocked on the door of a second-floor room and apparently found the woman dead inside. Hotel employees alerted law enforcement to the grisly discovery and the woman was pronounced dead by Los Angeles County fire officials. L.A. […]

  • Surveillance images released by Santa Ana police on Sept. 27, 2017, show a man wanted in a series of robberies in Santa Ana.

    Man Shot by Officers at Santa Ana Gas Station; He and Twin Are Suspects in Series of Violent Robberies: Police

    A pair of 48-year-old twins who officials believe are suspects in a crime series were followed by police to a gas station in Santa Ana, where one of them was shot by police. Officers aren’t yet sure whether the man shot in his lower torso at the Chevron station at the corner of Fairhaven and Grand avenues around 5:40 p.m. is Timothy Espinosa or his brother, Thomas, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Police beleive both the men […]

  • Left, a photo posted Aug. 14, 2017, and right, a still image from a video posted Sept. 26, 2017, to Edgar Verduzco's Instagram account.

    LAPD Officer Arrested in Fatal Freeway Crash Posted ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Video From Bar Hours Before Collision

    Hours before an off-duty Los Angeles police officer was involved in a possible DUI crash on the 605 Freeway that killed three people, an Instagram account belonging to the officer posted video from a bar, showing a beer in the background and a message warning about drinking and driving. The 10-second video features an animated avatar, wearing a Dodgers shirt, atop a bar counter. The cartoon character sits in a red car, honking the horn, with a message written underneath: […]

  • The scene of one crash at a La Habra intersection is seen here. (Credit: KTLA)

    Multiple Crashes at 1 La Habra Intersection Motivates Man to Start Facebook Page About Crashes, Encouraging Safe Driving

    A La Habra business owner caught multiple car crashes at one intersection on his surveillance footage, and all the wreckage has motivated him to start a Facebook page about local car crashes to encourage safe driving. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on September 21, 2017.

  • In this NOAA handout image, NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8 am EST on Sept. 8, 2017. (Credit: NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images)

    Hurricane Irma Strengthens to Category 5, Makes Landfall in Cuba

    Hurricane Irma tore through northern Cuba during its long, destructive march toward Florida, where it’s expected to bring catastrophic damage to parts of the state. The powerful Category 5 storm had maximum sustained winds of 160 mph when it made landfall on Cuba’s Camaguey Archipelago, the National Hurricane Center said late Friday. It edged closer to South Florida after killing 24 people in the Caribbean this week, and strengthened to a Category 5 storm in Cuba. Hours earlier Friday, it […]