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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
  • Two Anaheim men charged with conspiring to provide material support for ISIS appeared in a Santa Ana federal courtroom on May 22, 2015. Nader Elhuzayel is at left and Muhanad Badawi is at right. (Credit: Bill Robles)

    2 Anaheim Men Charged With Supporting ISIS Wanted to Die As Martyrs: DOJ

    Two men arrested in Southern California and charged with conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist group Islamic State had expressed a desire to die as martyrs, authorities said Friday. Muhanad Badawi, 24, and Nader Elhuzayel, 24, both of Anaheim, were arrested by FBI special agents Thursday evening, the U.S. Department of Justice stated in a news release. Badawi and Elhuzayel used social media to discuss ISIL and terrorist attacks, expressed a desire to die as martyrs and made arrangements for […]

  • A photo of Osmani Leyva posted on his Twitter account.

    Vigil Held for Temecula Student Who Allegedly Fell From Second Story During Class Experiment

    About one hundred students gathered Thursday night at a vigil for Osmani Leyva, a junior at Temecula Valley High School who was badly injured in a fall while allegedly performing a class project while blindfolded. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

  • Rolling Stone's fan showed off her wrist band for a special concert in Hollywood on May 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lucky Fans Line Up for Surprise Rolling Stones Concert in Hollywood

    The last time the Rolling Stones played a little L.A. club, it was the 700-capacity Echoplex in Echo Park. Now they’ve moved up to the bright lights of Hollywood — keep an eye on these guys; it looks like they’re going places. On Wednesday, the band confirmed what many L.A. fans and outlets had long suspected about its upcoming tour schedule. It will, indeed, play a previously unannounced show somewhere in Hollywood tonight. Reps for the band declined to comment […]

  • Bryn Stow is seen speaking to students at an anti-bullying rally in the Bay Area on May 15, 2015. (Credit: KSBW)

    Bryan Stow Speaks at Anti-Bullying Rally Years After Severe Beating at Dodger Stadium

    Bryan Stow – a Giants fan who was severely beaten at Dodger Stadium in 2011 – spoke to a group of students at an anti-bullying rally on Friday. Rick Chambers reports from the newsroom for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

  • Beverly Grove woman videotapes opossum living in her laundry room.

    Beverly Grove Woman Takes on Stubborn Opossum Found Living in Her Laundry Room

    A woman in Beverly Grove had quite a battle on her hands this week as she faced off with a stubborn and potentially dangerous intruder that had taken up residence in a closet in her laundry room. While trying to get the opossum to leave, Tara McVicar, made a remarkable discovery that changed everything. She posted video of the full encounter on YouTube. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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    One Killed When Big Rig Crosses Center Divider on 57 Freeway in Fullerton

    At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that shut down several lanes on the 57 Freeway in Fullerton on Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash was reported around 7:08 p.m., according to the Fullerton Fire Department. A driver of a big rig that was hauling a forklift lost control of the truck after blowing a tire in the southbound lanes, according to CHP Officer Florentino Olivera. The truck swerved and struck a car […]

  • A woman lies on the ground at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro as LAPD officer tends to her wounds and another woman talks to him on May 13, 2015. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    Woman Wounded in Shooting at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

    A woman was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a public park in San Pedro, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, which is run by the city of Los Angeles, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not known, Eisenman said. A witness told police that after the shooting, four men fled the scene in a vehicle, Eisenman said.

  • KTLA viewer Teresa Eimers sent in this photo of a bear in the snow in Crestline on May 8, 2015.

    Spring Storm Brings Rain, Snow to Parched Southern California

    A spring storm began moving out of Southern California on Friday evening, after bringing rain and snow that slowed the morning commute and prompted the closure of some mountain-area schools. Showers and thunderstorms were expected in the region through Friday night due to a cold and unstable air mass that may linger over the San Gabriel Mountains into early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said. In the San Bernardino Mountains, the inclement weather led to the cancellation of Friday classes at […]

  • Large waves were expected at south-facing beaches the weekend of March 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Very Dangerous Swimming Conditions’ Expected at L.A. Beaches

    “Very dangerous swimming conditions” with “powerful” rip currents and 10-foot waves were expected at several Los Angeles County beaches through Tuesday night, according to a high surf advisory from the National Weather Service. Five- to 8-foot surf, with local sets up to 10 feet, were expected at south facing beaches across the county, including at Malibu, Zuma and Palos Verdes, the weather service reported. “Beachgoers can expect powerful rip currents and longshore currents, as well as some beach erosion during high tides,” the […]