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
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    Authorities Seek Home Burglars Caught on Video as Residential Theft Rises Across San Fernando Valley

    Crews of experienced criminals are banding together in the San Fernando Valley to commit home burglaries since they can reap financial gains with less punitive risk compared to other crimes, authorities told KTLA Friday. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 24, 2017.

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a photo on Feb. 10, 2017, of its officers arresting an unidentified foreign national the day before.

    Trump Administration Plan Clears Way for Possible Deportation of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

    New details about President Trump’s immigration crackdown have heightened fears among people in this country illegally, with some saying they are now preparing for the possibility of deportation. The Trump administration swept aside nearly all restrictions Tuesday on targeting for removal the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, a vast expansion of the federal government’s deportation priorities as the president pursues his promised crackdown on illegal immigration. In a pair of memos, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly instructed immigration officers to widen the […]

  • A road in the Sand Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley was flooded during a strong winter storm on Jan. 22, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Clarita Braces for Weekend Deluge Amid Mudslide Concerns

    A flash flood watch and high wind warning will go into effect in Santa Clarita early Friday morning, prompting residents to shore up their homes amid concerns mudslides could return due to the recent Sand Fire. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 16, 2017.

  • A rainstorm is expected to hit Southern California by Friday, possibly the strongest one yet of the season, according to forecasters. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Area Could Receive Up to 4 Inches of Rain as Possibly Strongest Storm of the Season Forecast to Hit SoCal Friday

    A strong storm, possibly “the most significant” one of the season so far, is barreling toward Southern California and is expected to bring heavy rain to the area Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Light to moderate rain will likely begin falling in the southwest part of California Thursday as a weakening cold front approaches, but the heaviest precipitation isn’t expected until the following day, forecasters said. “The Friday storm in particular could in fact become the strongest of […]

  • Authorities converge outside the Hollywood and Highland Metro station to investigate a suspicious package found on the tracks on Feb. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Metro Station Declared Safe After Suspicious Package Investigation

    The Hollywood and Highland Red Line station was cleared Friday afternoon after a suspicious package found on the tracks caused delays during rush hour, officials said. Sgt. Jose Aguirre with transit services said authorities received a call about 4:20 p.m., and the situation was called off just before 7 p.m. Responding officers found the suspicious package on the tracks of the train station, but it is unclear what the package contained. It was deemed safe by bombs squads, authorities said. […]

  • Ricardo Ruvalcaba suited up and scored for Arroyo Valley High School Monday night. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Bernardino High School Basketball Team Helps Special Needs Student End Season in Blaze of Glory

    When it looked certain the Arroyo Valley High School basketball team would lose its last game of the season, the coach and players decided to look at the score as an opportunity to give Ricardo Ruvalcaba, a special needs student, his time to shine. Hawks coach Brandon Mason said his team wanted Ruvalcaba, who usually worked as the team manager, to not only suit up for Monday’s game against San Gorgonio High School, but to play. “Senior night. Last home […]

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    Woman Claims Her Dog Was Recently Killed by Same Pit Bulls Implicated in Lincoln Heights Attack

    A woman who lives near the Lincoln Heights site where a man was mauled by dogs this week says she recognized the pit bulls as the same ones who had attacked and killed her Maltipoo Sunday. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 3, 2017.

  • Officials transport Valentin Herrera for treatment after he was critically injured by two dogs. (Credit: KTLA)

    74-Year-Old Man Critically Injured After Being Attacked by 2 Dogs in Lincoln Heights: LAPD

    A 74-year-old man walking his Pomeranian was severely injured after apparently being attacked by two pit bulls in Lincoln Heights Thursday evening, officials said. Valentin Herrera is expected to survive the attack, family said, but his 5-year-old Pomeranian Dodger was killed in the incident, which was reported about 5:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Park Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Witnesses and family told KTLA that Dodger had been walking off leash about 75 feet ahead of […]

  • William Cierzan, left, and his wife Linda Cierzan, right, are seen in a photo first published by The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

    Homicide Detectives Investigating Disappearance of Santa Clarita Man Missing Since Last Week

    Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in the disappearance of a 58-year-old Santa Clarita resident who hasn’t been seen in almost a week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. William Cierzan, who has been missing since Thursday, was last seen at the couple’s Santa Clarita residence. According to Linda Cierzan, the missing man’s wife, her husband had spent the day at home with their nephew. She last spoke with him around 4 p.m., after the nephew […]