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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
  • ‘This is Not a Battle Between Different Faiths’: Trump Calls for Muslim Countries to Share ‘Burden’ in Terror Fight

    President Donald Trump looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech here on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a “battle between good and evil” as he urged Muslim-majority countries to redouble their counterterrorism efforts. “This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations,” Trump said. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of […]

  • Elon Musk Unveils 125 MPH Sled That Would Transport Cars Through Underground L.A. Tunnel in New Video

    Elon Musk released a new video on Saturday showcasing a 125 mph electric sled that would transport cars through an underground tunnel allowing drivers to travel from Westwood to the Los Angeles International Airport in five minutes. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 12, 2017.

  • Police Seek Thieves Caught on Video Using Master Key to Steal Mail at Pacoima Residential Community

    Two women and one man were caught on surveillance footage repeatedly breaking into residents’ mail boxes with a master key. The crimes occurred at Branford Village in Pacoima. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on May 11, 2017.

  • Anaheim Fire, Police Departments Join Forces to Get Ducks Flag to Honda Center Before Playoff Game

    The Anaheim police and fire departments joined forces to make a promotional video ahead of the Anaheim Ducks’ playoffs game against the Edmonton Oilers Friday. The Ducks beat the Canadian team 4 to 3. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 5, 2017. APD saves the day for @AnaheimDucks v @EdmontonOilers at @HondaCenter tonight @NBCSports #LetsGoDucks #PaintItOrange https://t.co/g1P3yxn6QU — Anaheim PD (@AnaheimPD) May 5, 2017 Watch @AnaheimDucks in game 5 against @EdmontonOilers tonight and see APD and […]

  • SUV Hits 3 People After Crashing Into Restaurant Patio in Long Beach

    Four people were injured, with one woman was trapped under an SUV, after the vehicle crashed into a restaurant patio in Long Beach on Thursday, according to the Long Beach Fire Department. Long Beach police officers were called to the scene of a collision around 3:36 p.m. at Los Potros Restaurant in the 1900 block of Pacific Coast Highway. There, they discovered that a silver Dodge Durango left the roadway, hit a palm tree and crashed into the restaurant patio where patrons […]

  • LAFD Battalion Chief, 55, Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency in Downtown L.A.

    A procession took place in Downtown L.A. on Friday afternoon for a Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief who died following a medical emergency. Jerome Boyd, 55, was driving near downtown shortly before 11 a.m. when he suffered the medical emergency, according to an LAFD news release. He was transported by an LAFD ambulance to California Hospital where he died. Video from Sky5 showed a traffic collision involving a Crown Victoria vehicle marked with a Los Angeles Fire Department emblem on […]

  • Valencia High School Jazz Choir Named No. 1 Program in Nation: Downbeat Magazine

    A vocal jazz program at Valencia High School has been named the No. 1 vocal jazz program in the nation by Downbeat Magazine and students in the program are now eligible for full scholarships to attend college. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 27, 2017.

  • Baseball Player at High School in Sherman Oaks Makes Sports Illustrated Cover

    Hunter Greene may still be a student at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks but his career is already hitting the big leagues — not only is he on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, but he’s been invited to the MLB draft as well. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 26, 2017.

  • Warmer Weather Brings on Threat of Fires; LAFD Puts Out 5-Acre Brush Fire in Sunland

    Los Angeles firefighters extinguished a 5-acre brush fire in Sunland on Friday night as warmer weather in Southern California has increased the threat of fire. The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the scene of a quarter-acre fire in the 11000 block of North Alethea Drive around 6:41 p.m. No structures were threatened by the fire but it continued to grow until it reached a 5 acres, fire officials said. “Ultimately we ended up with about 5-acres involved,” said […]