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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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  • Donald Trump accepted the GOP's nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    RNC Night 4: Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Pledges to Be ‘Voice’ for Working Americans

    Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster. Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a “voice” for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said. “My message […]

  • Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department tackled a pursuit suspect who tried to get away on foot after a chase from South L.A. to Hawthorne on July 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Tackles Pursuit Suspect After Chase on Surface Streets in Hawthorne

    A pursuit suspect was tackled after leading officers with the Los Angeles Police Department on a chase in a stolen car from South L.A. to Hawthorne Wednesday night. The pursuit began when authorities spotted the stolen vehicle near the intersection of West 52nd Street and South Western Avenue in the Vermont Square neighborhood at about 9:20 p.m., said Officer Liliana Preciado with the Police Department. The vehicle was reported stolen by the car’s owner, who told KTLA she knew the […]

  • Pablo Carlos Pineda is shown in a booking photo released by Santa Monica police on July 20, 2016.

    Suspect Arrested in Sex Assaults in Santa Monica, West L.A., Attack in Beverly Hills

    A man believed to have committed three sexual assaults that took place in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica has been arrested on suspicion of rape, police said Wednesday. Pablo Carlos Pineda, 32, was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park by the Santa Monica Police Department. He is suspected in Jan. 13 and Feb. 5 sex assaults in Santa Monica and a July 2 sex assault in West L.A., as well as a violent but non-sexual attack that occurred April […]

  • Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan react to a Turkish military tank in front of the Turkish Parliament July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Credit: Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

    42 People Killed, 754 Arrested Amid Military Uprising in Turkey

    As dawn broke in Turkey on Saturday, it remained unclear whether a military attempt to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. At least 42 people — mostly police officers — were killed in Ankara in a gunfire exchange with a helicopter near the parliament complex, Turkey’s NTV reported, citing the attorney general’s office. In Istanbul, a defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. “The government is in control,” […]

  • People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a vehicle drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. (Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises to 84, Including Children, After Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd in Nice, France

    The sun rose Friday morning on the Mediterranean city of Nice, and a city devastated by what appears to be the latest, horrifying terror attack on French soil. At least 84 have been reported dead after a truck careened through crowds on a seafront street, according to French media. Hundreds, if not thousands, were out on the streets, celebrating Bastille Day, France’s answer to July 4th, with fireworks and a beachfront concert. It was here, just after the last firework […]

  • The gunman in the Dallas ambush that left five officers dead has been identified as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. He is shown in a photo posted to Facebook and distributed by the CNN Wire.

    Dallas Sniper ID’d as Army Reservist Who Served in Afghanistan, Was Infuriated by Deaths of Black Men

    Micah Xavier Johnson was infuriated, he told police negotiators, by the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Authorities believe that rage led the reclusive former Army reservist to kill five Dallas police officers and wound seven others, as well as two civilians, and plunge a country reeling from this week’s police shootings of two black men deeper into shock and grief. Johnson, who was killed by a bomb-carrying police robot after failed negotiations, allegedly fired the shots […]

  • Alton Sterling, 37, was killed by police outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is shown in a photo posted to Facebook and distributed by CNN Wire.

    Alton Sterling Death: Second Video of Deadly Encounter, 911 Call Released

    A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents to keep their protests peaceful. The video, obtained by CNN, shows another angle and was recorded closer to the shooting by one of two white Baton Rouge police officers who were answering a 911 […]

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    Suspected ‘Knock-Knock’ Burglars Sought in Violent Duarte Home Invasion Arrested: LASD

    Three men were arrested and a fourth was identified in connection with a string of residential burglaries including a violent home invasion robbery in Duarte, the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department announced Wednesday. Rick Chambers reports from Duarte for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

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    Gunfire Heard in Background as Orlando Shooting Victim’s Last Moments Captured on Snapchat

    A 25-year-old woman’s Snapchat video captured the initial gunfire inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Amanda Alvear was at Pulse with a group of friends and on Snapchat when the gunshots erupted. She looks into the camera then looks away confused. That’s where the video ends. A friend, who Buzzfeed identified as Mykol Marte, posted that video to Facebook. “Found out thru snapchat my friend Amanda Alvear was there at Pulse last night,” Marte wrote. “Tried calling and texting and still haven’t gotten a reply.” […]