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
  • A facebook photo of Robert Limon and his wife, Sabrina pictured next to a photograph of Jonathan Michael Hearn.

    Redlands Firefighter Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Alleged Love-Triangle Slaying

    A married 35-year-old Helendale woman was arrested along with the 24-year-old Redlands firefighter with whom she was allegedly having an affair on suspicion of murder in the death of the woman’s husband, authorities said Wednesday. Robert Limon was found shot to death on Aug. 17 inside a BNSF Railway building at a Tehachapi storage yard where he worked. The 38-year-old railway employee had returned to the shop area sometime after 5 p.m. after working in the field that day, according […]

  • A vacuum truck exploded in Santa Paula on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, leaving several people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Injured When Vacuum Truck Explodes in Santa Paula Area

    More than three dozen people were injured Tuesday morning after a vacuum truck exploded at a wastewater disposal facility in the Santa Paula area, prompting evacuations and road closures in the surrounding area. The explosion occurred about 3:46 a.m. in the 800 block of Mission Rock Road (map), about half a mile southeast of the 126 Freeway, officials from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department said. “It sounded like a car was coming through my house,” said Mike Morin, […]

  • In 2001, a meteor from the Leonids streaks across the sky. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Leonid Meteor Shower Expected to Peak Late Monday

    The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Don’t get your hopes up too high, though. This year’s Leonids may not be as thrilling for sky watchers as it has been in the past. The 2014 version is expected to lack “any significant activity” with “long stretches when not a single Leonid will be seen,” according to Space.com. Still, forecasters expect that 10 to 15 meteors will move across the sky each […]

  • Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, sparking outrage and protests in Missouri. (Credit: CNN)

    Michael Brown’s Fatal Encounter With Officer in Ferguson Took Less Than 2 Minutes: Report

    The fatal encounter that ended with the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson was brief, lasting less than two minutes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot by Wilson, a white police officer, on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. His death led to months of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. A grand jury could decide at any moment whether to indict Wilson. The Post-Dispatch’s report came from interviews and analysis […]

  • Firefighters transport an injured water polo player to a waiting helicopter in Chino on Nov. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Polo Player Airlifted After Being Found at Bottom of Pool in Chino

    A water polo player was airlifted from Don Lugo High School in Chino after being found at the bottom of a pool Thursday evening, a fire official said. Alejandro Camacho of Nogales High School was playing in the third period of a CIF playoff game against Don Lugo when he suddenly sank to the bottom of the pool. “The other team had scored so we were lining up to keep going … when everybody noticed we were still down a […]

  • History could be made on Nov. 12, 2014, if a spacecraft lands on a comet. (Credit: European Space Agency)

    Rosetta Mission: History Made as Philae Probe Successfully Lands on Comet’s Surface

    The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday. It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet — but there was a hitch. Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to fix the spacecraft to the surface. They failed to fire and Philae is not firmly secure, ESA says. Philae lander manager Stephan Ulamec said the […]

  • Surviving Disaster: Man Attacked by a Bear Recounts His Amazing Story of Survival

    Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Surviving Disaster: By Land, Sea or Air; Tips for Surviving Animal Attacks

    Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Gavin Smith's remains were located on Oct. 26, more than 2 years after he went missing.

    Film Exec Gavin Smith’s Remains Found in Shallow Grave 2 Years After Mysterious Disappearance

    Homicide investigators on Thursday were awaiting the autopsy results of Gavin Smith, the missing Fox executive whose body was found and positively identified roughly two-and-a-half years after he mysteriously vanished. Smith’s remains were discovered by hikers on Oct. 26 in a rural area between Palmdale and Acton that was immediately adjacent to the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday night. Citing unnamed sources, the Los Angeles Times reported that the hikers discovered a shallow grave […]