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
  • Oliver Jones, 37, is seen in a photograph provided by his family. He was last seen at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    Disappearance of Colorado Father Last Seen in IE ‘Hard on All of Us,’ Brother Says

    The brother of a father of five who went missing nearly two weeks ago after shopping at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart said Friday his family is struggling with the situation but was happy with law enforcement efforts. Surveillance video captured images of 37-year-old Oliver Pareece Jones purchasing items at a Wal-Mart nearly two weeks ago. While the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department works the case, Oliver’s brother Jared Jones said the family has struggled with the agonizing search. “It really is hard on […]

  • Oliver Jones, 37, is seen in a photograph provided by his family. He was last seen at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    Father of Five Vanishes After Making Purchases at Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart

    Just days after being released from the hospital following a concussion, a Colorado father of five on a visit to Southern California vanished after making a stop at a Wal-Mart in Rancho Cucamonga. The last images of Oliver Pareece Jones were taken by a Wal-Mart surveillance camera, which showed the 37-year-old making purchases at the store on April 5. Family members said the divorced father was visiting Southern California with the intent of possibly relocating when he was mugged and […]

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    Residents at Community Meeting Oppose Plan to Bringing Zip Lining to Runyon Canyon

    A proposal to install a nearly 3,000 foot zip line in Runyon Canyon was met with opposition from most residents attending a community meeting Wednesday night. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, April, 15, 2015, More video:

  • A pug named "Dug" was recovering Thursday, one day after being bitten in the face by a rattlesnake while on a hike with its owner in Jurupa Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dog Bitten in the Face by a Rattlesnake in Jurupa Hills Expected to Survive

    A pug named “Dug” was recovering Thursday, one day after being bitten in the face by a rattlesnake while on a hike with its owner in Jurupa Hills. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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    J. Paul Getty’s Grandson Found Dead in Hollywood Hills Home; Recently Sought Restraining Order

    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, was found dead Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills. The LAPD would not disclose the identity of the victim, but Getty’s parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed the death of their son in a statement released by family spokesman Larry Kamer. “Andrew Getty, 47, died this afternoon at his home in Los Angeles,” the statement read. “The family has requested that members of the media and the public respect its […]

  • Chris Trokey, right, and Michael Shannon hugged when they reunited at a fundraising event on Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    OC Paramedic Helps Rescue Doctor Who Saved His Life as Baby; Pair Reunited

    Two men who helped save each others lives 30 years apart were reunited Sunday at a fundraiser for childhood cancer research. Exactly four years ago, on March 29, 2011, Dr. Michael Shannon was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when a semi-truck T-boned his SUV, pinning his vehicle underneath the truck as it caught fire. Firefighters from Paramedic Engine 29 were returning from another call and responded within minutes to the fiery crash. By the time they arrived, […]

  • Brooklyn Smith says she was hit in the back of the head with a skateboard, punched and kicked repeatedly by a group of males in Venice Beach.

    Skateboarders Brutally Attack Teenage Girl, Her Boyfriend in Venice Beach

    A teenage girl and her boyfriend were injured after a group of male skateboarders viciously attacked and beat the couple up in Venice Beach, they said on Friday. Brooklyn Smith, 16, told KTLA that she and Toyon Carlson were walking back to their vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when two males asked them where they were from. “Before we could even say anything, it was like ‘Oh, that’s her, that’s her,'” Brooklyn said. According to the teen, the two males […]

  • The FBI said these photos show Victor Solis and Henry Solis crossing into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas, on March 14, 2015.

    Father of Fugitive Ex-LAPD Officer Charged After Allegedly Walking His Son Into Mexico

    A Lancaster man who allegedly drove his fugitive LAPD officer son to Texas and crossed into Mexico with him to help him escape prosecution for homicide appeared in federal court Thursday and was ordered held without bail. An FBI agent’s affidavit filed last week said Victor Manuel Solis drove his 27-year-old son Henry Solis, who is wanted in the March 13 fatal shooting of an Ontario man, to El Paso. New court documents charging the elder Solis allege the father actually took his […]

  • A family photo showed three Australian shepherds that  were found dead after likely being stung by bees from a hive in a neighbor's yard.

    Bees Believed to Have Killed 3 Dogs Found Dead at Santa Ana Home: Police

    Three dogs were believed to have been killed by bees at a home in Santa Ana on Wednesday, according to police. The police Animal Services Section was called to a home in the 2200 block of North Olive Street (map) about 3 p.m. with a report that three dogs were dead and might have been killed by bees, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said. Responding officers found three dead Australian shepherds at the home, according to […]