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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
  • Part of the sprawling Aliso Canyon natural gas facility is shown on Feb. 11, 2016, when Southern California Gas Co. said it had temporarily stopped the flow from a well that began leaking nearly four months earlier. (Credit: KTLA)

    Porter Ranch-Area Natural Gas Leak ‘Temporarily’ Stopped Nearly 4 Months After It Started

    Southern California Gas Co. has temporarily controlled the flow of gas from a leaking well north of Porter Ranch that prompted thousands of residents to leave their homes in the San Fernando Valley community. “For the first time in many, many months the community is able to breathe clean air,” said Paula Cracium, president of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council. The gas leak was first detected Oct. 23 in a natural gas storage field more than 8,000 feet below the […]

  • Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is seen leaving federal court on Feb. 10, 2016, after pleading guilty to lying to investigators. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Sheriff Baca Lied,’ US Attorney Says After Former Sheriff Agrees to Guilty Plea in Jail Scandal

    Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca plead guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators conducting a corruption and civil rights probe into the county jail system he once ran. Baca’s decision to plead guilty to willfully making false statements was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. “Today’s charge and plea agreement demonstrate that illegal behavior within the Sheriff’s Department went to the very top of the organization,” Decker said. “More importantly, this case illustrates that leaders […]

  • A photo of three passers-by who stopped to help Tomas Delamora after he was involved in a motorcycle crash on Feb. 7, 2015.

    Downey Crash Victim Reunited With Good Samaritans He Credits With Saving His Life

    A Downey man was reunited Friday with two of the three good Samaritans who stopped to help him after a violent freeway crash last year. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

  • A photo of three passers-by who stopped to help Tomas Delamora after he was involved in a motorcycle crash on Feb. 7, 2015.

    Motorcyclist Nearly Killed in 105 Freeway Crash Seeks Out Good Samaritans Who Came to His Aid

    It was one year ago this weekend that Tomas Delamora was involved in a crash on the 105 Freeway that cost him his left leg. But, without the assistance of three passers-by who stopped to help him, Tomas believes he may also have lost his life that day. Now, he`s trying to locate the woman and two men who were photographed at his side that day. Rick Chambers reports from Downey for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, […]

  • The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office provided this photo of Robert Durst after he was arrested in New Orleans on March 14, 2015, on a warrant out of Los Angeles County.

    Robert Durst Pleads Guilty to New Orleans Gun Charge, Becoming 1 Step Closer to Extradition to L.A.

    Robert Durst pleaded guilty to a gun charge in New Orleans Wednesday. The plea puts the millionaire real estate heir one step closer to facing a murder charge in Los Angeles. Durst pleaded guilty to one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm at a rearraignment hearing, according to Anna Christman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The weapons charge stems from his arrest last March at a New Orleans hotel, where investigators have said Durst had a […]

  • A vehicle landed on top of the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Lands on Top of Roof of Palos Verdes Estates Home’s Garage: Fire Department

    A driver lost control of his car and ended up landing on the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home’s garage, prompting an emergency response on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the home in the 500 block of Palos Verdes Drive West at 3:39 p.m., a Fire Department official told KTLA. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a dark Lexus sedan on top of the red-tiled roof. The male driver suffered some kind of medical condition that caused […]

  • A police officer stands outside the Bossy Dairy in San Bernardino, where the owner was fatally shot during an armed robbery on Jan. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Owner Shot, Killed in Armed Robbery at Dairy in San Bernardino

    “] A man believed to the owner of the Bossey Drive-In Dairy was shot and killed during an armed robbery by two men on Friday evening. Rick Chambers reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Jan. 29, 2016.

  • A gas meter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Customers Concerned Over Rising SoCal Gas Bills; Company Responds

    As Southern California Gas Co. works to stop a massive natural gas leak above Porter Ranch, the company’s customers elsewhere in the region have taken to social media to complain about their high bills. Residents in Huntington Beach have been posting on a community Facebook page about bills that have doubled, and in some cases climbed four, five or six times higher than what they say is normal. And Huntington Beach customers do not appear to be the only ones affected. […]

  • Authorities were investigating the deaths of two teenagers on Jan. 22, 2016, who were believed to have been killed by their uncle, Sheriff's officials said.

    Teenage Brothers Found Beaten to Death at Arcadia Home; Uncle Sought in Slayings

    A family dispute may have led to the slayings of two brothers found beaten to death Friday afternoon at a home in Arcadia. The bodies of two boys, ages 15 and 16 were found just after 12:45 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez with Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Both of the boys died from wounds inflicted by blunt force trauma, Hernandez said. The killer was believed to be the boys’ […]