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
  • Puppies are pictured after being rescued by firefighters during a blaze in Compton on June 27, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Firefighters Rescue Days-Old Puppies From Fire in Compton

    Firefighters rescued seven 13-day-old puppies from a fire at a yard in Compton Saturday morning, video showed. This video aired on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

  • The man sought in an L.A. Metro bus slashing attack is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Help Sought Identifying L.A. Metro Rider Suspected of Slashing Man’s Face With Box Cutter

    Detectives asked the public for help Thursday in identifying a Los Angeles Metro bus rider suspected of slashing another man’s face with a box cutter before exiting the bus and running away. The two men were involved in a verbal exchange as they boarded the bus about 6:15 a.m. on May 13, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. At some point during the exchange, one of the men took out what witnesses described as a box […]

  • Members of LAFD Camp 12 work a ridge off of The Old Road in the Newhall Pass in an attempt to halt the advice of a brush fire. (Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

    Calgrove Fire in Santa Clarita Burns 350 Acres; Evacuation Orders Affecting 1,000 People Lifted

    A third-alarm brush fire in Santa Clarita grew to 350 acres Wednesday, prompting freeway closures and the evacuation of about 1,000 people, and leaving at least one firefighter with minor injuries. The fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. at Calgrove Boulevard at the 5 Freeway (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was providing mutual aid. Dubbed the Calgrove Fire, the blaze was 5 to 10 acres as of 1:37 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department stated […]

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    Pregnant Woman Rescued From Fiery Crash by Caltrans Worker on 14 Fwy

    A Caltrans worker was rear ended Monday on the 14 Freeway by a pregnant woman who apparently fell asleep at the wheel. After the impact, the tractor driver jumped out of his vehicle, ran to the woman’s burning car, forced open the door and pulled her out. Rick Chambers reports from Lancaster for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

  • Los Angeles First A.M.E. Church planned to host a prayer vigil on June 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    First A.M.E. in Los Angeles Hosts All-Faith Prayer Vigil in Wake of South Carolina Shootings

    An all-faiths prayer vigil at Los Angeles’ First African Methodist Episcopal Church was held Thursday evening in response to the massacre at a black church in South Carolina. The “city-wide” event was held at 8 p.m. at First A.M.E. in the Adams-Normandie neighborhood at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., the church announced on its website. Temple Isaiah, a Jewish congregation in Century City, was also part of the event. “While the facts and other vital information about the incident are still being gathered and discovered, […]

  • Surveillance video showed the suspect sought in the armed hold-up of a Brinks truck in Inglewood in April 24. (Credit: FBI)

    Reward Offered in Armored Car Heist Caught on Video Outside Inglewood Bank

    A $20,000 reward was being offered Wednesday for information leading to the identity of the person or group responsible for a violent armored car robbery that occurred in April in the city of Inglewood. Rick Chambers reports from Inglewood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

  • L.A. County firefighters battled a fire in Industry on June 12, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Commercial Structure Burns in ‘Very Large’ Second-Alarm Fire in City of Industry

    Firefighters battling a “very large” second-alarm fire at a commercial structure in City of Industry on Friday evening. The call from a building at Valley Boulevard and Collwood Avenue came in at 5:15 p.m., a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Fifty-five firefighters were on scene in a defensive posture, having pulled out of the structure, fire Inspector Randall Wright said. The structure was a “manufacturing-type business,” he said, and authorities were pulling records to determine what kind […]

  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is seen in a video addressed to the police department posted on YouTube on June 11, 2015.

    Video by LAPD Chief Sparks Additional Controversy Following Police Commission’s Ruling on Ezell Ford Case

    After a controversial decision this week by the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission that a shooting by an officer did not conform with department policy, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck sought to reassure his troops. Standing on a balcony at his department’s downtown headquarters, with City Hall looming in the background, Beck recorded a 76-second video that was distributed to officers. He acknowledged the commissioners — “our bosses” — made a “tough decision” concerning last summer’s fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. […]

  • Surveillance images of an armed robbery suspect in Sherman Oaks. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Armed Robber Sought After Holding Up Woman in Driveway of Sherman Oaks Home

    Police were searching Wednesday for an armed robber who held up a woman at gunpoint in the driveway of her Sherman Oaks home. The robbery occurred at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at a home in the 4800 block of Katherine Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim told police that she was standing in her driveway when she was approached by a man armed with a handgun, the release stated. He pointed the […]