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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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    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.” […]

  • Alex Pierce, 13, (L) is seen in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page created on June 4, 2016.

    Boy in Coma After Near-Drowning at ‘End-of-Year’ Pool Party at Murrieta School

    A 13-year-old boy remained on life support Wednesday after a near-drowning incident during an “end-of-year” pool party at a Murrieta school last week. Alex Pierce was celebrating with members of the Dorothy McElhinney Middle School band and choir at the pool at Vista Murrieta High School on Friday when the incident occurred, according to a statement released Saturday by the Murrieta Unified School District. The event was chaperoned by parents, faculty volunteers and several high school student lifeguards, according to […]

  • An LAPD bomb squad member searches a car linked to the UCLA shooter found in Culver City on June 3, 2016. (Credit: Sky5)

    Gasoline Containers, Handgun Found in UCLA Shooter’s Car in Culver City

    Several containers of gasoline and a handgun were found in the trunk of a car linked to UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar that was located Friday afternoon in Culver City, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Friday. Police believe the containers were used to refuel the car during Sarkar’s drive from Minnesota, where he is suspected to have killed his wife, to UCLA, where he killed a former professor before committing suicide. Matt Blake, chief of detectives for LAPD, told reporters Friday evening […]

  • Patrol cars are seen after an active shooter was reported at UCLA on June 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    UCLA Gunman Was Former Ph.D Student Who Accused Victim of Stealing Computer Code

    The gunman who shot and killed a UCLA professor Wednesday has been identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former Ph.D student who had accused the victim of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else, according to the LAPD. Sarkar took his own life after killing William Klug, 39, in a small office in UCLA Engineering Building 4, sources confirmed. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Thursday did not identify the alleged shooter, although it did confirm the […]

  • Officers are seen clearing the hallways following a fatal shooting at UCLA on June 1, 2016. (Credit: Karaface via Twitter)

    2 Dead in Murder-Suicide in Engineering Building on UCLA Campus

    A shooting at UCLA Wednesday morning that prompted an hours-long tactical search was determined to be a murder-suicide, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said. He said many questions remain unanswered, but the campus is safe. Classes were canceled for the day and are expected to resume Thursday. No other injuries were reported at the school. The shooting occurred about 10 a.m. in a small office in the Engineering IV building where two men were found dead, Beck said. A firearm was recovered at the scene. Los […]

  • Pearl Pinson is seen in a photograph provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on May 26, 2016.

    Suspect in Bay Area Amber Alert Fatally Shot in Standoff in Solvang; Victim Still Missing

    After an Amber Alert was issued Thursday afternoon for a 15-year-old girl who was abducted the previous day and last seen in the Vallejo area bleeding and yelling for help, the suspect in her disappearance was fatally shot in a confrontation with authorities, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. A vehicle connected to 19-year-old Fernando Castro, identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Pearl Pinson, was spotted on the freeway near Los Alamos about 3:10 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman […]

  • Police investigate after a trash truck fatally struck a young boy in Newport Beach on May 25, 2016. (Credit: South Counties News)

    Young Boy Killed by Trash Truck in Newport Beach: Police

    An 8-year-old boy died after being struck by a trash truck in Newport Beach Wednesday afternoon, police said. The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. at East 15th Street and Fullerton Avenue, Newport Beach Police Department Lt. Randy Querry said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Querry. The lieutenant did not know if the truck was a municipal or private vehicle, but video from the scene showed the large vehicle stopped there was labeled CR&R Environmental Services, […]

  • A still from a video posted May 17, 2016, shows a woman beating a man's truck in Lancaster. (Credit: Monet Dansereau and Boogie Fressh)

    Lancaster Gas Station Worker Bashes Man’s Truck for Taking Too Long at Pump: Witness

    A gas station worker in Lancaster busted the tail lights of a man’s truck when she believed he had taken too long to move the pickup, according to a woman who recorded video of the incident, and the station’s manager said the worker was arrested. The altercation took place Tuesday afternoon at a Valero station at Fifth Street East and East Avenue K, Monet Dansereau told KTLA on Wednesday. In the 1 minute, 13 second video she recorded, a man is seen […]