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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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    Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to Be Trump’s Choice for Defense Secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense, he announced Thursday in Cincinnati at the beginning of his post-election tour. “We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense. But we’re not announcing it until Monday so don’t tell anybody,” Trump said at his rally, adding later, “They say he’s the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have and it’s about time.” Mattis, 66, would join a […]

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    80 Wheelchairs Set to Be Donated to Disabled Children and Adults in Indonesia Stolen From Van Nuys Nonprofit

    A truck filled with wheelchairs destined for disabled children and adults in Indonesia was stolen from the warehouse the Van Nuys nonprofit sending them on Tuesday night. Click here to make a donation to the organization, Global Mobility. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 30, 2016.

  • Surveillance video caught a woman taking an African grey parrot from a small business in South Gate on Nov. 17, 2016.

    Woman Allegedly Steals Exotic Bird From Small Business in South Gate Then Gets Into An Uber Car

    A woman allegedly stole an exotic bird from a small business in South Gate Thursday, then got into the back of an Uber car that drove away from the scene. The incident was caught on surveilence video. “Max” an African grey parrot was taken from auto accessories store Xtreme Motors Sports, 10240 Atlantic Ave., about noon. The 1-year-old bird is a pet that is often at the store and not enclosed in a cage. A woman with short hair entered […]

  • Daniel Martinez is seen in a booking photo provided by Anaheim Police officials on Nov. 17, 2016.

    Day Care Worker in Anaheim Arrested in Connection With Sexually Assaulting 2 Girls: Police

    A day care worker in Anaheim was arrested Wednesday in connection with sexually assaulting at least two girls, police said. Daniel Martinez, 18, of Buena Park, is believed to have had “inappropriate sexual conduct” with two girls, 6 and 7, while working at a licensed facility in the 700 block of South Dale Avenue. Victims’ parents told KTLA the suspect worked at Magusa’s Family Child Care and Preschool.  Lauren Johnson, the mother of one of the victims, said her daughter was examined […]

  • Crews work to put out hot spots at a pallet yard fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Nearly 100 Firefighters Called to Battle Blaze at San Bernardino Pallet Yard

    A fire that broke out in a pallet yard in San Bernardino prompted a large response from firefighters Friday morning. The fire was reported about 3:58 a.m. at a pallet yard in the 1900 block of East Riverview Drive, according to a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Fire Department. A tweet by the Fire Department identified the business as Inland Pallets and stated that a nearby strip mall was also impacted by the blaze. At one point during the firefight, ammunition […]

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    Police Have ID’d Suspect Accused of Robbing 73-Year-Old Woman in Santa Ana CVS Parking Lot

    Santa Ana police are attempting to locate a man who allegedly robbed a 73-year-old woman in a CVS parking lot in August and was later seen using her stolen credit cards. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Matthew Vinnie Vuyna Salazar, 21, who was last known to reside in Moreno Valley, according to a statement released Thursday by the Santa Ana Police Department. After the Aug. 10 robbery garnered news media coverage, detectives received numerous tips on Salazar’s identity, including […]

  • Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs (C) reacts after Anthony Rizzo #44 (not pictured) hit a two-run home run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs Win 2016 World Series, End 108-Year Drought

    The billy goat curse is dead. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions at long last, winning their first Fall Classic in 108 years, defeating the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians were down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, but they got to closer Aroldis Chapman, tying things up with an RBI double from Brandon Guyer and a two-run home run from Rajai Davis. Chapman blew the […]

  • Lightning is shown over Jurupa Valley on Oct. 23, 2016. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Early-Season Storm Heading to SoCal Prompts Flash-Flood Watches

    An early-season storm moving into Southern California Thursday has prompted flash-flood watches for the region. Most of the rain is expected Friday morning, but light rain could begin Thursday evening. A “deep trough of low pressure” off the West Coast is bringing subtropical moisture north into Southern California, with remnant moisture from Hurricane Seymour off Baja California also being pulled north, according to the National Weather Service. A flash-flood watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning for […]

  • One person died in a high-speed crash in Upland on Oct. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Person Killed in High-Speed Upland Crash May Have Been Involved in Street Race

    A person who was killed in a high-speed crash in Upland may have been involved in a street race, witnesses said. The crash was reported about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of 8th Street and Euclid Avenue, and the victim’s SUV was left wrapped around a tree, said Lt. Alan Ansara of the Upland Police Department. The driver was apparently speeding, lost control of the vehicle and hit the tree, Ansara said. Alcohol may have also been a factor, Sgt. Marc […]