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
  • A man and woman wanted in connection with battery on an autistic teen is seen in blurry photos released from the Newport Beach Police Department on Sept. 24, 2016.

    Public Help Sought in Identifying Newport Beach Couple Who Roughed Up Autistic Teen

    The Newport Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a couple who allegedly pushed and yelled at an autistic teen after he began taking photos of them. Officers responded to a battery report in the 1800 block of Balboa Boulevard on Sept. 17 just before 7:30p.m.  According to police, a 16-year-old autistic boy was sitting in the back of his mother’s parked car, taking pictures of the area with his iPad.  A man and woman passed by […]

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    300 Attend Benefit for Santa Clarita Police Officer Battling Cancer

    There was a huge demonstration of support in Santa Clarita Saturday for Officer Miriam Alvarado, a single mother of four battling cancer. Although a large number of people turned out, Alvarado’s GoFundMe is still short of meeting its goal. To donate, click here.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully smiles on the field before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    L.A. Dodgers, Fans Celebrate Vin Scully During ‘Appreciation Day’

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans celebrated iconic broadcaster Vin Scully on Friday during ‘Vin Scully Appreciation Day,’ which the team topped off with a win. The 88-year-old is hanging up his microphone this season after 67 years with the Dodgers. Glen Walker and Rick Chambers report for the KTLA 5 News at 5:30 on Sept. 23, 2016.  

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    Charlotte Police Shooting: Family Says Video Is Unclear on Reported Gun

    Relatives of Keith Lamont Scott, after watching two police videos, said they couldn’t say what was in his hands when he was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer. “It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands,” attorney Justin Bamberg said. The family wants police to immediately release the videos to the public, Bamberg said. But Charlotte-Mecklenberg police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters earlier Thursday that he’s not going […]

  • Albert Sierra is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department on Sept. 20, 2016.

    Suspect in Santa Ana Business Burglary Spree Arrested Following Traffic Stop: Police

    A transient wanted for burglarizing the Mexican Consulate twice, and several other Santa Ana businesses, was arrested late Wednesday following a traffic stop, police said. Albert Sierra, 32, was wanted for burglarizing at least a half dozen businesses around Santa Ana since June, with the most recent happening Sunday at the Mexican Consulate located at 2100 East Fourth Street, police said. About 8 p.m. Wednesday police in Santa Ana arrested Sierra when they initiated a traffic stop after officers saw […]

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    Family Sues Murrieta High School for Negligence Following Son’s Drowning Death

    The family of Alex Pierce, a 13-year-old from Murrieta who died in July following a drowning incident at Vista Murrieta High School’s pool, is suing the Murrieta Valley Unified School District for negligence. Rick Chambers reports from La Cañada Flintridge for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 15, 2016.

  • Parents voiced concerns about a new sex offender classroom volunteer policy in Fontana on Sept. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Outraged Over New School Policy Aimed at Sex Offender Classroom Volunteers

    Outraged parents in Fontana attended a school district meeting Wednesday night to voice their concerns about a new statewide policy that would have allowed sex offenders to volunteer in school classrooms. Rick Chambers reports from Fontana for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 14, 2016.

  • Sexual assault suspect Larry Montanez is seen in a booking photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Santa Ana Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of 3 Children at Daycare Center

    A man who lives at a daycare center in Santa Ana was arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes involving at least three young girls, police announced Friday. Larry Montanez, 63, was taken into custody Wednesday and booked for the sexual assault of three girls which allegedly took place at a home located in the 2100 block of south Cedar Street, which doubles as Anne’s Daycare, the Santa Ana Police Department reported. The three girls were under the age of […]

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    Dog Attacked With Acid Recovering at Palmdale Animal Hospital

    A chemically burned dog was recovering at a Palmdale animal hospital Friday after someone likely poured acid on his back, according to a rescue worker. Max, a two-year-old cane corso, was initially taken to a shelter in San Bernardino on Aug. 23 after being found with acid burns along his back and down his sides, said Cheryl Holbrook with Doggy Smiles Rescue in Lancaster. After being notified about Max, the rescue brought him in last week and then took him to Pets R Us […]