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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
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    Mourners Hold Vigil Outside Recording Studio Where 2 Men Were Killed in Arson Blaze in Studio City

    Friends and family gathered outside the charred remains of Top Notch Recordings, nearly a week after two men were killed in an arson fire inside the Studio City business, to honor their lives on Friday. Devaughn Carter, 28, and 30-year-old Michael Pollard were burned alive and two others were left critically injured in the April 14 blaze inside the recording studio at 3779 Cahuenga Blvd. Efrem Zimbalist Demery, 28, has been charged with purposefully setting fire to the single-story building […]

  • Jeremy Sanchez is seen in an image provided by a former coach.

    Officials Arrest 16-Year-Old Believed to Be Boyfriend of Victim Found Along San Gabriel River Trail in South El Monte Area

    Authorities on Thursday arrested a 16-year-old boy believed to have been in a romantic relationship with another teenager whose body was found Wednesday night in the bushes of the San Gabriel River Trail in the South El Monte area. Investigators received a tip early Thursday that a friend of the victim, identified by the coroner’s office as 17-year-old Jeremy Sanchez, may have been involved in his death, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The unidentified […]

  • A video posted to Eileen Aquino's Facebook page on April 17, 2018 shows an encounter she has with a police officer.

    Video Shows West Covina Police Officer Grabbing Woman’s Cellphone, Cursing at Her During Traffic Stop

    West Covina police released dashcam video Wednesday of a traffic stop in which a woman recorded an officer trying to take her cellphone away and accused him of improper conduct. Eileen Aquino said she was stunned by the officer’s actions, which included cursing at her, and she is now drawing attention to the video in attempt to seek “justice.” The incident occurred on the morning of April 12 along Meadow Road near Garvey Avenue when Aquino and her husband, Chris […]

  • This photo was posted on Sandeep Thottapilly's Facebook page on Oct. 22, 2013.

    Body Found Near Where Valencia Family’s Van Might Have Crashed in NorCal: Sheriff’s Office

    Crews discovered the body of a woman near where a Valencia family’s van might have crashed in Northern California the week before, officials announced Friday. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office originally identified the body as a child at a news conference on Friday, but later said that the remains belonged to a female adult. The Thottapilly family—Sandeep, 42; his wife Soumya, 38; and their two children, 12-year-old Siddhant and 9-year-old Saachi—embarked on a trip to Portland, Oregon, in a 2016 Maroon […]

  • Gusty winds knocked down a large tree in El Sereno on April 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Without Power in L.A. Area as Powerful Winds Knock Down Trees

    About 15,000 customers were without power Thursday evening as powerful winds caused outages and downed trees, officials said. Crews were working to restore power in 19 neighborhoods, including Fairfax, Los Feliz, Exposition Park and Hyde Park, said Deborah Hong, a spokeswoman for the Department of Water and Power. “The high winds are causing the outages,” she said. Amy Bastman, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Fire Department, reminded the public to stay away from downed power lines and call 911 […]

  • Vehicles travel along the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine in 2015. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Powerful Winds, Rain and Snow Could Make Driving Difficult Through the Grapevine This Week

    Powerful wind, rain and even a little bit of snow could make traveling along the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine hazardous Thursday and Friday, forecasters said. Northerly winds with gusts up to 50 to 65 miles per hour are possible in the area through early Friday morning, said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. A high winds warning is in effect for the area through 1 a.m. Friday, he said. Forecasters had received reports of […]

  • A pedestrian is struck in a South L.A. intersection on April 11, 2018 where a vigil was being held for a bicyclist who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash the day before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Shows Car Hitting Pedestrian During Vigil for Cyclist Who Was Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon during a vigil for a bicyclist who had been fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver a day earlier at the same location in South L.A., video from the scene showed. Now the Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the drivers and vehicles involved in both hit-and-run crashes, and authorities say the vigil itself became violent and turned into an assault on an officer, which is also under investigation. Pedestrians and […]

  • West Covina City Council Considers Taking Action Against State ‘Sanctuary’ Law

    West Covina City Council members held a meeting about possibly taking action against California’s so-called “sanctuary” law. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 3, 2018.

  • Pasadena Police Investigate Violent Brawl Outside Bar After Dodgers Game

    Pasadena police are investigating a violent brawl that broke out outside a bar after the Dodgers home opener against the Giants on Thursday. The incident was caught on camera. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 30, 2018. Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the timing of the fight, which occurred after the game was finished.