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
  • Brooklyn Smith says she was hit in the back of the head with a skateboard, punched and kicked repeatedly by a group of males in Venice Beach.

    Skateboarders Brutally Attack Teenage Girl, Her Boyfriend in Venice Beach

    A teenage girl and her boyfriend were injured after a group of male skateboarders viciously attacked and beat the couple up in Venice Beach, they said on Friday. Brooklyn Smith, 16, told KTLA the two were walking back to their vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when two males asked them where they were from. “Before we could even say anything, it was like ‘Oh, that’s her, that’s her,'” Brooklyn said. According to the teen, the two males had apparently recognized […]

  • The FBI said these photos show Victor Solis and Henry Solis crossing into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas, on March 14, 2015.

    Father of Fugitive Ex-LAPD Officer Charged After Allegedly Walking His Son Into Mexico

    A Lancaster man who allegedly drove his fugitive LAPD officer son to Texas and crossed into Mexico with him to help him escape prosecution for homicide appeared in federal court Thursday and was ordered held without bail. An FBI agent’s affidavit filed last week said Victor Manuel Solis drove his 27-year-old son Henry Solis, who is wanted in the March 13 fatal shooting of an Ontario man, to El Paso. New court documents charging the elder Solis allege the father actually took his […]

  • A family photo showed three Australian shepherds that  were found dead after likely being stung by bees from a hive in a neighbor's yard.

    Bees Believed to Have Killed 3 Dogs Found Dead at Santa Ana Home: Police

    Three dogs were believed to have been killed by bees at a home in Santa Ana on Wednesday, according to police. The police Animal Services Section was called to a home in the 2200 block of North Olive Street (map) about 3 p.m. with a report that three dogs were dead and might have been killed by bees, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said. Responding officers found three dead Australian shepherds at the home, according to […]

  • Several people were injured after a machete-wielding man ran through a New Orleans airport on March 20, 2015. (Credit: Rebecca Slomski)

    Machete-Wielding Suspect Dies After Attacking New Orleans Airport: Authorities

    The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said. The suspect, Richard White, 63, died Saturday after treatment for three bullet wounds he suffered when a sheriff’s lieutenant fired at him to halt the Friday night attack, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff Newell Normand said earlier that investigators hadn’t been able […]

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    Reservoir Renovation Project Creates Controversy in Silver Lake

    The LADWP has come under fire in recent days for major water wasting both in the streets of Eagle Rock and at a nearby reservoir. On Thursday, Silver Lake residents shared their concerns about what will happen when a renovation project gets underway at their reservoir. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, March 19, 2015.

  • Water flowed through streets near the Eagle Rock Reservoir on March 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LADWP Water Waste Is ‘Apparent Contradiction’ With Conservation Message: Councilman

    Thousands of gallons of water that gushed through the streets of Eagle Rock marked an “apparent contradiction” in the city’s conservation message and its maintenance practices, a Los Angeles city councilman said in a motion calling for an explanation Wednesday. Outraged over the loss of water that flowed from a pipe near the Eagle Rock Reservoir and into storm drains on Monday, Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion requiring LADWP to respond to the incident. Under the motion, the Department […]

  • Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a woman in her 50s in North Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in North Hollywood

    Police were searching for the driver of a white pickup truck who struck and killed a woman Friday night while she was crossing a residential street in North Hollywood. The crash occurred around 8:25 p.m. on Saticoy Street near Lemp Avenue, according to Sgt. Howard Choy with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, an unidentified woman in her 50s, was crossing southbound on Saticoy when she was hit, LAPD said in a news release. She was thrown 60 feet […]

  • Surveillance video from Monterey Park police showed a woman accused of stealing the bingo winners from an elderly woman.

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $250 in Bingo Winnings From Elderly Player

    A 53-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a purse containing the bingo winnings of an elderly woman at a senior center in Monterey Park. The 86-year-old victim had placed her $250 winnings in her purse and left it unattended on a table while she briefly walked over to tip the bingo caller, according to the Monterey Park Police Department. While the victim was away from her bag, surveillance footage showed another woman identified by police as Maricela Bracamontes […]

  • A photo showed an abandoned dog found without food or water inside a dog house that had been nail shut. (Credit: Ghetto Rescue Foundation)

    Frightened Dog Covered With Scars Found Trapped Inside Dog House That Was Nailed Shut in South L.A.

    A dog covered in scars was discovered Wednesday trapped inside a dog house that had been left in the street in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Florence. The dog was found near the corner of  83rd Street and Grand Avenue in a wooden dog house that had been nailed shut, according to the “Ghetto Rescue Foundation.” It appeared the animal had been locked in the dog house for days without food or water, the rescue organization said. Video showed […]