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
  • 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 […]

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    ‘Belligerent’ Passenger on Delta Flight Detained After Allegedly Assaulting Crew, Passengers

    Airport police and the FBI were investigating an alleged confrontation between a female passenger and others on board a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to LAX on Wednesday night. A female passenger on flight 17 allegedly assaulted members of the flight crew and passengers while the plane was in the air, according to Laura Eimiller with the FBI. The woman was detained after the plane landed at LAX and was being treated at a local hospital, Eimiller said. A statement […]

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    Family Members Share Rare, Private Memories of Stan Chambers

    Stan Chambers was not only a legendary news pioneer. There was another side to the kind and gentle man — that of loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

  • A woman angrily confronts couple outside their Hollywood Hills home.

    Hollywood Hills Couple Harassed by Unwanted, Potentially Dangerous Intruders

    A couple who lives in the hills near the Hollywood Sign told KTLA on Thursday that unwanted and potentially dangerous intruders keep showing up at their home. One woman was so angry she took a swing at their camera, the couple said, while another person broke into their home because he said he needed to do laundry. Rich Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    President Obama Proposes Military Force Against Islamic State Group

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. “strongest” in the fight, and that “ISIL is going to lose.” “Now, make no mistake, this is a difficult mission and it will remain difficult for some time,” he said during an afternoon press conference. But, he added, “Our coalition is on the offensive, ISIL is on […]

  • Two men and a woman were being sought in a series of residential burglaries in Santa Ana. (Credit: Santa Ana Police)

    2 Men, Woman Sought in Series Of Burglaries in Santa Ana

    Police in Santa Ana were asking for the public’s help Friday in identifying three people sought in a series of burglaries at the same apartment complex in the past week. All the burglaries occurred at a complex located at 31 MacArthur Crescent, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The trio entered the residential complex, burglarized residents’ vehicles in the parking area and stole residents’ mail by breaking the lock on the mail distribution slots, the […]

  • A SWAT truck responded at the site of a bank robbery that occurred in Corona on Feb. 4, 2015. (Credit: CasperNews)

    Suspected Corona Bank Robbery Pursuit Ends in Deadly Shooting in Chino

    A bank robbery in downtown Corona led to a police pursuit that ended in a fatal shooting in Chino late Wednesday afternoon. Aerial video from Sky5 showed several of police cars gathered at Pine and Euclid avenues, where a tarp appeared to have been placed over a body. A mini-van driven by a suspected bank robber had crashed into barriers in an area where the roadway was closed for construction, aerial video showed. There were multiple bullet holes in the van’s door. […]