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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
  • 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 […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters surround a well that construction worker fell into in Bel-Air on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Worker Dies After Falling Some 50 Feet Into Well at Bel-Air Construction Site: LAFD

    A laborer who fell 50 feet into a well died at a construction site in Bel-Air Friday, authorities said. First responders were called to 908 Bel Air Road at 2:48 p.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The 27-year-old worker fell an estimated 50 feet into a sump well, believed to be 4 feet in diameter, Humphrey said. The man had toppled out of a basket from which he was being lowered and fell into an unknown depth of water, authorities […]

  • Authorities respond to a double stabbing in Diamond Bar on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Found Stabbed to Death in Diamond Bar; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    A man and woman found fatally stabbed in Diamond Bar Thursday morning had lived in the home where their bodies were discovered for a long time, a neighbor said. Few details were immediately provided about the double stabbing, which occurred in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane around 9:45 a.m., a sheriff’s news release stated. Homicide detectives were investigating. The block is residential and lined with large, single-family homes. A friend of the pair went to their home to check on […]

  • Smoke billows from a brush fire burning near homes in Lake View Terrace on Oct. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Knocked Down After Burning 62 Acres Above Lake View Terrace

    Amid a red-flag warning and unseasonable autumn heat, Los Angeles firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a brush fire that was initially described as threatening homes in Lake View Terrace. The blaze was reported in multiple 911 calls just after 2:30 p.m. at 11700 Terra Vista Way, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Just before 4 p.m., Scott said firefighters were gaining the upper hand. “We did hit this hard and fast, as we normally do,” Scott said. About […]

  • Firefighters work to extinguish a boat fire near Redondo Beach on Oct. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA Sky5)

    7 People Rescued in Separate Boating Incidents in Redondo Beach, Venice

    A total of seven people were rescued in separate boating mishaps Friday, one in Redondo Beach and one in Venice, officials said. Three people were rescued on Friday after a sailboat caught fire 11 miles off the coast of Redondo Beach, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard were arrived on the scene around 3:00 p.m. after receiving a mayday call. There, they found the 44-foot sailboat engulfed in flames. The boat’s engine caught fire and […]

  • David Juan Martinez is seen in an Oct. 13, 2016 photo posted on a GoFundMe fundraising page created by his daughter in law to help him retire.

    Family of North Hollywood Ice Cream Vendor Starts Fundraising Page to Help Him Retire After Violent Robbery

    The family of a 71-year-old ice cream vendor who was violently robbed Wednesday night has started a fundraising page to help him retire. David Juan Martinez was pushing his cart about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Lemp Avenue and Vanowen Street when two men stopped him. Because he doesn’t speak English, Martinez thought the men wanted ice cream, his daughter in law, Laura Rodriguez, told KTLA. Eventually, Martinez got a bad feeling and tried to push his cart around him […]

  • In a photo provided by his niece Bobby Antonelos is seen at right with his wife Vaso.

    Harbor City Hamburger Restaurant Owner Killed by Stray Bullet in Double Homicide: LAPD

    The owner of a longtime hamburger establishment in Harbor City was killed by stray bullets fired by a gunman who had successfully targeted another man inside the restaurant on Wednesday morning, police said. The shooter walked into Bob’s Hamburgers, in a strip mall at 1151 Pacific Coast Highway, and wordlessly fired on his intended victim, according to police on scene. The restaurant’s owner came out, was in the line of fire and was shot, Los Angeles Police Department Detective David Cortez said. The shooting occurred about […]

  • Airlines are canceling thousands of flights as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Florida. (Credit: Aaron Cooper/CNN)

    Thousands of Flights Canceled as Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Florida

    Airlines are canceling thousands of flights as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Florida. FlightAware, which tracks cancellations, reported almost 3,200 flights scrapped Thursday and Friday ahead of the monster storm. Miami International Airport said it expected most flights to be canceled by midday Thursday. Hundreds more were scrapped into and out of Orlando, and the Fort Lauderdale airport closed at 10:30 a.m. ET after the last plane out, a Southwest flight to Baltimore. American Airlines, which has a hub in […]