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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
  • Man Fatally Shot in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    A 31-year-old man was fatally shot in Boyle Heights early Monday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The shooting was reported about 7 a.m. near the intersection of 8th and Fresno streets, Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA. Six shots were heard coming from a black Honda in the area and police found the victim next to his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Jose Fernando Arellano, of Bloomington, died at the scene, police said. Arellano was apparently visiting a […]

  • President Trump Stands By Unproven Wiretapping Claim During Merkel Visit

    President Donald Trump on Friday refused to disown claims, highlighted by his White House, that British intelligence tapped his phones following a request by President Barack Obama last year, risking a deepening rift with America’s key ally. Trump’s aides had earlier attempted to quell British anger over the claims, based on a Fox News report cited by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, in a briefing Thursday, by explaining the comment to the UK government. But in an awkward moment on […]

  • Supporters Call for Release of Pasadena Man Taken into Custody by ICE Agents

    A rally was held in Pasadena Thursday calling for the release of a man who was taken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last month. Carlos Ortiz’s daughter said her father doesn’t have a criminal record and wants answers from authorities. The issue of Pasadena becoming a sanctuary city will be discussed by the Pasadena City Council on March 27 and members of the public are welcome to attend, city spokesman William Boyer told KTLA. Rick Chambers reports for […]

  • ‘Christmas Miracle in March’: Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet to 8-Year-Old Corona Boy

    A waitress who found the wallet an 8-year-old boy accidentally left at a restaurant in Corona just before Christmas was finally able to return it this month after another encounter at the same eatery. Rick Chambers reports from Corona for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 15, 2017.

  • Gas Pumps at Encino Station Closed After Gasoline Mixup Shuts Down Vehicles

    Gas pumps at a Shell station in Encino are shut down after a water-gasoline mix shut down several vehicles, officials said. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 9, 2017.

  • Vigil Held for 64-Year-Old Man Killed in Hemet Hit-and-Run Crash

    A vigil was held Wednesday for a 64-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hemet the day before. The crash occurred about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Mayflower Street. The victim, identified by family members as Danny Silva, was walking along Florida Avenue when he was struck by a white SUV. The driver did not stop after the crash. He died about 20 minutes later. Family and friends gathered at the scene […]

  • Santa Ana Man Sets Home on Fire After Dispute With Ex-Spouse: Police

    A 35-year-old man is in custody Thursday night after he set a home on fire during a dispute with a resident he had recently divorced, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Thirty firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire at a home in the 1000 block of West Washington Avenue around 8 p.m. Police were called to the home moments before the fire started after reports of a dispute, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police […]

  • Boyle Heights Man in Critical Condition After Being Shocked by Live Wire

    A Boyle Heights man is in critical but stable condition on Thursday after he was shocked by an exposed live wire. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 2, 2017.

  • Video of Shark Being Reeled in at Huntington Beach Pier Sparks Investigation

    Video showing fishermen reeling in what appears to be a juvenile great white shark and pulling it onto the Huntington Beach Pier has prompted an investigation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, authorities said Monday. The video, which has received over 4,600 views on YouTube since it was posted Friday, shows anglers pulling a shark onto the pier as a crowd of people with cameras gathers to watch. Capturing a great white shark, which has been a protected […]