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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
  • South Pasadena Father of 5-Year-Old Boy Missing Since April Arrested on Suspicion of Murder: LASD

    The South Pasadena father of a missing 5-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since they left Disneyland together in April has been arrested on suspicion of killing him, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday. Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, was taken into custody in Las Vegas and booked at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Friday, according to a sheriff’s news release. He is being held on $10 million bail at the Clark County Detention Center. Andressian Sr. […]

  • 3-Year-Old Special Needs Student Goes Missing on School Bus in Rancho Cucamonga; Police Investigating

    A 3-year-old boy’s family is speaking out on Thursday after the special needs student went missing for four hours during a ride on a school bus in Rancho Cucamonga. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 22, 2017.

  • Deputies Arrest Man Seen Urinating at Sierra Madre Gold Line Station, Find Cache of Weapons in His Bag

    A man was arrested Wednesday after deputies saw him urinating in a planter and found him to be in possession of a cache of weapons at a Gold Line station in Pasadena. Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Goodine, of Union City, Georgia, was taken into custody after two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies noticed him urinating in a planter at the Sierra Madre Gold Line Station in Pasadena at about 9:20 a.m. He originally gave deputies a false name, but then he said his […]

  • 3 Teen Cadets Suspected of Stealing LAPD Patrol Vehicles May Have Also Impersonated Officers: Chief

    Three teen police cadets are in custody on suspicion of having stolen LAPD black-and-white patrol vehicles and they may have also impersonated police officers, Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. Investigators realized two cruisers were missing about 5 p.m. Wednesday, and immediately focused their suspicions on a 16-year-old female cadet assigned to 77th Street Division, Beck said. At 9:30 p.m., the two missing vehicles were located, being driven in tandem within the station’s patrol area. The drivers refused to pull over […]

  • Santa Clarita Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary

    Anne Whitman had little interest in her husband, John, when the two first met. But 75 years later, the couple was surrounded by family as they celebrated diamond anniversary in Santa Clarita. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 14, 2017.

  • SoCal Residents Enjoy Public Service, News Gathering Helicopter Displays at Santa Monica Airport

    Southern California residents traveled to the Santa Monica Airport on Saturday to view public service, medical evacuation and news gathering helicopter displays, including a display of KTLA’s Sky5 aircraft. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on June 10, 2017.

  • Police Standoff in Santa Monica After Man Barricades Himself, Attacks Family Inside Home

    A man barricaded himself and attacked two family members inside a Santa Monica home leading to a police standoff Friday night, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. Police were called to a home in the 200 block of 19th Street around 6:32 p.m. Two men broke into the home shortly before authorities arrived and the family was inside the home at the time of the break-in, police said. A father and son attempted to fight the men off after they entered […]

  • Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Blaze at Strip Mall in Valley Glen

    Los Angeles firefighters battled a fire at a strip mall in Valley Glen on Thursday night, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Ninety-five Firefighters arrived on the scene of the one story building fire in the 6800 block of North Woodman Avenue around 9:47 p.m. The roof of the building partially collapsed around 10 p.m. No injuries were reported, according to fire officials. The fire was extinguished around 11 p.m.

  • 2 Women Caught on Camera Stealing Car in Hollywood Hills Area; Police Investigating

    Two women were caught on a security footage stealing a car in the Hollywood Hills area and police are investigating the incident. The women are seen stealing a blue Scion vehicle from in front of a home on Woodrow Wilson Drive around 7:10 a.m. on May 16. Oakley Stevenson, the owner of the Scion, told KTLA the theft of her vehicle has left her shaken. “That was a key car, so actually needed to put a key in that car,” said Stevenson. “They […]