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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 Warn of Increase in Crimes Involving Paintball Guns; Public’s Help Sought ID’ing Perpetrators

    Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on individuals who may be behind a recent increase in crimes involving paintball guns in South Los Angeles. Compressed-air guns normally reserved for use at a recreational paintball range are increasingly being used in robberies, aggravated assaults and vandalism, Los Angeles Police Capt. Lee Sands said in a Friday press conference. So far this year in the area policed by LAPD’s South Bureau, 68 people have been assaulted in attacks […]

  • Family of 15-Year-Old Newbury Park Boy Who Became Paralyzed After Mountain Biking Accident to Hold Fundraiser

    The family of a 15-year-old boy who became paralyzed after a mountain biking accident is hosting a fundraiser to help in the boy’s long recovery. The fundraiser will be held at Boney Mountain Tavern, 722 North Wendy Drive in Newbury Park, on Aug. 27. Triumph Foundation, a Santa Clarita-based organization, is helping Sam Audenino in his recovery. His family also set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.

  • Benjamin Whitten, left, and Jeryn Johnson, right, are seen in booking photos released by Murrieta police.

    Murrieta Sailor, Girlfriend Arrested on Suspicion of Torture After 5-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized in Grave Condition

    A U.S. Navy sailor father and his girlfriend face multiple possible charges, including torture, after an alleged case of child abuse in Murrieta left a 5-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, police said Wednesday. Police and fire personnel were dispatched to an emergency call at 24001 Verdun Lane shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a child in medical distress, according to a Murrieta Police Department news release. When first responders arrived, they located a 5-year-old boy with “severe” […]

  • Victims, Possible DUI Driver ID’d in Crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana That Killed 4

    Officials identified the three family members and a good Samaritan who were on the side of the 10 Freeway in Fontana with a broken-down car when they were killed on Friday. Two of the deceased were step-siblings Ailyan Miguel and Isaac Briseño, both 12, according to the California Highway Patrol. Their grandmother, 58-year-old Maria Luisa Rodriguez, was standing outside the family’s overheated Honda with the children at the time of the crash and was also killed. The children’s mother, Maria […]

  • At Least 2,100 Lightning Strikes Recorded in Southern California Since Monday

    Southern California will see more thunderstorms and muggy weather Thursday — the final day of a storm system that the National Weather Service said has already caused 2,100 lightning strikes and prompted numerous flash flood warnings. The thunderstorms will be limited mostly to deserts in the Inland Empire and surrounding mountains, said meteorologist Mark Moede. “The flash flood risk will certainly remain a concern today with the potential for flash flooding with any of the heavier and more persistent thunderstorm cells” in […]

  • Man Dangles From Ventura County Fair Bungee Jump Attraction 30 Minutes Before Being Rescued

    Firefighters rescued three people who got stuck Wednesday evening on a bungee-jump attraction at the Ventura County Fair, officials said. Shortly before 8 p.m. on the fair’s opening night, fire crews were called to the fairground, where a 19-year-old man had been dangling upside down 30 feet in the air for about half an hour, according to a dispatcher with the Ventura County Fire Department. Crews rescued him using a ladder. The two others were rescued from a basket between […]

  • Mountain Lion P-55 Makes Appearance in Newbury Park Backyard

    A Newbury Park homeowner was shocked to find out the rustling noises she heard in her backyard came from mountain lion P-55, one of the pumas in the region that is tracked and studied by the National Park Service. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 2, 2017.

  • Gardena Home Burglarized During Fumigation; Authorities Investigating

    Authorities are investigating on Friday after a home in Gardena was burglarized while being fumigated for termites. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 28, 2017.

  • Benjamin Ramirez, left, with his father, Alex Ramirez, right, serving food from their cart during a rally in Hollywood. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Hollywood Street Vendor Receives $1,000 in Donations After Viral Video of Man Overturning Cart Sparks Outrage

    Benjamin Ramirez smiled and spoke the only English he knew: “Thank you very much.” Looking at a group of news cameras and residents, Ramirez kept his smile as he received a check for $1,000 Thursday to help repair his wooden cart and replace the items he lost a week ago when a bearded man pushed his cart over, spilling ears of corn, fruit syrup and chips on a Hollywood street. Ramirez recorded the July 17 incident on his cellphone. The video […]