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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
  • Warmer Weather Brings on Threat of Fires; LAFD Puts Out 5-Acre Brush Fire in Sunland

    Los Angeles firefighters extinguished a 5-acre brush fire in Sunland on Friday night as warmer weather in Southern California has increased the threat of fire. The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the scene of a quarter-acre fire in the 11000 block of North Alethea Drive around 6:41 p.m. No structures were threatened by the fire but it continued to grow until it reached a 5 acres, fire officials said. “Ultimately we ended up with about 5-acres involved,” said […]

  • 10-Year-Old Rancho Cucamonga Girl’s You Tube Magic Trick Goes Wrong When She Swallows a Quarter

    Morgan Renear, a 10-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, recently swallowed a quarter while trying to recreate a magic trick she saw on You Tube. The coin has been lodged in the girl’s intestine for the last 10 days. Renear is the daughter of KTLA edit coordinator Erin Renear. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 18, 2017.

  • ‘We’re Not Going to Stop Until We Find Him’: Manhunt for Suspect in Facebook Killing Goes National

    A man who allegedly killed an elderly father after he had enjoyed an Easter meal with his children — then posted a video of the killing on Facebook — is the subject of a nationwide manhunt, Cleveland police said Monday. Steve Stephens, 37, stands charged with Sunday’s aggravated murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, and police Chief Calvin Williams said law enforcement nationwide are on high alert. “This is what we would consider a national search for Steve,” Williams told reporters. […]

  • ‘One of Our Teachers Was Shot’: 911 Audio Released From North Park Elementary

    “We have an active shooter at North Park Elementary,” the caller says. “One of our teachers was shot.” Those are the first words a frantic woman told a 911 dispatcher Monday morning in San Bernardino. In audio recordings of the emergency call released by the San Bernardino Police Department on Friday morning, it’s clear those on campus knew the outline of what had happened inside Karen Smith’s classroom. When the dispatcher asks the caller for a description of the shooter, she responds […]

  • U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS Target in Afghanistan, Military Officials Say

    The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A MOAB is a 30-foot-long, 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition. President Donald Trump called it “another successful job” […]

  • Gunman in San Bernardino School Shooting Had Been Married to Slain Teacher Less Than 3 Months: Police

    A 53-year-old man who walked into a San Bernardino elementary school classroom and opened fire was targeting his estranged wife, the teacher, to whom he had only been married a few months, authorities said. Cedric Anderson walked onto campus at North Park Elementary under the guise of dropping something off for his wife but instead pulled out a large-caliber revolver and opened fire on her without saying a word, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Karen Smith, 53, […]

  • Riverside Police Seek to ID Man Who Punched Woman in Face After She Rejected His Sexual Advances

    Authorities on Friday were attempting to identify a man accused of striking a woman who rebuffed him after he had followed her and her friends for blocks to a Riverside parking garage. The incident began around 3 a.m. on March 12 when the man and his friend pursued the victim and her friends for about three blocks as they returned to their car, beginning in the 3600 block of Mission Inn Avenue, according to a Facebook post from the Riverside […]

  • Officials Seek Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Another Woman, Tried to Hit Victim With Car in West Hollywood

    West Hollywood officials are looking for a woman who allegedly robbed another woman then tried to hit the victim with her car late last month. Beverly Lewis, 63, allegedly stole the victim’s cellphone, phone case and credit card at the victim’s business on March 29, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a news release. Victim Laura Barrett said she and her husband were renovating their store on La Brea Avenue when Lewis came in and dropped her own […]

  • Police Arrest 54-Year-Old Man in Connection With UCLA Campus Assault

    University of California- Los Angeles police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. Babak Rahimzadeh, 54, is accused of grabbing the victim and sexually battering her last Friday near the third-floor restroom of the Public Affairs Building, according to the UCLA Police Department. Officers identified Rahimzadeh as a suspect Wednesday afternoon. Authorities tracked him to a home in Santa Monica and were able to convince Rahimzadeh over the phone to turn himself in, according to police. “He seemed […]