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
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  • Authorities respond to a body discovered in the back of a U-Haul vehicle in Fullerton on Jan. 8, 2020. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Suspicious Death Investigation Underway After Human Remains Found in Back of U-Haul in Fullerton

    A suspicious death investigation is underway Wednesday after human remains were found in the back of a U-Haul in Fullerton, officials said. About 12:30 p.m., Fullerton police got a call about a possible body at a U-Haul storage facility at 2260 East Orangethrope Avenue. An investigation revealed that the U-Haul was rented, abandoned and recovered in the city of Anaheim, Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department said. Once it was brought to the Fullerton facility and unloaded, the […]

  • A vehicle plowed into an apartment building in Downey during a police pursuit on Dec. 30, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

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  • Detectives investigate the discovery of a woman's body in a lagoon in Malibu on Dec. 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Detectives Investigate Discovery of Woman’s Body in Malibu Lagoon

    Detectives launched an investigation Friday afternoon in Malibu, where the body of a woman was found in a lagoon along Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. The body was found just before 1 p.m.  along the 23000 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. Deputies responding to a report of a possible dead body pulled the woman from the water, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a written statement. She […]

  • Fans gather for the release of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Star Wars Fans Camp Out for ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Premier

    Fans camped out, some for days, ahead of Thursday night’s anticipated released of the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” drew massive crowds to movie theaters, many with lightsabers in-hand. Rick Chambers reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 19, 2019.

  • Surveillance video released by police shows a man armed with a gun robbing a Walgreens in Garden Grove on Dec. 13, 2019.

    5 Sought in Walgreens Armed Robbery After Ditching Car During Police Pursuit in Garden Grove

    Five people are on the run after robbing a Garden Grove Walgreens and leading law enforcement on a pursuit Friday morning, police said. At 4:10 a.m., five males with their faces covered entered the Walgreens located in the 12000 block of Euclid Street. One of the five — armed with a handgun — jumped over the pharmacy counter and took several bottles of codeine and other merchandise, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. Surveillance video […]

  • A still from surveillance video released by the LAPD on Dec. 11, 2019 shows the moment a victim is thrown from the hood of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash days earlier.

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  • Flooding caused by a broken water main shut down Woodman Avenue from Devonshire Street to Lassen Street in the Woodland Hills and Arleta area on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Stem Flow of Water Main Break Blocking Street in Mission Hills

    Crews were able to stop water flowing from a large line roughly 12 hours after it broke early Wednesday morning in Mission Hills, flooding residential streets in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood. The rupture occurred before 4 a.m. in a 72-inch-diameter trunk line, a major artery in the distribution system that delivers water between tanks and reservoirs to smaller water mains, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. The line had to be shut down slowly and steadily […]

  • Heavy clouds are seen above the downtown Los Angeles skyline on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: Apu Gomes / AFP / Getty Images)

    Traffic Delays, Flooding Expected as Heavy Rains Return to SoCal Wednesday

    Another round of widespread rain forecast to hit Southern California will likely jam traffic during the Wednesday morning commute and could cause flooding across Orange County and the Inland Empire, officials say. Light rain began falling in the Los Angeles area around 8 p.m. Tuesday as an atmospheric river carried tropical moisture in from the southwest. But the bulk of the storm will arrive Wednesday morning and afternoon, with a fast-moving cold front crossing the region from west to east, […]

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