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
  • Mattthew Fuentes, 12, of Aliso Viejo, pictured in an image provided by family.

    Aliso Viejo Boy Battling Rare Blood Disorder To Go Home From Hospital

    After five months in and out of the hospital following the unexpected diagnosis of a rare blood condition, a 12-year-old Aliso Viejo boy is preparing to return home. Matthew Fuentes learned in April, through a chance encounter with a family friend at a pizza parlor who happened to be a biologist, that he has aplastic anemia. After numerous transfusions and other treatments, and a successful bone marrow transplant, Fuentes was preparing Friday to leave Children’s Hospital in Orange County one […]

  • Mourners gather in Northridge on Sept. 12, 2019, for a vigil for student Michael Lertzman, 19, who was shot to death in a double-murder suicide at his family's home in Northridge on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    19-Year-Old College Student Killed in Northridge Murder-Suicide Remembered

    Mourners gathered Thursday to pay their respects to a 19-year-old Cal State University, Northridge sophomore who police said was fatally shot by his father, along with his mother, at the family’s home on Wednesday before the shooter turned the gun on himself. Michael Lertzman was killed in the double murder-suicide that took place about 9 a.m. in the 9600 block of Vanalden Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His mother, Sandra Lertzman, was also fatally shot. The gunman, […]

  • Phillip WIlliamson, 37, of Hesperia, pictured in a photo released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department on Aug. 31, 2019.

    Hesperia Fugitive Now Linked to 3 Killings, Arson, Robbery

    The manhunt continued Wednesday for an “armed and dangerous” Hesperia man who is now believed to be linked to three killings in Hesperia, as well as a robbery and an arson in Apple Valley, authorities said. Phillip Williamson, 37, has been linked to the Aug. 30 killing of a 35-year-old Victorville woman whose body was found in a car abandoned in the desert in Apple Valley, as well as the killings of a 37-year-old Hesperia woman and a 43-year-old Hesperia […]

  • Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health speaks at a news conference on Sept. 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Public Health Officials Investigating 1st Vaping-Associated Death in L.A. County

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating the first known death linked with vaping, officials announced Friday as they warned the public to avoid e-cigarettes while research continues. A total of 12 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury have been reported in L.A. County, and the death here is the fourth in the U.S. in the last two weeks, according to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the public health department. The announcement comes as health officials nationwide have […]

  • Firefighters beat back flames as they burned dangerously close to homes in Murrieta on Sept. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tenaja Fire: Evacuations Ordered in Murrieta as 2,000-Acre Blaze Threatens 2,000 Homes

    New evacuation orders were issued in Murrieta as a brush fire flared up on Thursday afternoon, burning dangerously close to some homes and threatening at least 2,000 residences in the area, officials said. The increase in fire activity came as winds whipped up the flames mid-afternoon, increasing the total acreage of the Tenaja Fire to just shy of 2,000 acres, according to Cal Fire Riverside. It was 10% contained as of 5:30 p.m. The new evacuation orders issued around 2 […]

  • Video Shows Man Seize Deputy‚Äôs Gun, Shoot at Her in Victorville; Suspect Is Among 2 Shot by Deputies Wednesday

    Officials shot and wounded a suspect who was caught on video seizing a deputy’s gun and firing at her in Victorville Wednesday. The incident in the 13000 block of Cabazon Court was one of two deputy shootings that ended in a suspect being hospitalized Wednesday morning. The second man shot, who had made suicidal statements, later died, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials. The deputy in the recorded brawl on Cabazon Court, Meagan Forsberg, was also hospitalized. But she […]

  • Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Credit: Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

    Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Died of Alcohol, Fentanyl and Oxycodone Intoxication, Choked on His Vomit

    The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee “may” be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old’s death from an accidental drug overdose. A Texas coroner said in a report made public Friday that Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area […]

  • Firefighters investigate the wreckage of a car that was demolished, killing the driver, after the vehicle crashed into a building in the Pico-Robertson area on Aug. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crash That Left 30-Year-Old Father Dead in Pico-Robertson Possibly Due to Street Racing or Road Rage: LAPD

    A 30-year-old father died Thursday morning when his vehicle slammed into a building in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood in what police said could have been a street racing or road rage-related incident. The crash happened just before 6 a.m. on Pico Boulevard near South Crest Drive. Los Angeles firefighters arrived quickly but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene The driver, Ernest Jordan, was on his way to work when the crash occurred, his father William Jordan told KTLA. The […]

  • A coyote with an object stuck in its mouth was caught on camera in Echo Park on Aug. 25, 2019. (Credit: George Scheideman)

    Echo Park Residents, Officials Try to Help Coyote Seen With Dog Toy Stuck in Mouth

    Officials and residents in Echo Park have been looking for a coyote seen scampering through their neighborhood over the past week with what appears to be a large dog toy stuck in its mouth. The coyote has been spotted, and caught on camera, with a large red object that resembled a rubber dog toy lodged in its mouth. “It broke my heart,” said neighbor George Scheideman, who shot video of the coyote trying to get a drink in his backyard. […]

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