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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    Trump Says He’s Trying to Bring A$AP Rocky Home After Rapper’s Arrest in Sweden

    Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky,” Trump tweeted from aboard Air Force One, where he said he had just spoken with Kanye West about Rocky’s […]

  • O.C. Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Massage Envy Clients, Raping Woman He Was Caregiver For

    A Mission Viejo man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple woman while working at a local Massage Envy and raping a senior citizen while serving as her caregiver, deputies said. Russell Bernardino, 43, has been a “licensed massage therapist” for about three years and has worked at several massage parlors, and investigators think he could have other victims, Orange County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. In the three cases he’s been tied to, he’s accused […]

  • Aaron Carreto, 10, of Compton, pictured before and after a fireworks accident that cost him one of his hands on his 10th birthday on July 6, 2019. (Credit: Carreto family)

    Compton Boy Fighting to Recover After Losing Hand to Firework on 10th Birthday

    Aaron Carreto was playing outside his Compton home on his birthday earlier this month when his life changed forever. Two neighbors tossed a lit homemade firework at the 10-year-old boy, which exploded, claiming the child’s left hand, his family said. After undergoing four operations, the young patient is still fighting to recover from injuries that also included burns to his face and stomach, older sister Adriana Carreto wrote on an online fundraising website. He initially lost all the fingers on […]

  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stand for a moment of silence before they play the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 12, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The entire Angels team wore #45 on their jersey to honor Skaggs who died on July 1. (Credit: John McCoy/Getty Images)

    Angels Pay Tribute to Pitcher Tyler Skaggs During Friday’s Game

    The Angels paid homage to the memory of late teammate Tyler Skaggs by taking the field Friday night at Angel Stadium wearing his name and number. All players donned red home jerseys emblazoned with Skaggs’ name and the number 45, which he wore with the Angels since 2014. The tribute to Skaggs was one of many by the Angels. They plastered his likeness around Angel Stadium, from “Tyler Skaggs, 1991-2019” signs on the LED ribbon boards to an image of […]

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers look to arrest an undocumented immigrant during an operation in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018, in New York City. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    ICE Plans to Deport Thousands of Immigrants in U.S. Illegally With Raids Starting Sunday in 10 Cities, Including L.A.

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official. The effort comes weeks after President Donald Trump had tweeted ICE’s plans to conduct the raids, then delayed the operation after additional details became public. The President, adamant on doubling down on illegal immigration, has repeatedly tweeted about an impending operation, a striking move given […]

  • Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Follows July 4th Ridgecrest Temblor, Becoming the ‘Mainshock’ in a Massive Swarm

    After a swarm of more than 1,400 earthquakes hit the Searles Valley region over the past two days, a magnitude 7.1 temblor — the biggest yet — struck Friday evening. The quake hit roughly 10 and a half miles from Ridgecrest at about 8:19 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reports. After previously downgrading the magnitude to 6.9, seismologists pushed it back up to the preliminary figure of 7.1. The epicenter was about 7 miles northwest of the 6.4 magnitude Fourth […]

  • Earthquake supplies, pictured on July 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials Urge Preparedness in Wake of Ridgecrest Quake

    After a magnitude-6.4 earthquake centered near Ridgecrest shook the ground and rattled nerves Thursday, officials are reminding southland residents to make sure their emergency kits and plans are ready for the next damaging quake. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 4, 2019.

  • Deputies respond to the Valley Inn in La Puente following reports of a shooting on July 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Wounded in 4th La Puente-Area Shooting in 6 Days

    One person was wounded in a shooting near an inn in an unincorporated area just outside La Puente Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies responded to the Valley Inn on the 13000 block of Valley Boulevard to find a person suffering from gunshot wounds, and transported him to a nearby hospital, Sgt. Hassan Itani said. His condition was unknown. Another person suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, and was also taken to a hospital, sheriff’s officials […]

  • A barber shop in Hawthorne is blocked off by crime tape after a shooting on June 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Hawthorne Barber Shop; Gunman Sought

    Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a barber shop in Hawthorne on Friday. The gunfire broke out just before 11 a.m. on the 14100 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, on the border with Gardena, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Video from the scene showed the location is En Effect Barber Shop, which sits in a strip mall at 14115 Crenshaw Blvd. Deputies who responded found one man with a […]

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