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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
  • Thieves Target Same Compton Gas Station Twice in 1 Week

    A woman pumping gas at a Chevron station in Compton was targeted by a group of thieves who took her phone before entering her vehicle — with her 2-year-old child still inside — to take her purse on Wednesday. Days before, someone had held up the store’s clerk and made off with cash and cigarettes. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 14, 2018.

  • Storm Blankets Big Bear in Snow

    The Big Bear area has turned into a winter wonderland after recent storms dropped a foot of snow, the mountain resorts said Friday. Video released by Big Bear Mountain Resort showed snow blanketing ski areas at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, as well as the town of Big Bear. For those driving up the mountain, chain restrictions may be in effect, and the resort advised checking road conditions with Caltrans. The National Weather Service said up to 15 inches of snow […]

  • Rain falls in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Storm Arrives in SoCal; Light to Moderate Showers Expected Through Thursday

    A storm arrived in Southern California overnight and is expected to bring light to moderate showers to the region through Thursday. Unlike last week’s powerful system, this midweek storm is only expected to bring a minimal threat of mudslides and debris flows to the Woolsey Fire burn areas, the National Weather Service stated. Drivers were still warned to be extra cautious on canyon roads and burn area residents were asked to pay attention to any changes in the forecast. At […]

  • The remains of house destroyed by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 15, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Residents Who Lost Homes in Woolsey Fire Join Lawsuit Against SoCal Edison

    A law firm is preparing a class-action suit against Southern California Edison for allegedly starting the Woolsey Fire, and several homeowners have already signed on. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 23, 2018.

  • Some canyon homes were left untouched amid the surrounding charred and blackened hillsides from the Woolsey Fire along Lobo Canyon Road in Agoura Hills, as seen on Nov. 15, 2018. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

    Woolsey Fire Reaches 100% Containment Hours Before Storm Moves In

    Firefighters reached full containment on the Woolsey Fire on Wednesday, just under two weeks after the deadly blaze broke out and hours before a weak rain storm was expected to move through the area and bring further threat to homes. The massive wildfire claimed three lives and consumed at least 1,640 structures grew to 151 square miles — nearly the size of metropolitan Denver — across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. It broke out the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 8, in […]

  • Video Shows Veteran Rush to Render Aid to Motorcyclist Following Shocking Crash in North Hills

    A shocking video captured outside a Marine veteran’s North Hills home shows him running to render aid to a motorcyclist who had just been involved in a violent crash that left him badly injured. The incident happened on Sunday on Lassen Street in North Hills. Surveillance footage shows a car turn left right into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. The impact  sent the rider flying about 80 feet, and if not for the quick action of a nearby veteran, […]

  • Family IDs 3rd Woolsey Fire Victim Found in Burnt Out Home Near Agoura Hills as Retired Physician

    The person whose body was uncovered Wednesday from the rubble of a home burned to its foundation in the Woolsey Fire south of Agoura Hills was identified by family members as a retired oncologist. Alfred Deciutiis, 73, chose not to leave his home in the 32000 block of Lobo Canyon Road, in an unincorporated area of the Santa Monica Mountains, where evacuation orders were issued for the area, according to loved ones who spoke with KTLA. Deciutiis’ home was destroyed after […]

  • Human remains were discovered on a property in Agoura Hills amid the destruction of the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body of 3rd Victim Linked to Woolsey Fire Discovered Near Agoura Hills; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

    The death toll linked to the devastating Woolsey Fire rose to three Wednesday after authorities confirmed the discovery of a fire victim inside a razed residence south of Agoura Hills. Cadaver dogs found the body among the rubble of a home burned to its foundation at about 6 a.m. in the 32000 block of Lobo Canyon Road, in an unincorporated area at the northwest edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Authorities responded to the residence […]

  • The Woolsey Fire burns in the Calabasas area on Nov. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woolsey Fire Explodes to 54 Square Miles, Threatens Tens of Thousands of Homes; Two Deaths Reported

    A wind-driven wildfire exploded in size to 35,000 acres as it raged out of control in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening tens of thousands of homes and spurring new evacuation orders Friday afternoon. Two fatalities were reported in Malibu that were possibly related to the Woolsey Fire Friday night, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Nani Cholakians said. The deaths were first discovered about 4:45 p.m. in the 33000 block of Mulholland Highway, Deputy Tony Moore of the […]