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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.


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    Trump Agrees to FBI Investigation on Kavanaugh, Saying It Shouldn’t Last Longer Than a Week

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  • Greg Alyn Carlson is seen in a 2017 photo provided by the FBI.

    L.A. Fugitive Accused of Violent Sexual Assaults Added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    A suspect wanted in connection with multiple sexual assaults reported in Los Angeles has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, the agency said in a news release. A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. Greg Alyn Carlson, originally from the Washington, D.C. area, is charged with a 2017 burglary in L.A. that turned into a sexual assault against a female resident. Investigators have also linked Carlson through DNA evidence to sexual assaults […]

  • President Trump speaks at a news conference in New York on Sept. 26, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations ‘Big, Fat Con Job’ Ahead of Senate Hearing

    President Donald Trump worked to wrest his beleaguered Supreme Court nomination back from the brink on Wednesday, insisting during a lengthy and truculent news conference that allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were “all false to me.” At the same time, he frankly conceded his mind could be changed after watching a blockbuster Senate hearing set for Thursday morning, when one of Kavanaugh’s accusers will detail her claims before the Judiciary Committee and a national television audience. And in a stark moment, he admitted […]

  • Police Release New Footage of South L.A. Shootout That Left Homicide Suspect Dead, FBI Agent Wounded

    Los Angeles police on Friday shared footage showing a violent confrontation in South L.A. that left a homicide suspect dead and an FBI agent injured in August. Danny Valdez, 70, was fatally shot during a joint operation by LAPD and the FBI the morning of Aug. 7 at the Central Inn Motel in the Central-Alameda neighborhood. The federal agent hurt in the incident, whose name was not released, has been recovering after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the wrist, […]

  • The Santa Monica Pier is seen on Sept. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Investigation Underway After Man’s Body Found Under Santa Monica Pier

    A man was found with a blunt force injury underneath the Santa Monica Pier Thursday, promoting a homicide investigation, police said. The man’s body was discovered near the water line by a beach maintenance worker at about 6:40 a.m., and police responded to the area. “Officers immediately noticed that he appeared to suffer trauma to his head, consistent with some sort of blunt object that struck his head,” Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez told KTLA. The man was believed […]

  • Patricia Cascione is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 19, 2018.

    Woman Arrested After Allegedly Embezzling Funds From Girl Scouts in Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills Cancer Center

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  • Enrique Alberto Lazaro-Valencia, 29, of Moreno Valley, pictured in an undated photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

    Moreno Valley Man Sought Following Deadly Shooting in Perris

    Homicide detectives are looking for a Moreno Valley man they said shot and killed another man in Perris early Sunday. Enrique Alberto Lazaro- Valencia, 29, is considered “armed and dangerous,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement. He is suspected in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Arturo Angel, who was found shot to death about 1 a.m. at B Street and Red Maple Place in Perris, authorities said. Investigators identified Lazaro-Valencia as a suspect in the killing […]

  • A Google maps image shows the Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier.

    Person Dies by Suicide at Parking Lot of Whittier Hospital Medical Center: Police

    A person died by suicide at the parking lot of Whittier Hospital Medical Center on Sunday, officials said. The incident, which prompted police and deputies to respond to the scene, happened around 10:30 a.m., according to the Whittier Police Department. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department had urged the public to avoid the area due to a report of an armed person but noted that the situation had been contained. Earlier, the agency said a victim was receiving CPR. Authorities provided […]

  • CHP Cracks Down on Street Racing in Orange County

    California Highway Patrol officers were out in force to crack down on street racing in Orange County Friday night, a popular time for sideshows planned on social media. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 14, 2018.