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
  • The Real Fire burned in Southern Santa Barbara County on Oct. 17, 2019. (Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

    440-Acre Wildfire Forces Evacuations on Santa Barbara County Coast

    A wind-driven brush fire triggered evacuations after breaking out Thursday along the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County, authorities said. The flames had also shut down a stretch of the 101 Freeway after they first reported around 4:30 p.m. near the 12000 block of Calle Real, about 13 miles west of Goleta, according to county fire officials. The blaze, being dubbed the Real Fire, covered about 443 acres and was 20% contained Thursday night, fire officials said. #RealInc UPDATE: 443 […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene of a deadly police shooting in Van Nuys on Oct. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Wanted in Robbery, Homicide Fatally Shot by Police in Van Nuys: LAPD

    A suspect wanted on suspicion of a robbery and a homicide earlier this week was fatally shot by police in Van Nuys Wednesday morning, according to the LAPD. Undercover Los Angeles Police Department officers in plain clothes were conducting surveillance on the person, described only as a black male, in the area of Kester Avenue and Burbank Boulevard early Wednesday, Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. The location is on the border with Sherman Oaks. About 10:20 a.m., officers tried to take […]

  • Wind whips through the area as firefighters fight impending flames during the Saddleridge Fire in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

    Granada Hills and Porter Ranch Residents Lose Homes in Devastating Saddleridge Fire

    Several people lost their homes in the  Saddleridge Fire that continued to burn Friday through thousands of acres in the northern foothills of the San Fernando Valley. “We’ve lived through a lot of the evacuations in the past, but like I said, this is the worst that I’ve ever seen it,” said Navin Battu, who has lived in Porter Ranch for five years. Some burned homes in the communities of Granada Hills and Porter Ranch were reduced to rubble — […]

  • Flames and smoke rise from the Saddleridge Fire on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 16,000 Homes Evacuated as Saddleridge Fire Burns 11 Square Miles in San Fernando Valley

    Driven by winds, the massive Saddleridge Fire has burned through more than 7,500 acres and destroyed at least 31 structures in the northern San Fernando Valley, authorities said Friday. A man died of cardiac arrest as firefighters worked to put the growing flames moving west from where the fire started in Sylmar, authorities said. The brush fire was reported just after 9 p.m. Thursday near the Yarnell Road exit of the 210 Freeway, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Within […]

  • Firefighters battle a wildfire near homes in Sylmar on Oct. 10, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Saddleridge Fire Tears Through the San Fernando Valley Amid High Winds; Mandatory Evacuations Issued

    A brush fire ignited near homes in Sylmar late Thursday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations, authorities said.hopef The Saddleridge Fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. along the 210 Freeway, near Yarnell Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The flames consumed more than 4,600 acres by 3 a.m. Friday, burning uphill, fanned by heavy Santa Ana winds,” fire officials said. Firefighters had yet to establish any containment lines. An “unknown number” of homes were potentially in the path […]

  • A Southern California Edison lineman grounds a power line in La Habra. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    SCE Customers Brace for Possible Power Outages in Effort to Prevent Wildfires

    With nearly 500,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers already without power in Northern California Wednesday, residents in the southern part of the state have been told by Southern California Edison to brace for the possibility of widespread outages as well. As of Wednesday morning, SCE said it could cut electricity to more than 173,000 customers in the following communities in an effort to avert wildfires (see SoCal Edison’s website for maps and the latest updates): Los Angeles County (about 49,439 […]

  • Gavin Lux of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, celebrates his solo home run with teammate Joc Pederson in the eighth inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 3, 2019. (Credit: Harry How / Getty Images)

    NLDS Game 1: Dodgers Shut Out Washington Nationals, Winning 6-0

    Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on mistakes to beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Thursday night. Buehler struck out eight, walked three and retired his final seven batters after earning the start over veterans Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu, whose 2.32 ERA was lowest in the majors this season. “He set the tone for us,” Muncy […]

  • A man who stole a CHP vehicle during a wild pursuit in the Antelope Valley is surrenders to police west of Rosamond on Oct. 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Reckless DUI Suspect Surrenders After Stealing CHP Car in Northern Antelope Valley

    A reckless DUI suspect involved in a police chase in northern Antelope Valley stole a California Highway Patrol vehicle before surrendering to authorities Wednesday evening. The pursuit started about 5:07 p.m. in Palmdale, where deputies attempted to pull over a Kia Optima due to suspected reckless DUI, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said. The pursuit was cancelled due to safety concerns as the driver sped down the 14 Freeway , then reinitiated. The […]

  • A passenger is seen confronting an Alaska Airlines crew on a flight on Sept. 26, 2019 in a video shot by a fellow passenger.

    LAX-Bound Flight Forced to Land in Kansas City Due to Unruly Passenger

    An irate passenger caused an LAX-bound Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted to Kansas City on Thursday. A man wearing New York Jets gear is seen on video making a scene on the flight, which left from New York, confronting the crew because he had to wait in line to use the coach bathroom while the bathroom in first class was empty. Eventually, the plane was diverted to Kansas City, where police took the man into custody. Video footage from […]

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