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
  • Flooding caused by a broken water main shut down Woodman Avenue from Devonshire Street to Lassen Street in the Woodland Hills and Arleta area on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Stem Flow of Water Main Break Blocking Street in Mission Hills

    Crews were able to stop water flowing from a large line roughly 12 hours after it broke early Wednesday morning in Mission Hills, flooding residential streets in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood. The rupture occurred before 4 a.m. in a 72-inch-diameter trunk line, a major artery in the distribution system that delivers water between tanks and reservoirs to smaller water mains, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. The line had to be shut down slowly and steadily […]

  • Heavy clouds are seen above the downtown Los Angeles skyline on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: Apu Gomes / AFP / Getty Images)

    Traffic Delays, Flooding Expected as Heavy Rains Return to SoCal Wednesday

    Another round of widespread rain forecast to hit Southern California will likely jam traffic during the Wednesday morning commute and could cause flooding across Orange County and the Inland Empire, officials say. Light rain began falling in the Los Angeles area around 8 p.m. Tuesday as an atmospheric river carried tropical moisture in from the southwest. But the bulk of the storm will arrive Wednesday morning and afternoon, with a fast-moving cold front crossing the region from west to east, […]

  • The scene of a fatal police shooting in El Monte on Dec. 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officers Shoot and Kill Man Armed With Blade in El Monte: LASD

    Officers shot and killed a man armed with a blade in El Monte Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. EL Monte Police Department officers responded to the 9800 block of Cortada Street at about 12:30 p.m. after someone called 911 and hung up,  authorities said. “Upon arrival, the officers were encountered by a suspect armed with a bladed weapon, at which point an officer involved shooting occurred,” the Sheriff’s Department said. The man […]

  • Los Angeles police respond to investigate a shooting that left am officer wounded in Boyle Heights on Nov. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Officer Wounded in Boyle Heights Shooting

    A 21-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of shooting and wounding a Los Angeles Police Department officer during a gunbattle in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday, authorities said. Officers from a gang unit approached the man while on patrol at about 7: 10 p.m. in the area of Malabar and Fickett streets. The man fired at an officer, wounding him in the arm, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said. The officer returned fire but the man […]

  • Snow falls on the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Snowy Conditions Causing Delays on Grapevine, Cajon Pass as Holiday Travelers Hit the Road

    Heavy snow falling in parts of Southern California Wednesday exacerbated delays for motorists on what’s expected to be the busiest time to hit the roads this Thanksgiving week. Snow will drop in areas with elevation levels as low as 4,000 to 2,500 feet Wednesday night through Thursday. It will likely trigger road closures during the holiday commute, forecasters warned. Most mountains will receive about 6 to 12 inches of snow through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The San […]

  • A Tesla believed to be linked to a hit-and-run was recovered in Harvard Heights on Nov. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tesla Recovered, Driver Sought After Pedestrian Critically Injured in Pico-Union Hit-and-Run: LAPD

    A Tesla believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian critically injured in the Pico-Union area was found on Friday, and now police are asking for help locating the driver. The male victim was struck while walking northbound in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Surveillance video showed the man crossing in an unmarked crosswalk when he was hit by a car speeding […]

  • Two of three cars involved in a fatal crash in Westminster on Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit: OC HAWK NEWS)

    3-Car Crash Leaves 2 Women Dead in Westminster

    Two people died after a three-car crash at Beach Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Westminster Thursday afternoon, authorities said. One victim died at the scene and a second was pronounced dead at a hospital following the 4 p.m. collision, Westminster Police Department officials said. An SUV was northbound on Beach Boulevard when it crossed into opposing traffic lanes and collided with a sedan, forcing the sedan into an iron fence, officials said. The two women killed were in the sedan. […]

  • Tramell Waller and Keena Spencer welcome the rain and hail falling in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Hail, Snow Hit Southern California After Weekend of Record Heat

    Just days after a weekend of record heat, hail hit Southern California on Wednesday. Locals reported hail across the region, from Culver City to downtown L.A., Pasadena and El Monte to Hemet and Redlands. The California Highway Patrol, which saw some hail in its Pico-Union station among others, reminded motorists to slow down and turn on their headlights. Temperatures could drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in mountain areas on Wednesday. Antelope Valley is expected to see similar conditions on Saturday. […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officers investigate a fatal stabbing at Grand Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Taxi Driver Stabbed to Death Outside Downtown L.A. Fast-Food Restaurant

    Police launched a homicide investigation after a taxi driver was stabbed to death by a customer in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, authorities said. The incident was first reported about 6 p.m. outside the restaurant at Cesar E. Chavez and Grand avenues, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. Firefighters first responded, then summoned police to the scene. The victim was initially described as a man in his 60s, […]

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