Stan Chambers Honored With Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award

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Stan Chambers, who’s been at KTLA for 59 years, has been awarded the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. From the press release:

Chambers has been with the same station for 59 years, since KTLA went on the air in 1947. In that time he has covered more than 20,000 stories, at home and abroad in Poland, Rome and Moscow. Chambers broke the Rodney King beating story, for which he won the Peabody Award for significant and meritorious achievement. He has also won local Emmys, Golden Mikes, Press Club awards and the 1979 SPJ “Broadcaster of the Year” award.

Chambers has covered some of the biggest news stories of the past half century: Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Bel Air fire, the Kathy Fiscus well tragedy and the Manson family murders, to name a few.

And not only does Stan get an award, he gives out his own awards

FBLA salutes anyone who’s weathered that many lay-offs, changes of management, and logo designs.