Stan Chambers, whose career at KTLA in Los Angeles started in 1947, died Friday at his house surrounded by his family.
“He will be remembered as a pioneer in the industry, and a pillar of the KTLA family,” said KTLA news director Jason Ball.
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chambers family,” KTLA president and GM Don Corsini said. “Stan was a brilliant journalist and one of the best in the business.”
Chambers worked on KTLA’s first daily newscast, launched in 1962. Over the next five decades, he would report on the biggest stories in Southern California, including the 1965 Watts riots, the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rodney King beating.
Chambers, who was as a dedicated family man, philanthropist and educator, continued to report for KTLA until his retirement on his 87th birthday, Aug. 11, 2010.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a portion of Sunset Boulevard and a building on the KTLA lot are named after him.
“He will be greatly missed,” Ball said.