Chambers, Stan

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Chambers, Stan Gender: M
Stanley Holroyd Chambers Jr.
born on 11 August 1923 at 08:50 (= 08:50 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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American television reporter who worked for KTLA in Los Angeles from 1947 to 2010. He earned several Emmy Awards, Golden Mike Awards, LA City and County Proclamations, an LA Press Club Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His career began shortly after KTLA became the first commercially licensed TV station in the western United States. His April 1949 on-scene 27½-hour report of the unsuccessful attempt to rescue Kathy Fiscus from an abandoned well in San Marino, California prompted the sale of hundreds of TV sets in the Los Angeles area. His report has been recognized as the first live coverage of a breaking news story.

In 1952, Chambers was involved in the first live telecast of an atomic bomb test at the Nevada Test Site. Among other stories he covered were the 1961 Bel Air fires, the 1963 Baldwin Hills Reservoir dam break, the 1971 Sylmar and 1994 Northridge earthquakes, the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr., the 1965 Watts Riots, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the Tate-LaBianca murders by the Manson Family, and the Hillside Strangler. Chambers broke the story on the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles Police Department officers.

Chambers retired on 11 August 2010 on his 87th birthday, marking 63 years as a reporter at KTLA. He died on 13 February 2015 at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (63 years)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)