Stan Chambers: Gentle giant of L.A. TV news

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KTLA-TV Los Angeles had only been on the air for months when Stan Chambers joined the station in December 1947 as a stagehand. He tried operations, sales and variety show hosting until he found his niche in the news department.

Some 63 years and 22,000-plus stories later, Chambers is announcing his retirement today, which also happens to be his 87th birthday.

It's an understatement to say that Chambers has been a fixture of L.A. TV news. Always a correspondent, never an anchor. He just loves being a reporter. I can relate.

Chambers is uniformly described by those who know him as kind and considerate — traits that are often lacking in bulldog reporter types. I have my own Stan Chambers story to offer up as evidence.

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