Folks, meet KTLA television news anchor, Stan Chambers.
To fully understand the scope and depth of his career, here's a little perspective. Paramount took their television station KTLA (originally known as W6XYZ) live on January 22, 1947 with a variety program hosted by Bob Hope. It became the first licensed station West of the Mississippi and broadcast to each and every one of the 350 TV sets in Los Angeles. Two months later, Chambers joined the station as their news anchor.
Oil refinery fire, 1951
Chambers has also seen, first hand, some of the not-so-wonderful changes in the news racket. With the introduction of CNN and the 24 hour news cycle, there has been a need for
crap more sensational and tabloid style content. I'm sure you know what I mean:
"WHAT'S IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR THAT CAN KILL YOU
- TODAY AT 5!"
"POPPY BRENNIGAN TAKES YOU LIVE INTO A MALE STRIP CLUB
- TONIGHT AT 11!"
But Chambers has stayed alert, detached, and professional; you know - a newsman.
And last night after 63 years and over 22,000 news stories, Stan Chambers signed off.
During a commercial break last night, Chambers smiles at his family off camera.
Chambers receives a kiss from wife, Gigi, yesterday.