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TV newsman Stan Chambers dies at 91

File photo: Anchor Stan Chambers attends the KTLA-CW receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Chambers passed away on Friday. He was 91.
File photo: Anchor Stan Chambers attends the KTLA-CW receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Chambers passed away on Friday. He was 91.
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Longtime TV reporter Stan Chambers, 91, died at his Holmby Hills home Friday morning, according to KTLA, the station that he made his professional home for more than 60 years.

The station reports:

Chambers passed away shortly after 10:30 a.m. at his Holmby Hills home surrounded by family, according to his daughter Mary Moro. He is survived by his wife Gigi, 11 children, 38 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chambers family,” ‎KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini said. “Stan was a brilliant journalist and one of the best in the business.”

During his 63 years with the station, Chambers covered more than 22,000 stories, ranging from floods and fires to the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

 

 

He's also recognized for covering on live television the attempted rescue of Kathy Fiscus, a 3-year-old girl who died after falling into a well in San Marino, in 1949. 

When Chambers retired from TV news in 2010, he spoke to KPCC :

"You don't know what's coming in the next minute," he said. "I think that's the beauty of our business. You respond and you get that exhilaration, and you get to the teletype and you make the phone calls and, next thing you know, you have a story."