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Kimberly Cheng is a general assignment reporter for KTLA 5 News.

She joined KTLA in May 2013. An L.A. native, Kimberly is proud to tell stories that affect her hometown.

Prior to joining KTLA, Kimberly was a fill-in anchor, reporter and multimedia journalist at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.

Kimberly also worked at the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, California. She has worn several hats: anchor, producer, reporter and red carpet host.

Fight on! Kimberly is a proud graduate from the University of Southern California where she earned a double-degree in broadcast journalism and political science.

Kimberly’s professional background stretches beyond news. After graduating from USC, she worked for a prominent residential and commercial real estate developer. She also worked in commercial video production for one of the world’s largest automakers.

Kimberly is Cambodian-Chinese-American. Her parents and siblings came to the U.S. as refugees. They were forced to escape their homeland after years of torture and genocide under the Pol Pot regime. Without speaking a word of English and without a dime, her family started over. Her parents opened a donut shop in Los Angeles, which they ran for decades. Kimberly’s first job was serving coffee and donuts.

She has said her family’s struggles are what motivate her to succeed.

In her free time, Kimberly likes to stay active. Her hobbies include hiking, biking along the beach, dancing and singing.

Recent Articles
  • Surveillance video shows an alleged burglar trying to escape from a secure area at a cellular store in Pomona.

    Caught on Video: Alleged Burglar Becomes Trapped Inside Pomona Cellular Store

    Surveillance video shows a man trapped inside the secure area of a cellular store in Pomona after allegedly breaking into the establishment on Wednesday. The incident occurred at a Boost Mobile Store by 20/20 Mobile, where the suspected burglar entered through an air-conditioning duct and triggered an alarm, said Miguel Ceja, an owner of the business. Not yet open to the public, the location was not stocked with merchandise at the time. The intruder apparently made such a realization before running […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released this sketch of the male sought in the sexual assault of an "elderly" woman in Northridge on Oct. 1, 2015.

    Male Sought After Sexually Assaulting Woman in Her 60s in Northridge Home-Invasion

    Police were searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman during a home-invasion in the Northridge area, LAPD said Thursday. The incident began around 1 a.m. Wednesday when the male entered the victim’s residence in the 18600 block of Vintage Street, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. A neighbor told KTLA the man got into the house through a door or window that had been left open. He then proceeded to sexually assault the victim, police […]

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    Increase in Bear Activity in Monrovia Neighborhood Has Residents on Alert

    It was not uncommon to see a bear wandering through a neighborhood in Monrovia, but on Wednesday residents said in recent weeks the sightings had become a daily event. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10. Correction: The video embedded above incorrectly identifies neighbor Peter Paul in a lower-third banner.

  • A 3-year-old girl was mauled by a coyote while playing with her family at a playground in Elysian Park earlier this month. (Credit: KTLA)

    Visitors to Elysian Park Warned After 3-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten in the Neck by Coyote

    A 3-year-old girl was mauled by a coyote while playing with her family at a playground in Elysian Park earlier this month, authorities said Tuesday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.  

  • A controversial play during a Lakewood High School football game triggered a locker room brawl between parents and players. (Credit: Gazettes Sports)

    Brawl Erupts Between Players and Parents After Controversial Play at Lakewood High School Football Game

    A controversial play during a high school football game triggered a locker room brawl between parents and players after the final whistle blew. Video of the game is courtesy Gazettes Sports/Gazette Newspapers. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

  • A group is seen in a photo taken before the first rappel of Keyhole Canyon on Monday, September 14, 2015. Photographed from left to right: Gary Favela, Don Teichner, Muku Reynolds, Steve Arthur, Linda Arthur, Robin Brum, and Mark MacKenzie. The image was distributed by the National Park Service.

    SoCal Hikers Killed in Zion National Park Flash Flood While Canyoneering

    Six of the seven victims of a flash flood in Zion National Park in Utah are from Southern California, including a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy, officials said. The group was caught in a rainstorm while canyoneering Monday afternoon in Keyhole Canyon and disappeared, the National Park Service said in a statement. Searchers found the bodies the following days; the final victim was found Thursday. They were identified as Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Arthur, 58, and his wife, Linda Arthur, […]

  • Silvia Salazar is shown in a photo provided by her friend, Dolinda Reyes.

    Victim in Lancaster Murder-Suicide Was Getting Divorce From Shooter

    A woman who fled her estranged husband while she finalized a divorce was shot to death by him in front of her best friend’s Lancaster home on Thursday morning, authorities and the friend said. Deputies arriving to an assault call found a woman and a man who had both been shot in front of a home in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-10 at about 6:50 a.m., according to Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman was pronounced […]

  • Elisha Samson Chiles is seen in an undated mugshot distributed by the Oklahoma City Police Department. (Credit: KFMB)

    Person of Interest Sought in Hemet Double Homicide After Women’s Bodies Found in Home

    Two women were found dead inside a home in Hemet Wednesday morning, and police were trying to find a person of interest in what investigators called a double homicide. Officer went to a home in the 1200 block of South Buena Vista Street to conduct a welfare check just before 5 a.m., when they found two dead adult women inside. It was not clear how they died. The two women were believed to be mother and daughter, one in her 60s and the […]

  • Emergency crews attempt to rescue people from the L.A. River in Cypress Park on Sept. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Emergency Crews Called on for Multiple Swift-Water Rescues During SoCal Storm

    Emergency crews around Southern California were called on to make multiple swift-water rescues as heavy rains fell around the region Tuesday. In Cypress Park, two people were spotted holding onto a tree in the rushing Los Angeles River near Rio de Los Angeles State Park (map), according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Aerial video from Sky5 showed emergency personnel with ropes and harnesses crossing the river into an area covered by thick brush and trees. Moments later, one person clinging to rescuers […]