KIMBERLY CHENG
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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
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    Canyon Country Teen Celebrates Christmas Before Undergoing Risky Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

    Christmas came early for one Canyon Country teen, but at a cost: Her family wanted her to be able celebrate the holiday before undergoing a major surgery with an uncertain outcome. Over the past 8 years, 15-year-old Cheyenne Hughes has survived more than many do in a lifetime, including tumors, seizures, chemotherapy, radiation treatment and multiple surgeries. Although she was able to celebrate her 13th birthday as a recent cancer survivor, a new tumor was discovered about a year ago. With […]

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    Thousand Oaks Police Investigating After Burglary Spree in Newbury Park

    Thousand Oaks police are searching for suspects on Thursday after three men went on a burglary spree in Newbury Park. Officers were called to the scene around 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday after reports of multiple commercial burglaries. There, they learned that three suspects forced their way into five small businesses within minutes of each other, according to a press release. “This is my livelihood. This is all I have and for somebody to come in and take it, I just […]

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    At Agoura Hills Meeting, Debate Rages Over Mountain Lion Accused of Killing Rancher’s Animals

    Hundreds turned out Wednesday night for what turned into a contentious community meeting in Agoura Hills held to discuss how Santa Monica Mountain residents can better coexist with the local mountain lion population. The debate began when a Malibu property owner acquired a permit this week from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that allows her to shoot and kill P-45, a mountain lion that lives in the Santa Monica Mountains and is believed to have killed several alpacas at her […]

  • Alpacas stand on a field in Friedberg, central Germany on May 2, 2012. (Credit: Emily Wabitsch/AFP/GettyImages)

    Mountain Lion P-45 Suspected of Killing 11 Alpacas in Malibu Attacks

    State officials said Monday that a mountain lion known as P-45 is strongly suspected of breaking into two ranches in the hills above Malibu over the weekend and killing nearly a dozen alpacas and a goat. The owner of one ranch where 10 alpacas were killed secured a special permit Monday to shoot and kill the big cat, said Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The so-called depradation permit gives the ranch owner the right […]

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    Black Friday: Post-Thanksgiving Shoppers Flock to Malls Looking to Score Deals

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    SoCal Crowds Gather for Black Friday

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    Owner Refuses to Pay for Proper Repairs, Lodging After Leaks Flood Tenant’s Lincoln Heights Apartment

    A Lincoln Heights family is without a home to celebrate Thanksgiving due to a severely leaking roof they say the apartment’s owner is refusing to properly repair. Shortanee Young has been living in the damaged unit alone after sending her two children, 10 and 6, to stay with a relative when the leak erupted Sunday. The building’s owner only got around to fixing it after Young called the L.A. Housing and Community Investment Department, which ordered and urgent repair and […]

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    Nonprofit Gives Bride With Cancer Her Dream Wedding in Dana Point

    Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 22, 2016.

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released this image of a female graffiti suspect seen defacing historical landmarks in downtown Los Angeles  on Nov. 20, 2016.

    Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Woman Seen on Camera Defacing Historical Landmarks in Downtown L.A.

    Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who was caught on camera defacing several historical landmarks in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, and causing a significant amount of damage. Surveillance video shows a woman with blue hair defacing multiple walls of the Hall of Justice, Hall of Records and the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Sunday just before 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The historical landmarks […]