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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
  • Redondo Basketball Star, Ryse Williams, Dies of Cancer 1 Day Before High School Graduation

    The high school basketball community was dealing with the stunning news on Thursday that standout guard Ryse Williams of Redondo High School died early in the morning from cancer, according to his former Redondo coach, Reggie Morris Jr. Williams was 18 years old. “Everybody is hurting,” Morris said. Williams signed with Loyola Marymount and was scheduled to graduate on Friday from Redondo. Read the full story on LATimes.com.  Candlelight vigil for Ryse at Dominguez Hills Village basketball courts at 8 […]

  • Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking to Car in Manhattan Beach; Man Sought: Police

    A woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend in Manhattan Beach, and police on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect as they asked for the public’s help in finding her attacker. The victim was walking to her parked vehicle in the 800 block of Ardmore Avenue Saturday around midnight when she was approached behind by a man, according to a Manhattan Beach Police Department news release. Surveillance video from a neighbor’s home security system shows the man following the […]

  • Laguna Beach Officer Adopts Neglected Dog After Rescuing Him While Serving Arrest Warrants

    After serving arrest warrants at a home in San Bernardino, Laguna Beach police officers rescued a neglected dog who was later adopted by one of their own. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 20, 2017.

  • Video Captures Thief Stealing Pair of Road Bikes From Burbank Bicycle Store

    A small bicycle shop in Burbank has been targeted three times over the last several weeks by thieves who were seen on camera getting away with some high-end bikes. Most recently two bikes were stolen around 2:17 a.m. Monday from H & S Bicycles located at 509 N. Victory Blvd.  The bikes were worth about $4,000 each. One was described as a navy and yellow Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, the other was a turquoise and burgundy Rocky Mountain Altitude. “It’s a […]

  • Torrance Teens Become Heroes During Kern River Camping Trip

    Three Torrance high school students returned from their Memorial Day weekend camping trip to Kern River as heroes after helping rescue rafters who had been swept up by the water’s swift current. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 7, 2017.

  • Police Seek Woman Who Drugged, Robbed Victims She Met at Hollywood Nightclub

    Authorities are looking for information about a woman who allegedly drugged and robbed victims she met at a Hollywood nightclub. The woman met two men at a high-end club on March 5 and returned with them to their residence, according to Detective Joseph Hampton with the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman “singled out some affluent, single men who were wearing high-end luxury watches,” Hampton said, and is seen on surveillance footage entering and exiting an apartment building in Studio […]

  • Parent at Middle School in Granada Hills Arrested on Suspicion of Inappropriate Contact With Student

    Police are asking parents at a Granada Hills middle school to speak to their children about contact they may have had with a parent who was arrested last week. Hugo Paniagua, 35, was arrested around 3:50 p.m. Friday on suspicion of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a felony, Los Angeles police Capt. Bryan Lium said in a Monday press conference. Paniagua’s inappropriate contact began when he volunteered as a chaperone for Patrick Henry Middle School field trip […]

  • First Quadruplet Born at UC Irvine in 1990 Graduates From Campus’ Medical School

    Medical student Brianna Miner will be graduating this weekend from UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, 27 years after the medical centers’ doctors delivered her and her three siblings as its first set of quadruplets. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 2, 2017.

  • Police Look for Man in Connection With 2 Violent Robberies in Carson; Grandfather Among Victims

      Police are looking for a man in connection with two violent robberies that occurred in Carson. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 1, 2017.