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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
  • A pursuit suspect is seen before he's loaded into a police car in Arleta on May 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Detain Man After Pursuit Driver Flees Into Pacoima Wash in Arleta

    Police detained one man after chasing an allegedly stolen car through the San Fernando Valley on Monday following some initial confusion about who was behind the wheel. Sky5 was first overhead the chase around 6:20 p.m. as a white sedan was winding through surface streets in the North Hollywood area. The driver was seen executing several dangerous maneuvers and veering into oncoming traffic as he wound through the areas of Van Nuys, Panorama City and Arleta. The car drove into […]

  • A building in Aliso Viejo is seen after a fatal explosion on May 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Explosion at Medical Office Building in Aliso Viejo Leaves Woman Dead, 3 Injured; Nearby Preschool Evacuated

    An explosion at a medical office building in Aliso Viejo on Tuesday left one woman dead and three others injured and prompted the evacuation of nearby buildings, including a preschool, officials said. The incident happened around 1 p.m. in the first floor of a two-story office building, Capt. Tony Bommarito with the Orange County Fire Authority said. The building is located at 11 Mareblu, OCFA tweeted. Bommarito called the damages “severe,” with walls and windows blown out and debris landing […]

  • Public Help’s Sought in ID’ing Man Who Snatched Purse From Woman Leaving Manhattan Beach Church

    Police are hoping to identify a suspect after a woman’s purse was stolen as she left mass at her¬†church in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, officials said. The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. at the American Martyrs Church on the 600 block of 15th Street, Manhattan Beach police said in a news release. The woman, in her 70s, was knocked to the ground amid the struggle, officers said. Her daughter, Giselle Zamora, told KTLA the victim broke several bones and was […]

  • Recording artist Chris Brown attends the Alexander Wang x H&M Pre-Shop Party at H&M on Nov. 5, 2014 in West Hollywood. (Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for H&M)

    Woman Alleges She Was Repeatedly Sexually Assaulted by Chris Brown’s Friends at His L.A. Home

    A young woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by friends of R&B singer Chris Brown at his home at a party filled with guns and drugs, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by attorney Gloria Allred. When LAPD officers attempted to enter the estate, the woman says they weren’t allowed in. Allred said the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating events from Feb. 23 and into the early hours of the following day inside the singer’s Los Angeles house, […]

  • Eagle Rock Residents Say Man With Criminal Record Is Terrorizing Neighborhood

    Eagle Rock community members are on edge after a man, who some say is threatening women and harassing customers at local businesses, was again released from custody after being arrested last week. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 8, 2018.

  • Chatsworth Residents Concerned About Public Safety Implications of Continued Street Racing

    Many in the Chatsworth community have become increasingly concerned by street racing gatherings that have repeatedly shut down an intersection so that car enthusiasts can perform dangerous stunts. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 7, 2018.

  • Residents believe the sign seen above, warning that cars parked along a section of Frederick Street in Venice would be towed during the day on Saturday, was put up shortly before their vehicles were towed. (Credit: KTLA)

    Venice Residents Claim City Wrongfully Towed Their Cars Without Fair Warning

    Several people who live on one Venice street claim the city did not give them proper notice before towing their cars, and claim signs warning that it was a no-parking zone were put up not long before their vehicles were taken away on Saturday. Kimberly Cheng and Sara Welch report for the KTLA 5 News on May 5 and 6, 2018.

  • Police respond to a homicide investigation in Whittier on May 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Investigators Probe Death of Woman Found in Whittier Backyard; Relative Arrested

    A homicide investigation was underway in Whittier after a woman was found dead in a backyard on Friday, and a male relative was arrested, officials said. The incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. in the¬†12800 block of Stardell Street, Whittier Police Department officials said in a Facebook post. Police found the woman dead in the backyard of a home. Officers then arrested a man at the scene who is related to the victim, but police did not elaborate on the […]

  • Police Investigating Whether Series of Burglaries at Chatsworth Businesses Are Connected

    Police are investigating a string of burglaries that have raised concern among small business owners in Chatsworth, and investigators are looking into the same suspects are behind the various incidents.