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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
  • Corona Car-Surfing Stunt on 15 Freeway Caught on Camera; CHP Investigating

    California Highway Patrol are investigating on Tuesday after a man was caught on camera car-surfing along the 15 Freeway in Corona, according to witnesses. Jennifer Driscoll-Frerichs recorded the man hanging onto the side of a pickup truck as the vehicle moved along the freeway Saturday morning. “My only thought was that it was pretty dumb,” said Driscoll-Frerichs. “I was just cruising down the freeway with my husband and I saw someone start to get out of the window. He made it all […]

  • 15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot While Walking Near Santa Ana Home Was Aspiring Boxer

    A 15-year-old boy who was shot while he was walking near his home in Santa Ana has died, police said Monday. Santa Ana Police officers found Isaac Gonzalez with several gunshot wounds in the 2300 block of St. Gertrude Place around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and eventually died Sunday, his family said. Police said the incident appears to be gang-related and that a dark-colored vehicle was seen in the area around the […]

  • Surveillance Video of Suspect in Pasadena Cheesecake Factory Explosion Released as FBI Offers Reward

    Surveillance video of a man believed to have tossed an explosive device into a Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena before detonating it last month was released by police on Friday as the FBI announced a reward in the case. The surveillance video, released at a joint news conference between the Pasadena Police Department and the FBI late Friday morning, shows the suspect at a supermarket in the 300 block of West Colorado Boulevard. The location is down the street from where […]

  • Woman Who Disappeared From Goodwill Parking Lot in Reseda Found Dead Nearly 2 Months Later in Santa Clarita

    A 26-year-old Tarzana woman who disappeared in the San Fernando Valley two months ago was identified as the victim found dead in the Santa Clarita area earlier this month, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Wednesday. Maricela Garcia was last seen on the evening of Jan. 12 at a Goodwill store on Sherman Way in Reseda. She was browsing the store with her younger sister and friends when she went outside to smoke a cigarette, according to Sarah Garcia, her sister. She […]

  • Man Arrested in Santa Monica on Suspicion of Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Driving Intoxicated Before Fleeing

    Police on Tuesday arrested a man on suspicion of killing a pedestrian in a Santa Monica parking lot while intoxicated before fleeing, officials said. Absadi Kidane, 21, was detained following a foot pursuit and struggle after several witnesses reported a vehicle versus pedestrian incident around 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Center parking lot at 1821 Main St., said Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez. The victim, a man in his 40s, was found lying unresponsive on Main Street suffering from […]

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    4 Social Workers Ordered by Judge to Stand Trial in Horrific Death of Gabriel Fernandez

    A Los Angeles County judge ruled Monday that four social workers accused of criminal negligence in the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy they were charged with protecting should stand trial, allowing prosecutors to push ahead with a case that has sent a chill through the ranks of child protection workers nationwide. Gabriel Fernandez died in 2013 after months of torture and abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, according to prosecutors. The two are awaiting trial […]

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Fatally Striking Motorcyclist in Santa Ana

    Authorities on Friday were searching for the driver of a van who fled the scene after colliding with a motorcyclist. Officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Standard Avenue and Walnut Street around 5:10 p.m. and found the van had left the area, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows that the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions of Standard, when the driver of a white van turned left directly in front of […]

  • Architect’s ‘Revolving House’ Design Could Be Built Under Hollywood Sign; Residents Weigh in

    An architect’s “revolving house” design could soon be built under the Hollywood Sign, but some local residents aren’t too excited about the idea. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 16, 2017.

  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Attacking 24-Year-Old Woman With Hammer in Koreatown (Warning: Graphic Video)

    A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a woman with a hammer in front of a business in Koreatown, police said Monday. The 24-year-old woman was attacked by a man with a hammer about 6 p.m. Friday as she stood in front of a business in the 1000 block of South Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. LAPD Officer Tony Im told KTLA the attack happened when a Korean man approached the woman, asked […]