KTLA News Talent Shoot
  • Follow me on:

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

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

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

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

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

Cheng'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.

Cheng 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. Cheng'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, Cheng likes to stay active. Her hobbies include hiking, biking along the beach, dancing and singing.


Recent Articles
  • A Gardena woman recorded what looks and smells like "black sludge and sediment" coming her water faucet.

    New Revelations Regarding Company at Center of ‘Black Water’ Complaints in Gardena

    The company at the center of a growing number of complaints about discolored water in Gardena was previously cited by the California Water Resources Control Board. According to Golden State Water Company the incident in question was the result of a reporting violation and was in no way connected to water quality. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Full Coverage: Gardena Residents Express Concerns Over Discolored Water

  • Diane Morita holds up a glass of the black, sludgy liquid on Jan. 26, 2015, that has been coming out of her taps. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Is Safe, Utility Says in Response to Reports of Discolored Water in Gardena

    Several days after a Gardena woman posted video to YouTube of black water coming out of her faucet and toilet, the utility that services her area responded Tuesday. The Golden State Water Company said the “extreme case of discolored water” was an “isolated event” and that water provided to customers in the South Bay city is safe. The Gardena customer contacted the company on Jan. 21, and investigators responded, Kate Nutting, general manager of the company’s southwest district, said in the […]

  • A Gardena woman recorded what looks and smells like "black sludge and sediment" coming her water faucet.

    Gardena Family ‘Disgusted’ by Black, Foul-Smelling Water Coming From Tap

    A family in Gardena said Monday they were concerned about the safety of what looked and smelled like “black sludge and sediment” coming out of their water faucet. Diane Morita took video of the black water coming from her tap and posted to it YouTube.  The video also showed clear toilet water turning black as it was flushed. She said it had happened several times before. “It’s disgusting,”  Morita said of the dark liquid. “It looks like there’s charcoal in […]

  • neighborhood-watch-valencia-home-invasion

    Man Beaten During Home Invasion Robbery at Valencia Home

    A Valencia man was beaten by a home invasion robber that entered his house through an open window on Friday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

  • mcstay-family

    New Details Revealed in Disappearance of Murder of McStay Famiily

    A judge unsealed warrants Friday in the investigation into the McStay family who vanished in 2010 from their San Diego area home and were found two years later buried in the desert near Victorville. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

  • Women in Victorville were being warning about a sexual predator who attacked two women in separate incidents. (Credit: KTLA)

    Women in Victorville Warned of Sexual Predator After Two Attacks Within Hours

    Sheriff`s investigators were warning women in Victorville on Thursday to be especially alert when walking alone after two attempted sexual assaults occurred in the area with hours of each other. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

  • dr-may-baby

    Doctor Who Delivered Husband and Wife, Also Brings Couple’s First Child Into the World

    When Breanna and Kevin Fleischman got married, they had no idea the same doctor had delivered both of them. The pair grew up just a mile apart in Orange County, but only met in high school. Nine years later the Ladera Ranch couple married and decided to start a family. When they found out they were expecting, Breanna told her mother-in-law that the same doctor that delivered her in the 1980s would help bring the couple’s son into the world. […]

  • The exterior of Culver City High School is seen on Jan. 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    School District, Police, Accused Football Player Respond to Lawsuit Over Alleged Rapes at Culver City HS

    School officials, police and a young man who said he was among several varsity football players accused of rape responded Tuesday to a lawsuit filed against the school district by a former student who said she was sexually assaulted on the Culver City High School campus on multiple occasions. In a statement posted to its website, Culver City Unified School District Superintendent Dave LaRose said he had only recently became aware of the lawsuit “regarding an incident in December 2013.” The […]

  • Police released a sketch of a man who they said was involved in the attempted kidnapping of a woman in Montebello on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Credit: Montebello Police Department)

    Police Ask For Help in Identifying 2 Men Sought in Montebello Kidnapping Attempt

    Police on Friday released a composite sketch of one of two men who investigators said attempted to kidnap a woman at her home in Montebello. The victim was confronted by an unknown man about 9 a.m. Monday when she walked into her exterior laundry room in the 100 block of North 10th Street (map), according to the Montebello Police Department. After the man tried to grab the woman and pull her back into the room, she turned and ran away, […]