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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
  • Family and friends of Erica Alonso held a march on Aug. 28, 2015, demanding the person accused of hiding her body be found and punished. (Credit: KTLA)

    Erica Alonso’s Family Holds Rally, Demands Law Change

    The family of a Laguna Hills woman whose body was found months after being reported missing said Friday that although her death may not have been a homicide, they want the person accused of hiding her body found and punished with a felony. Kimberly Cheng reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Witness Records Motorists Involved in Road Rage Fight in Koreatown; Suspect Sought

    Police on Thursday release video of a fight between two motorist following an apparent road rage incident in Koreatown. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Alison Parker, left, and Adam Ward, right, are shown in photos posted to Facebook. Both WDBJ employees were killed Aug. 26, 2015, in shooting.

    WDBJ Colleagues Alison Parker, Adam Ward Hailed by Co-Workers After Fatal Shooting

    Reporter Alison Parker was 24. A “rock star” reporter who loved Mexican food, whitewater kayaking and dark television characters such as Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” “The most radiant woman I ever met,” in the words of a colleague. Photographer Adam Ward was 27. Engaged to be married. Vivacious and funny, the sort of person you never saw without a smile, as one college friend said. On Wednesday morning, Parker and Ward, both employees of Roanoke, Virginia, TV station WDBJ, […]

  • Jazmine is seen with Los Angeles police officers on the Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, the day of her quinceañera. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Quinceañera Held for Daughter of Terminally Ill Woman After Planning by LAPD Officers, Local Businesses

    After a chance encounter at a housing project near downtown, Los Angeles police officers helped plan a teenage girl’s remarkable coming-of-age celebration that was held Saturday. Gang officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division were “conducting outreach” at the William Mead Homes when they met a 14-year-old girl, according to a statement on the division’s Facebook page. “This special girl, Jazmine, told the officers a heartbreaking story,” the post read. “She had a disabling disease and her mother […]

  • A high school student in Santa Clarita was ordered to remove four so-called “pop-up libraries” that he set up for not having a permit. (Credit: KTLA)

    City Forces Santa Clarita Teen to Remove Neighborhood `Pop-Up Libraries`

    A high school student in Santa Clarita was ordered to remove four so-called “pop-up libraries” that he set up for not having a permit. Kimberly Cheng reports from Santa Clarita for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.

  • An allegedly armed teen was fatally shot by Ontario police following a confrontation on Aug. 20, 2015. (Credit: InlandNews)

    Teen Accused of Robbing Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant Shot, Killed During Confrontation With Ontario Police

    A teenager who was allegedly “acting erratically” and pointing a “gun at cars and people” was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers in Ontario on Thursday, police said. Dispatchers initially received several calls about an armed subject pointing a gun at motorists on Archibald Avenue north of Riverside Drive, a Friday news release from the Ontario Police Department stated. He was observed darting form the sidewalk into the street and back again, all the while allegedly screaming, “I […]

  • Two photographs show Fergus (left) and Bella (right) -- two dogs who survived severe  chemical burns. (Credit: KTLA)

    More Dogs Suffering From Acid Burns Brought to Lancaster Animal Shelter; Two Dead

    A golden retriever who endured third degree burns after someone poured acid down his spine was only one of several dogs found tortured in a similar manner in recent weeks in the Antelope Valley. “Fergus” was one of four dogs suffering from chemical burns who were brought to the Lancaster Animal Shelter. Two of the dogs were so badly injured they had to be euthanized. Fergus and a third dog, nicknamed “Bella,” managed to survive, but still faced a long […]

  • A bandstand in Mariachi Plaza in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles is shown. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    Violence Against Transgender People Is Focus of Boyle Heights Rally

    Transgender community leaders and LGBTQ activists announced that they plan to hold a rally protesting violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights. The rally is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Mariachi Plaza at East 1st Street and North Boyle Avenue and will include members of the TransLatin Coalition and Familia: Trans and Queer Liberation Movement, among other groups. Demonstrators will call for an investigation into the death of Tamara Dominguez, a transgender woman who […]

  • Brea police say they found a tiny camera under a shelf in a Starbucks restroom. They tweeted out a photo of where the discovery was made.

    Woman Finds Hidden Camera in Starbucks Bathroom in Brea: Police

    Brea police on Monday were working to identify the person who hid a small camera in a Starbucks bathroom. The video recorder, which was about the size of a large pen, was mounted under a shelf in the restroom of the Starbucks located at 101 W. Imperial Highway (map), the Brea Police Department tweeted on Monday. According to a news release from the department, a woman was using the restroom when she found the device. She removed the item and […]