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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, 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
  • The unidentified great-grandmother suffered a broken nose, a cut on her head, and numerous severe bruises to her face and right knee on the attack in Boyle Heights. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Woman Badly Beaten in Failed Purse-Snatching in Boyle Heights; Suspect Sought

    Police were asking Wednesday for the public’s help in identifying a man sought in a brutal attack on an elderly woman during an attempted robbery near the Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. The crime occurred around 1:50 p.m. on April 28 as the victim was walking south on Boyle Avenue toward East First Street. The assailant approached the 84-year-old woman from behind and threw her against a wrought iron fence as he tried to steal her purse. As bystanders ran […]

  • An image released by Crescenta Valley deputies of three people sought in a rash of burglaries.

    Four People Sought in Series of Burglaries in Crescenta Valley Area

    Four suspects were being sought in a rash of burglaries in the Crescenta Valley area, which has seen as many as 80 break-ins reported in the past six months, Sheriff`s officials said Tuesday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

  • A driver was arrested after leading police on a bizarre slow-speed pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on May 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bystander Steps in Front of Car Being Pursued by Police in San Fernando Valley

    A pedestrian halted a motorist evading police in the San Fernando Valley on Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car. The chase ended, when police cuffed the man behind the wheel — and the man who stopped him. They took them both of them into custody, aerial video showed. The driver had led police on less of a car chase and more of a car crawl. In a “slow-speed pursuit,” the driver of a black Mustang convertible […]

  • A man identified only as "Jacob" was attacked at a skate park in Santa Clarita on May 5, 2016.

    Suspects Sought After Man Badly Beaten by Skateboarders at Santa Clarita Park

    Sheriff`s deputies were looking for witnesses Thursday to the beating of a 30-year-old man that occurred in the parking lot of the Santa Clarita Skate Park on May 5. The victim, identified only as Jacob, told investigators that he was lost and walked up to a group of people to ask for directions, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. During the conversation, the victim was attacked, the release stated. Jacob was struck in the […]

  • A man is taken into custody at LAX. (Credit: A.S.H.E.S.theCHOSEN @ashesthechosen via Twitter)

    Caught on Video: Police Use Taser on ‘Uncooperative’ Man at LAX

    Police at Los Angeles International Airport deployed a Taser on a man who breached security Wednesday morning at a screening area. After police used the Taser, the man was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment, according to Los Angeles airport police. Police said the man was not cooperating with Transportation Security Administration officers in the airport screening area at Terminal 6. Airport police tried to assist TSA officers, but the man refused to cooperate and pushed past an […]

  • Andres Jesse Munoz claimed Tuesday that campus police officer at Barton Hill Elementary School in San Pedro broke his wrist during an incident on campus. (Credit: KTLA)

    Eleven-Year-Old Boy Claims Campus Police Officer Broke His Wrist at San Pedro Elementary School

    Andres Jesse Munoz claimed Tuesday that campus police officer at Barton Hill Elementary School in San Pedro broke his wrist during an incident on campus. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

  • A jackknifed car hauler burst into flames on the 210 Freeway in Arcadia on Monday, May 18, 2015. (Credit: Rusty Hoyt)

    Fiery Crash Involving Jackknifed Car Hauler Shuts Down 210 Freeway

    A car hauler jackknifed on the 210 Freeway in Arcadia on Monday evening, forcing the temporary closure of all lanes. The big rig was traveling eastbound on the 210 Freeway around 7 p.m. when it blew a tire and slammed into the center divider near Santa Anita Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck rear-ended a couple of other cars and pushed them along the center divider, said Captain Mike Cate of the Monrovia Fire Department. When the […]

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    New York-Bound Passenger Train Derails in Philadelphia; At Least 5 Dead, Dozens Injured

    Armed with flashlights, firefighters went from car to car early Wednesday morning, looking for passengers inside an Amtrak train that derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia — killing at least five. Another 50 were hospitalized, including six in critical condition, authorities said. “It is an absolute, disastrous mess,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter of the crash site. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.” The Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was traveling from Washington to New York when it […]

  • Firefighters looked into a vehicle after a deputy-involved shooting in Cerritos on May 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Who Struck Deputy With Car Killed After Being Shot, Short Pursuit

    A motorist who allegedly struck a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy with his car was shot and later died after a short pursuit Thursday evening that ended with the man’s vehicle crashing into a fire hydrant. The incident began about 4:30 p.m. after a resident called 911 about a suspicious woman in the 13000 block of Beach Street in Cerritos. “There was a female knocking on doors asking for people inside the residence that didn’t live there,” Lt. Eddie Hernandez said. When a deputy […]