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KIMBERLY CHENG
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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
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    Kanye West Debuts ‘Famous’ Video to Fans at the Forum in Inglewood

    Kanye West premiered his highly anticipated “Famous” music video last night on TIDAL and it definitely has people buzzing. The rapper used the likenesses of several celebrities including Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Rihanna and Chris Brown, showing them laying naked in bed beside him. The video starts with a shot of West sleeping next to his wife, Kim Kardashian. The camera then pans to show a topless Swift look-alike. In the song West raps, “I feel like me and Taylor […]

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    Supreme Court’s Split Blocks Obama Immigration Plan From Going Into Effect

    In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration. The one-sentence ruling, issued without comment or dissent, means that the programs will remain blocked from going into effect, and the issue will return to the lower court. It is exceedingly unlikely the programs will go into effect for the remainder of the Obama presidency. Obama, speaking at the White House, […]

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    Man Tried to Sexually Assault 80-Year-Old in Her Hollywood Apartment: LAPD

    Police are looking for a man who apparently randomly targeted an 80-year-old woman, attempting to sexually assault her and leaving her severely beaten in her apartment in Hollywood, LAPD announced Wednesday. The assault occurred early Saturday morning, June 18, at the woman’s apartment complex near Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. The assailant, who was captured on two surveillance video cameras in the complex, took the elevator to the upper floors of the […]

  • Vanessa Rodriguez was remembered at a vigil in Covina on June 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Children Alone After Single Mother Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Covina

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    Record-Breaking Heat Tops 120 Degrees in Parts of Southern California

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  • Theo Andrew Krah is pictured in a photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department on June 14, 2016.

    Navy SEAL Accused of Deadly Stabbing Tried ‘to Do the Right Thing,’ Attorney Says

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    Woman Snaps Photos of Man She Says Grabbed Her in Harbor Gateway Parking Lot; LAPD Investigating

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    Man Arrested In Connection With Deadly Fire in Westlake Building

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