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
  • A body was discovered next to rail cars in Burbank on April 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dead Body, Wrapped in Plastic, Found Near Rail Tracks in Burbank

    A dead body that was wrapped in a black plastic bag was discovered near railroad tracks in Burbank Thursday, prompting a police investigation. The body was discovered by a Caltrans employee around 12:30 p.m. near tracks behind Stock Lumber, at 640 N. Victory Blvd., according to Burbank Police Department Sgt. Claudio Losacco. The corpse was on the ground a few feet from two rusted old rail cars. It was wrapped in black plastic, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The individual’s […]

  • A little girl cries after five people are pepper-sprayed at a Trump-related rally in Anaheim on April 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    5 Pepper-Sprayed as Trump Supporters, Critics Face Off Outside Anaheim City Hall

    A Donald Trump supporter said he and a little girl were among those pepper-sprayed by counter-protesters at a rally outside an Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday, when the GOP contender was the subject of a controversial measure that would have condemned his “divisive rhetoric.” At least five people were pepper-sprayed at the event, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt. Three people were treated by paramedics on scene. Raul Rodriguez Jr. of Apple Valley said he was attacked by […]

  • Police in San Gabriel were searching Monday for a purse thief who dragged a single mother 20 feet before getting away with her bag. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Gabriel Single Mother Dragged 20 Feet by Purse Thief in Pickup Truck

    Police on Monday were searching for a purse thief in San Gabriel who dragged a single mother 20 feet before getting away with her bag. The 37-year-old mother, who asked to only be identified as Griselda, said she was taking her son to see a movie about 10 a.m. Saturday but needed to stop at a dry cleaner on Las Tunas Drive first. As her 7-year-old son waited in the car, Griselda said she was only about 12 feet away […]

  • A large bear was spotted roaming around a Sylmar neighborhood on April 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wardens Tranquilize Large Bear Roaming Around Sylmar Neighborhood

    Animal control workers, assisted by police and fire officials, were able to contain a large bear wandering around a neighborhood in Sylmar on Monday night. The bear was first spotted around 8 p.m. in the 13000 block of Eldridge Avenue near the campus of Mission College, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. No evacuations were ordered. Students were asked to shelter in place, according to Humphrey. The bear eventually wandered onto the nearby campus of Hubbard Street […]

  • A diamond bracelet was discovered inside a pair of donated shoes on April 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Diamond Tennis Bracelet Found Inside Shoes Donated to Needy School Children

    A woman who collects used shoes for needy school children made a surprising discovery inside one donated pair — a diamond tennis bracelet and gold earrings. Hali Wolf, the founder of “His Little Feet,” immediately set out to find the owner and return the precious items. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 22, 2016.

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    Prince Fans Gather in Leimert Park in Downtown Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Pop Icon

    Prince fans gathered in Leimert Park Thursday night to pay tribute to the iconic musician who died at the age of 57. Kimberly Cheng reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

  • A great white shark is seen taking a bite out of a kayaker's catch in Dana Point on April 20, 2016. (Credit: Bill Morales)

    Video Shows Great White Shark Taking Bite Out of Dana Point Kayaker’s Catch

    A kayaker fishing near Dana Point captured amazing video of a great white shark as it came up from the water to take a bite out of his catch. Bill Morales had just caught a leopard shark Wednesday afternoon when he said he was suddenly jerked backwards. Although Morales found himself in a tug-of-war with a great white shark, he still managed to grab his camera. “I had the camera in one hand and I had the shark in the […]

  • A 2-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a snake in Chino Hills on April 19, 2016. (Credit: Digital Media Services)

    3-Year-Old Girl Airlifted to Hospital After Being Bitten by Snake in Chino Hills

      A 3-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday after being bitten by a snake in Chino Hills, officials said. Firefighter-paramedics responded shortly before 9:30 a.m. to the intersection of Soquel Canyon Road and Pipeline Avenue, where the girl had suffered a snakebite while walking on a nearby trail, according to Battalion Chief Rich Higgins of the Chino Valley Fire District. The bite was on the child’s left knee, Higgins said. Unconfirmed initial reports indicated the snake was a rattlesnake, he added. […]

  • Martiros Arutyunyan is seen in a photo provided by his family on April 18, 2016.

    81-Year-Old Grandfather Fatally Struck in Glendale Hit-and-Run Crash; Female Driver Sought

    The family of a 81-year-old grandfather who was struck and left to die in the street by a hit-and-run driver in Glendale pleaded Monday with the guilty party to come forward. The victim, identified as Martiros Arutyunyan, was crossing Broadway and Belmont Street about 8 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a white sedan, according to a news release from the Glendale Police Department. The driver sped off without rendering aid to the dying man. Arutyunyan, who sustained head […]