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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
  • Fontana police released a photo of the residential area where officers killed a mountain lion on Oct. 17, 2017.

    ‘Wild’ Mountain Lion That ‘Endangered’ Fontana Residential Area Killed by Police, Authorities Say

    Police shot and killed a “wild” mountain lion after it was spotted in the backyard of a Fontana home and charged at responding officers Tuesday morning, authorities said. About 9 a.m., a resident called police to report a mountain lion was behind a home in the 7900 block of Frontenac Court, according to the Fontana Police Department. After arriving at the scene, officers located the large cat — which had been spotted in the area previously and was blamed for killing […]

  • A crash in Lake View Terrace that happened right after a shooting left a man dead on Oct. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Dies After Being Shot Then Crashing SUV Into Lake View Terrace Children’s Museum

    A male driver who was shot and then crashed his SUV into a children’s museum in Lake View Terrace died at the scene on Monday afternoon, police said. A call came in of shooting at about 2:27 p.m. near Terra Bella Street and Foothill Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ross Nemeroff. Responding police found a victim who had been shot before crashing into a building in the 11800 block of Foothill Boulevard, about a quarter mile from the initial […]

  • West Hills Woman Allegedly Followed Home by Aggressive Driver After Grocery Store Confrontation

    A West Hills woman says a man she had encountered at the grocery store followed her home and behaved aggressively, causing her to fear for the safety of her family. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 13, 2017.

  • Caroline Maurer and Fox are seen in this photo posted to a YouCaring fundraising page.

    Nanny Struck by Car After Saving Toddler From Oncoming Vehicle in Atwater Village

    A fundraising page has been started to help a nanny who is credited with saving a 2-year-old boy’s life in Atwater Village after putting herself directly in the path of an oncoming vehicle that sped through a stop sign. The incident took place on March 28 when Caroline Maurer was taking the toddler for a walk in his stroller around 10 a.m. The pair were about a block away from the child’s home when a car ran a four-way stop […]

  • A man suspected of breaking into an exotic car dealership is shown in an image from security footage in October 2017.

    Man Caught on Camera Breaking Into Exotic Car Dealership, Stealing Car Keys in Westchester

    A business owner is asking for the public’s help on Wednesday after a man was caught on security footage breaking into a car dealership in Westchester and stealing keys to multiple exotic cars. The man jumped a fence and broke into the office of a Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car store Saturday night where he spent 2 to 3 hours on the lot, according to Logan Hofcamp, the manager of the family owned business. “We’ve never had somebody break in and do […]

  • The remnants of a home in Orange that was destroyed in the Canyon Fire 2 on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2: At Least 24 Structures Lost in Orange County Firestorm

    Firefighters on Tuesday were hoping to get more control of a brush fire that destroyed 24 structures in Orange County and forced a mass evacuation of residents in Anaheim Hills and Orange. The Canyon 2 fire broke out around 9:20 a.m. Monday near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, and quickly leaped the California 241 toll road. It raced up a ridge and hit tract homes at the top of a hill. Several caught fire and continued to burn […]

  • A man is seen paying his respects at a vigil held in Northridge on Oct. 7, 2017, for four people killed in a car crash there the night before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Memorial Vigil Held for 4 Young People Killed in Northridge Crash

    A memorial vigil was held Saturday night at the site of a deadly crash in Northridge, honoring the four people in their early 20s who died in the collision the night before. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on October 7, 2017.

  • Firefighters work to extract bodies from a splintered BMW at the scene of a deadly single-car crash in Northridge on Oct. 6, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    4 Dead After BMW Veers Onto Wrong Side of Road in Northridge; Speed Played a Role, Investigators Say

    Four people in their early 20s were killed after their BMW veered into the wrong side of traffic and slammed into a tree in Northridge Friday night, and now officials are saying they are investigating the possible role of street racing. The silver sedan splintered into pieces and burst into flames due to the force of the high-speed impact that occurred around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street, according to Detective Bill Bustos with the […]

  • The hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter is seen here. (Credit: Polaris Images via CNN)

    Note Found in Vegas Shooter’s Hotel Room Showed Distance Calculations to Festival Crowd; Investigation into Motive Continues

    A handwritten note in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room contained calculations pertaining to the distance and trajectory from his 32nd-floor window to the crowd of concertgoers he targeted below, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. CNN has previously reported that a note containing only numbers was found in the room. Those numbers were characterized as being significant to the gunman. CBS News’ “60 Minutes” first reported that Paddock’s note contained handwritten calculations. The note was found […]