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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
  • Travelers are stopped at a security check point at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 23, 2011. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Holiday Travelers Expected to Pack SoCal Freeways, Airports

    Travelers were expected to pack local freeways and airports Friday ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Kimberly Cheng, Chris Burrous and Ellina Abovian report from LAX for the KTLA 5 News on May 27, 2016.

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    Boyfriend Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Young Mother Found Dead in West Hollywood

    A woman was found dead in a West Hollywood condo, apparently from blunt force trauma, and her boyfriend was taken into custody Thursday, a homicide detective said. Authorities were called to the 8500 block of Holloway Drive about 11:30 to investigate the circumstances of the woman’s death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman, identified as 30-year-old Iana Kasian, had suffered from blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, the release […]

  • Investigators in Santa Clarita were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a cyclist on May 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Deadly Collision With Cyclist in Santa Clarita

    Investigators in Santa Clarita were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a cyclist late Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m. in the area of Placerita Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, according to Lt. Rob Hahnlein with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita station. The vehicle was described as a gray or silver Lexus or Mazda sedan with a white roof rack, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car would likely have damage […]

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    Remembering Doctor Haing S. Ngor

    From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the bright lights of Hollywood…physician, humanitarian and Oscar winner Doctor Haing Ngor is remembered twenty years after his murder here in L.A. Paying tribute to Haing Ngor is his friend and KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng. She joins us in studio with her special report. Kimberly Cheng reports on the KTLA5 News at 11PM on May 20, 2016.

  • Lily Guevara smiles, talking about the funds her coworkers raised to send her to school to become a nurse's assistant, on May 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Housekeeper With the ‘Heart of a Nurse’ Surprised by Scholarship From Tarzana Hospital Coworkers

    The beloved woman who helps clean rooms at a Tarzana hospital was given a surprise that will change her life, and the nurses she works with are responsible. The staff at the hospital recently surprised Lily Guevara, 40, by raising $3,000 and getting her a scholarship to attend classes to become a certified nurse’s assistant. Though her job for the past six years has been only to help keep Providence Tarzana Medical Center clean, Guevara loves working with patients. In […]

  • Edgar Valdez is shown in a booking photo released by San Bernardino police on May 17, 2016.

    Babysitter Wrestles With Man Trying to Kidnap Infant in San Bernardino; Security Guard Detains Attacker: Police

    A man was arrested with the help of witnesses in San Bernardino after trying to kidnap an infant from the child’s babysitter on Tuesday, police said. Officers were called to the 1400 block of North D Street at 9:37 a.m., according to San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead. A security guard was there, holding down the attempted kidnapper, 35-year-old Edgar Valdez, until police could arrive, Lawhead said. The incident began when a babysitter, Carmen Perez, was taking the infant […]

  • Gabby Jones, 8, is seen in a photo provided by her mother on May 16, 2016.

    Little Girl Walking to School Mauled by Dog in Caught-on-Video Attack in San Bernardino

    An 8-year-old was attacked by a neighborhood dog, leaving her with painful wounds on her face, hand and legs, her mother said Monday. The attack happened May 11 near L and Congress streets as Gabby Jones, a second-grader, was on her way to school, her mother said. Surveillance video from a neighbor’s home shows Gabby walking on the sidewalk when the dog comes up behind her. The dog can be seen jumping on Gabby and eventually pulls her to the ground. […]

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    Man Dead, 2 LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Exchange of Gunfire in Boyle Heights

    Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were hospitalized Friday evening after an exchange of gunfire in Boyle Heights that left a man dead, officials said. The policemen, one of whom was shot in the shoulder, were in stable condition, Sgt. Frank Preciado said during a news conference at the scene, near the intersection of Seventh and Lorena streets. The second officer suffered a back strain. The incident began when the officers, who were conducting a gang-suppression patrol in the area, attempted to conduct […]

  • Alhambra police provided video of a woman seen trying to steal packages from a home on May 10, 2016.

    Alhambra Police Seek to ID Attempted Package Thief Caught on Video by Homeowner Who Confronted Her

    A woman apparently trying to steal packages was caught on camera telling an Alhambra resident that her mother lived in his home, and now police are trying to identify her. The incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in front of a home in the southeast portion of the city, in the area of Valley Boulevard and New Avenue, according to the Alhambra Police Department. The homeowner parked and got out of his vehicle to find a woman walking away from […]