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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.

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    Woman Separated From Valley Glen Husband, Kids Amid Immigration Fight in Thailand

    A Valley Glen man is fighting to bring back his wife to the U.S. after her immigration visa was denied following her return to Thailand. Kimberly Cheng reports from Valley Glen for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 26, 2016.

  • A Las Vegas couple exchange vows in Brentwood on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Las Vegas Couple Celebrates Wedding in Brentwood After Bride Diagnosed With Cancer During Pregnancy

    A Las Vegas couple celebrated their nuptials in Brentwood on Thursday after the bride overcame cancer and a non-profit orchestrated their entire wedding free of charge. Archie De Asis and Tamara Santo Domingo, originally from the Los Angeles area, met in community college and have been a couple for 16 years. They always believed a wedding was in their future. “Before we always think about getting married, we always said ‘oh we’ll do it next  year’,” said the groom, De Asis. […]

  • Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey are shown in photos from a LASD wanted poster distributed Aug. 23, 2016.

    3 Kids Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Gorman Area Are Located; Couple With Toddler Still Sought

    Three young children whose mother was found dead on a Gorman-area road were located safe Wednesday afternoon after they were kidnapped, but the two people suspected of taking the kids have a fourth child with them and remain on the run, authorities said. Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were last seen fleeing California with Kimberly Harvill’s three children, who were found to be safe at a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a good Samaritan contacted local police. Robertson […]

  • Michelle June Russ, who has been missing since 2013, is seen in a family photo.

    $20,000 Reward Offered for Information on Missing Lancaster Mother

    The Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the disappearance of a missing mother who was last seen in 2013. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 23, 2016.

  • Los Angeles County Firefighters work on both ends of a chimney to try and free a boy who became stuck in a chimney in Lancaster on Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boy Who Got Stuck in Chimney in Lancaster Was Trying to Help Neighbors

    A 13-year-old boy who got stuck in chimney and was later rescued by firefighters Monday night was trying to help neighbors who got locked out of their home, officials said. The incident was reported about 7 p.m. in the 45300 block of Thornwood Avenue. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials told KTLA that two teens who live in the home were locked out and the boy went down the chimney to try and open the front door inside. The boy became […]

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    Newly Obtained Video Shows Events Leading Up to Death of Vachel Howard While in LAPD Custody

    Newly obtained video shows what happened in the LAPD`s 77th Street Station in 2012 when 56-year-old Vachel Howard died while in police custody following a car chase. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

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    Exide Cleanup: Parents Outraged After Kids Return to Schools Still Contaminated With Lead

    Children at three elementary schools near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant returned to classes this week to find parts of their campuses fenced off to protect them from lead-contaminated soil. Crews installed temporary fencing at Fishburn Avenue Elementary in Maywood, Lorena Street Elementary in Boyle Heights and Rowan Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles after testing found elevated levels of the brain-damaging metal in several areas, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said. The district began putting up fencing last week under […]

  • Lisa Arnold is pictured in a booking photo released by the Glendale Police Department on Aug. 16, 2016.

    911 Call: ‘Let My Brother Go,’ 8-Year-Old Glendale Boy Says He Told Would-Be Kidnapper

    In an audio recording released by police on Wednesday, an 8-year-old Glendale boy can be heard urgently describing the attempted kidnapping of his 3-year-old brother to a 911 dispatcher. The boy was with his brother at John Marshall Elementary School on Aug. 10 when Lisa A. Arnold allegedly attempted to kidnap the younger boy. Their mother came and intervened before the child could be taken, police said. In an interview with KTLA Wednesday evening, the unidentified boy described fighting off the would-be […]

  • The out-of-control Blue Cut Fire destroyed the landmark Summit Inn Restaurant in Oak Hills on Aug. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blue Cut Fire Consumes Iconic Summit Inn Restaurant off 15 Freeway in Oak Hills

    The out-of-control Blue Cut Fire destroyed the landmark Summit Inn Restaurant in Oak Hills on Tuesday afternoon. Video showed the flames consuming the well-known restaurant, located at the crest of the 15 Freeway. For 60 years, the roadside diner has been a familiar sight for those traveling along historic Route 66, according to the restaurant’s website. “Numerous famous faces have visited us in the past, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, and Pierce Brosnan,” the website stated. Earlier in the day, […]