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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
  • Victoria Cecilia Castellanos is crowned 2017 Rose Queen on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victoria Castellanos of Temple City Crowned Rose Queen for 2017 Tournament of Roses

    The 2017 Rose Queen was announced during a coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena on Thursday. Victoria Cecilia Castellanos, a senior at Temple City High School, will reign over the 128th Rose Parade. Castellanos, 17, is involved in musical theater, volunteers with animal groups and the American Legion and enjoys creative endeavors like writing short stories, reading and painting. The announcement came following multiple rounds of interviews involving six other finalists: Maya Kawaguchi Khan, of Arcadia High School; Natalie Rose Petrosian, of La Cañada High […]

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    Surveillance Footage Shows Burglars Stealing $100,000 Worth of Jewelry From Woodland Hills Home

    An unknown number of thieves jumped the fence at a Woodland Hills home Saturday, reportedly making off with $100,000 in jewelry. Luckily, the family has 12 security cameras and was able to catch the crime on tape, but they are hoping to find the culprits before they strike more in the area. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 19, 2016.

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    Moreno Valley Police Seek Man in Connection With Sexual Assault of Joggers

    Authorities said Tuesday they are seeking help identifying a man sought in connection with multiple incidents of sexual battery in Moreno Valley over the past few months. Several women have reported being followed on foot and touched on the buttocks while jogging or walking in the area of Gateway Park and Sunnymead Ranch, according to a statement from the Moreno Valley Police Department. Officials did not say how many sexual assaults had been committed, but they believe numerous incidents are connected based […]

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    Garden Grove Plumber Struggles to Provide for Family After His Van and Equipment Were Stolen

    Thieves stole Garden Grove resident Tony Bilbao’s van, with the expensive equipment necessary to do his job, on his birthday, Oct. 10. Now, the plumber is struggling to make ends meet for his children and wife, who has taken time off work while she battles cancer. You can support the Bilbao family via GoFundMe. Kimberly Cheng reports from Garden Grove for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 17, 2016.

  • One man was shot, and another man was stabbed, outside a home in Malibu on Oct. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Intruder Shot, Security Guard Stabbed During Altercation Inside Malibu Mansion

    An intruder was shot, and a security guard was stabbed in the face right under his eye, when an altercation broke out at a multi-million dollar mansion in Malibu on Friday, officials confirmed. The shooting was reported about 11:05 a.m. at a home along the 4900 block of Puesta Del Sol in Malibu. The intruder was armed with a knife, entered the property by jumping over a fence and was confronted by the security guard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

  • A coyote is seen after running up to a man on the San Diego Creek trail in Irvine on Oct. 7, 2016, in a still from video provided by a KTLA viewer.

    4 Coyotes Euthanized After 6-Year-Old Boy Attacked in Irvine Park

    A coyote attacked a 6-year-old boy in an Irvine park, dragging him several feet before his father intervened and scared the animal off, a state wildlife official said Thursday. The incident, which left the boy with puncture wounds, was reported Sunday evening at Springbrook Park in the Woodbridge community. Since then, four coyotes have been trapped and euthanized, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Rebecca Hartman said at a news conference. The Sunday incident marked the third bite by a coyote […]

  • Two people were rescued after a boat crashed and capsized near Marina del Rey on Oct. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 People Rescued After Boat Crashes, Capsizes Near Marina del Rey

    Two people were rescued after a boat crashed and capsized into a break wall near Marina del Rey Wednesday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The incident was reported about 8:50 p.m. when the boat crashed against a break wall in the marina. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Carlson said people on another boat in the area witnessed the incident and alerted authorities. The victims were in the water about 10 minutes before rescuers arrived. One of the […]

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    Suspect in Custody After Riverside County Chase Ends in Shootout

    A man is in custody after firing at officers following pursuit that wound up in Riverside late Tuesday evening, police said. The chase began in Corona around 6 p.m. when a citizen flagged down police stating they had been a victim of a drive-by shooting earlier in the month and had just the suspect’s car go by, according to Lt. Christian Dinco of the Riverside Police Department. The van refused to pull over for police and a brief pursuit ensued, […]

  • Bear attack survivor Dan Richman speaks to KTLA via FaceTime on Oct. 10, 2016.

    54-Year-Old Man Explains How He Survived Terrifying Bear Attack in San Gabriel Mountains Above Sierra Madre

    A hiker who was attacked by a bear in the Angeles National Forest north of Sierra Madre on Monday said he is “fortunate” to have survived the terrifying ordeal. Dan Richman, 54, spoke exclusively to KTLA late Monday, saying he came face to face with two bears while out alone for a short hike, about 2 miles up the Mount Wilson Trail. “All of a sudden, I saw this bear standing on its hind legs and I’d never seen a bear in […]