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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
  • LAPD Looking for Pico-Union Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Bicyclist Severely Injured

    Los Angeles police are looking for the driver of a tan minivan that struck a bicyclist, leaving him in critical condition, in the Pico-Union neighborhood last week. The crash occurred about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, along Venice Boulevard at Magnolia Avenue. The cyclist was riding westbound on Venice Boulevard when the minivan, going the same way, collided with the bike. The cyclist was pushed into a parked car before he fell to the ground. Another cyclist stopped to help […]

  • Adam Valles is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Man Who Tried to Break Up Fight Dies After Being Sucker Punched in Downtown Riverside: Police

    A man who family members said came to the aid of a stranger after he was jumped by four men in downtown Riverside has died, several days after the incident left him injured and in a coma. Police believe the victim, Adam Valles, tried to break up a fight before he was sucker punched in a separate altercation early Saturday. The incident began shortly after 2 a.m., when an altercation that started inside a bar spilled out onto a street […]

  • A still from a video posted on Facebook on Aug. 16, 2017, shows a rat scurrying across a counter and next to a health department inspection compliance sign at a Tommy's restaurant in Long Beach.

    Video Shows Rat Running Around Counter of Tommy’s Restaurant in Long Beach

    A video shared on social media this week shows a rat running around the counter of an Original Tommy’s Hamburgers restaurant in Long Beach, but health officials said the restaurant will stay open. The video, posted on Facebook early Wednesday by Estilo Juan Estrada, shows the rat scurrying past chili containers and climbing a health department inspection compliance sign. Estrada, who recorded the video through the window after returning to his car from nearby 7-Eleven, said he will not be […]

  • Fontana Police Investigating Domestic Violence in Connection With Video Showing Woman Being Forced Into SUV

    Police were investigating a domestic violence case after a man was captured on video attacking a woman before shoving her into an SUV against her will in Fontana on Wednesday. Witnesses called 911 around 1:30 p.m. to report a woman who was being attacked and was possibly abducted in the area of Sierra and San Bernardino avenues, Fontana police said in a statement. Police were earlier attempting to identify the man involved but said he turned himself in after seeing […]

  • Cynthia Rosas and her son, Richard, walk in their Adelanto neighborhood on Aug. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    5-Year-Old Adelanto Boy Gets Lost After Being Left at Wrong Bus Stop in Victorville

    A 5-year-old Adelanto boy was left at a wrong bus stop, his mother told KTLA Monday. Richard Rosas, a kindergarten student at Gus Franklin Jr. Elementary School in Victorville took the bus home for the first time Friday afternoon, but his mother said the driver dropped him off at the wrong stop. “The worst day of my life became real. My son was supposed to be at a bus stop and didn’t arrive at the time,” Cynthia Rosas said. Richard […]

  • The gold locket uncovered by LAPD detectives in Reseda is seen here. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Detectives Search for Rightful Owner of Gold Locket, Possibly from WWII-Era, Found in Reseda Bust

    LAPD detectives are on the search for the original owner of a gold locket, possibly from the World War II era, that they found while investigating a theft in Reseda. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on August 11, 2017.

  • Man Suspected of Robbing Santa Clarita Bank Wanted in Connection With Other Incidents: FBI

    A man who allegedly robbed a credit union in Santa Clarita Thursday is wanted in connection with several other robberies in the area, FBI officials told KTLA. Thursday’s incident occurred about 5 p.m. at the California Credit Union at 24343 Magic Mountain Pkwy. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Niels Gittisarn said the man was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and drove off in a PT Cruiser with a rag top. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency responded to the incident […]

  • After Family’s Tireless Search for Kidney, Pasadena Woman Successfully Receives Transplant

    After five years of searching, a Pasadena family’s relentless effort to find their daughter a kidney has paid off. Two weeks ago, 31-year-old Jenna Franks received a kidney that will allow her to transition of the dialysis treatment she has required on and off since high school. “I didn’t really believe it was happening until I was at the hospital getting ready for surgery,” Franks told KTLA on Wednesday. When she was a teenager, Franks was diagnosed with a rare […]

  • 17-Year-Old Twins Recovering After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Norwalk

    A pair of 17-year-old twins are recovering after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while jogging in Norwalk, but they’re still seeking justice as the driver remains at large. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Aug. 8, 2017.