KIMBERLY CHENG
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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
  • Rescue personnel carry a survivor at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016.
(Credit: Johnson Liu/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Dead in Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake in Southern Taiwan

    At least five people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the Taiwanese Disaster Response Center said. More than 200 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, officials told CNN. Two bodies were also recovered from the building, officials said. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported earlier that a 10-day-old girl and a 40-year-old man had been killed in Tainan. More than 60 people in Tainan remain hospitalized, […]

  • A photo of Austin Lacey dressed up as Elsa from the Disney film 'Frozen" was provided by his family.

    Boy Ordered to Remove Costume After Dressing as Elsa on Disney Day at a Menifee Middle School

    Students at Ethan Chase Middle School in Menifee were encouraged to wear Disney costumes for spirit day on Thursday. Austin Lacey, 13, chose to dress as Elsa from the movie “Frozen.” The eighth-grader told KTLA that his classmates loved the idea and asked him to pose for selfies. But, the school principal apparently felt it was inappropriate and told him to take off the costume. A statement from Romoland School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Vitale read in part: “This action […]

  • Some motorcyclists were alleging that someone was intentionally pouring oil on roads in Malibu Canyon in an effect to keep them from traveling on the popular routes.

    Motorcyclists Claim Canyon Roads in Malibu Are Being Sabotaged to Keep Them Away

    Some motorcyclists believe that someone is sabotaging roads in Malibu Canyon by intentionally pouring oil on them. Mark Mester reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 4, 2016. Some motorcyclists were alleging Wednesday that someone was intentionally pouring oil on roads in Malibu Canyon in an effect to keep them from traveling on the popular routes. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

  • Two and a half years after he nearly died during practice, Valencia High School basketball player Chibuzo Ikonte is back on the court. (Credit: KTLA)

    Valencia Basketball Player Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Practice Makes ‘Miracle’ Comeback

    More than two years ago, doctors told Chibuzo Ikonte’s family that he had a slim chance of survival after the freshman basketball player collapsed during practice at Valencia High School. “I had just taken a water break and mid-conversation I collapsed into my teammate’s arms and went into cardiac arrest,” Ikonte said. According to his mother, Ikonte had a thickened heart muscle that caused the attack. Fellow players who were trained in CPR and the use of a defibrillator managed […]

  • Long Beach police released this image of a man suspected of inappropriately touching a child in the men's room of a restaurant in Long Beach.

    Help Sought ID’ing Man Accused of Touching Child in Long Beach Restaurant’s Men’s Room

    Authorities on Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying a man who investigators said inappropriately touched a boy in a restaurant bathroom in Long Beach over the weekend. The incident occurred at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street (map) at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, the Long Beach Police Department stated in a news release. The man seen on surveillance video allegedly touched a child in the men’s restroom of the business and then fled. The […]

  • Cedrick Argueta, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, is one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the exam. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lincoln Heights Teenager One of Only 12 Worldwide to Get Perfect Score on AP Calculus Exam

    Cedrick Argueta, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, was one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the exam. The 17-year-old was among 302,532 students to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam, which tests the fundamental theories of calculus in a series of multiple-choice and free-response problems, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Unified School District. Cedrick, whose mom is a nurse and dad is a maintenance […]

  • Lawyers on Dec. 8, 2015, hosted a news conference and showed video allegedly capturing a cloud of gas caused by a leak at Aliso Canyon.

    Porter Ranch Residents Attend Town Hall Meeting Regarding Massive Natural Gas Leak

    Hundreds of Porter Ranch residents packed a town hall meeting in Woodland Hills Friday organized by a coalition of law firms to address the massive natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company`s Aliso Canyon facility. Kimberly Cheng reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

  • An unidentified couple is seen on their wedding day in a photo found on a camera memory card in Laguna Beach.

    Chino Hills Couple Finds Memory Card Filled With Wedding Pictures; Looking for Newlyweds

    A Chino Hills couple was reaching out to the public Thursday for help in identifying the bride and groom whose Christmas Eve wedding pictures they found on a digital camera memory card. Lauren and Brian Heiser found the card on a street in Laguna Beach during a trip to the Montage Hotel on December 27. The card was marked with the names, Joe and Sindy. The Heiser’s believe the pictures represent the start of a legacy for the newlywed couple […]

  • Linda Gregorczyk and her 4-year-old son were forced to move out of their Porter Ranch home after a massive natural gas leak at the Gas Company`s Aliso Canyon facility back in October. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Forced to Relocate From Porter Ranch Home Claims She Is Getting No Help From SoCal Gas

    Linda Gregorczyk and her 4-year-old son were forced to move out of their Porter Ranch home after a massive natural gas leak at the Gas Company`s Aliso Canyon facility back in October. They had been staying in hotels since December while Gregorczyk attempted to find a temporary home. After finally locating a property available for a short-term lease, Gregorczyk told KTLA she can`t move in because her claim with the Southern California Gas Company`s relocation program has not been approved. […]