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
  • K-rails are seen ahead of storm expected to hit Duarte on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Duarte Residents Staying Home Despite Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued for Fish Fire Burn Area

    Some residents in Duarte have decided to stay put Friday evening, despite the mandatory evacuations in place as a powerful storm barrels across Southern California. The City issued a Red Alert beginning at 7 a.m. for areas impacted by the Fish Fire, according to its website. A flash flood warning was in effect in the area until 5:15 p.m., officials reported. The alert placed 202 homes under mandatory evacuation orders as the storm was expected to bring up to an […]

  • Rain water pooled in front of several homes near the Seal Beach pier on Jan. 23, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Seal Beach Residents Shore up Homes Ahead of Expected Flood Conditions

    With a waterfront that is extremely susceptible to flood conditions, Seal Beach residents sought to increase protection for their homes from flood conditions ahead of a powerful storm expected to roll in Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and high wind and surf warnings for the beach town for Friday and Saturday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 16, 2017.

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    Suspect in 78-Year-Old Alhambra Woman’s Death Arrested After He Was Found Sleeping in Car Near Crime Scene

    A man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of a 78-year-old Chinese woman whose body was found in her Alhambra townhouse, authorities said. Alhambra police were alerted to the incident around 1 p.m. after the victim, identified as Moon Chueng, was found on the patio by her daughter, who lives in the complex at 1800 block of Garvey Avenue, according to Sgt. Troy Ewig with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. First responders attempted to render aid, but Chueng was […]

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    Authorities Investigate West Adams Hit-and-Run That Shattered Woman’s Leg

    No suspects have yet been identified in a hit-and-run last Thursday in West Adams that forced the victim to undergo surgery on her broken leg. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 14, 2017.

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    Father, Daughter Die After Car Strikes Pole at High Speed in Palmdale

    Mourners gathered at a vigil in Palmdale Monday night to honor the lives of a Palmdale father and daughter who died over the weekend in a high-speed car crash. The single-vehicle incident involving Manuel and Vanessa Paniagua’s yellow Camaro was reported around 6:20 p.m. Sunday on 25th Street East near Joshua Hills Drive, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Oscar Martinez. The 2014 Chevy appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed before striking a pole and may have been […]

  • The backyard of a home in Beverly Crest was damaged after a water main break apparently caused mud to slide down a hillside on Feb. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Line Break Causes Mud to Slide into Backyard of Beverly Crest Home: LAFD

    A water line break appears to have caused mud to slide into the backyard of a Beverly Crest home Monday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The incident was reported about 1:45 p.m. in the 9000 block of West Burroughs Road, according to the fire department Frefighters responded to the area divert the water. The Department of Water and Power eventually shut down the line, but officials told KTLA that the agency does not own the pipe that […]

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    Woman Fatally Struck in Santa Ana Dollar Tree Parking Lot While Mourning Cousin Who Was Killed There the Day Before

    A woman who was paying her respects to her cousin at the Santa Ana location where he was killed the night before was fatally struck by a car following a confrontation with the driver, police said Friday. Officers responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at the Dollar Tree store parking lot in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue about 10:40 p.m. Thursday and located the victim, who suffered multiple injuries, according to a Santa Ana […]

  • Protestors against deportation and immigration raids close off a section of Aliso Street in downtown L.A. on Feb. 9, 2017. (Credit: Chris Gierowski / KTLA)

    Protest Erupts in Downtown L.A. Following Reports of Immigration Raids at Homes Across Southern California

    While immigration advocates say more than 100 people were detained Thursday as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials conducted home raids across three Southern California counties, the federal agency insists its operations were “routine” and not part of President Donald Trump’s unprecedented immigration crackdown. ICE officials have yet to release detailed information on how many people the agency arrested Thursday and where they were taken into custody, only stating that the activities were “targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who […]

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    High-Speed Pursuit of Mercedes in South L.A. Ends With A Multiple-Vehicle Crash Following Officer-Involved Shooting

    Los Angeles police pursued a white Mercedes in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, exchanging fire with a man they believed was involved in a shooting, according to the LAPD. The pursuit began around 3 p.m. when police spotted the car on the 110 Freeway that they believed was involved in a shooting in the 77th Street area the night before, according to LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it exited the freeway and entered a parking garage south of […]