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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, Cheng is proud to tell stories that affect her hometown.

Prior to joining KTLA, Cheng was a fill-in anchor, reporter and multimedia journalist at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.

Cheng also worked at the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, California. She has worn several hats: anchor, producer, reporter and red carpet host.

Fight on! Cheng is a proud graduate from the University of Southern California where she earned a double-degree in broadcast journalism and political science.

Cheng'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.

Cheng 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. Cheng'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, Cheng likes to stay active. Her hobbies include hiking, biking along the beach, dancing and singing.


Recent Articles
  • Venus and Jupiter are converging for a close encounter on June 30, 2015. (Credit: NASA)

    Jupiter and Venus Meet in a Summer Sky ‘Conjunction’

    It’s been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss. Amateur astronomers will be pulling out their telescopes, but you don’t need any fancy equipment to view it. Just look to the west: The two planets will be so bright in the sky that you […]

  • Two Men Sought in Pair of Violent Purse-Snatchings in Santa Clarita

    Two women were robbed Monday while walking along busy streets in Santa Clarita by two men who jumped out of a car, grabbed their handbags and drove off. Kimberly Cheng reports from Santa Clarita for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, June 29, 2015.

  • Two firefighters were hospitalized and in stable condition after battling a blaze in El Sereno on June 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    6 Firefighters Injured, 2 Hospitalized, After Battling Blaze in El Sereno

    Six firefighters were injured, two of them hospitalized, after battling a blaze at a vacant building in El Sereno on Sunday, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story commercial building on East Valley Boulevard near Soto Street (map) around 11:30 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said. Nearly 200 firefighters battled the blaze, with six sustaining minor injuries and two being hospitalized and listed in stable condition. The building was believed to have been vacant […]

  • Police said they were investigating an apparent double homicide after discovering the bodies of an elderly couple in Glendale on June 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Investigating Possible Double Homicide After Finding Elderly Couple Dead in Glendale Home

    Glendale police said they were investigating a possible double homicide Sunday after discovering the bodies of a couple who were in their late 70s to early 80s. Family called police saying they were concerned for relatives who lived in the 600 block of Alexander Street (map) after not hearing from them for an undisclosed amount of time, Glendale Police Department spokesman Robert William said. Responding officers entered the residence and found the couple’s bodies. The cause of death was not […]

  • Three people were killed in a head-on crash in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Three Killed, Two Injured in Head-on Collision in San Juan Capistrano

    Three men were killed and a man and a woman were injured in a violent head-on collision between two cars in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday night. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. on Camino Capistrano south of Avery Parkway, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The two injured individuals were transported in unknown condition, said Jeff Hallock with the Sheriff’s department. A dog inside one of the […]

  • A suspected drink driver was arrested after a deadly three car crash in Huntington Beach on June 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After Deadly 3 Car Crash in Huntington Beach

    Police were investigating the possibility that alcohol played a role in a three car crash in Huntington Beach Thursday night that killed a juvenile passenger and left two other people hospitalized. Kimberly Cheng reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

  • Desirae Crittenden is seen in a photo posted to her Facebook page.

    Emotional Vigil Held in Northridge for CSUN Student Killed in Fiery Crash

    Desirae Crystal Crittenden, 19, was remembered Wednesday by family, friends and her sorority sisters as a young woman who made everyone around her feel good about themselves. Kimberly Cheng reports from Northridge for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

  • A photo showing Alejandra del Aguila and Brian Gordon on their wedding day.

    Camera Containing SoCal Couple’s Wedding Video Stolen From Photographer’s Car in West Hollywood

    A local couple was offering a “no questions asked” reward Tuesday for the return of the video cards containing footage of their wedding that were still in a camera stolen from their photographer`s car the day after the ceremony. Kimberly Cheng reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. If you have any information about the video, you can contact the couple here reward@AleAndBrian.com.

  • Surveillance video released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department of a man sought in a distraction burglary at a Thousand Oaks gas station.

    Man Uses Wife, Children to Pull Off Distraction Burglary Targeting Disabled Woman

    Police in Thousand Oaks were asking for the public’s help Monday in identifying a man accused of using his family to help distract an elderly disabled woman while he stole wallet containing money, credit cards and jewelry. It happened on June 10 while the victim was getting gas at a local station in Thousand Oaks, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The man, who also appeared to be getting gas, was with a female adult […]