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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
  • A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita on July 22, 2016. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Explodes to Over 3,300 Acres in Santa Clarita Area; New Evacuations Ordered in Little Tujunga Canyon

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling an out-of-control wildfire burning across the Angeles National Forest, prompting mandatory evacuations in the Santa Clarita area and Little Tujunga Canyon Friday evening. Being called the Sand Fire, the blaze had scorched 3,327 acres as of 10 p.m., less than eight hours after it was first reported. It was 0 percent contained. The fire began around 2:10 p.m. along the northbound side of the freeway near Sand Canyon Road, and people were told to avoid […]

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    Self-Proclaimed ‘Pokemon Go’ Safety Patrol Hands Out Fraudulent Citations to Players in Huntington Beach

    Two men wearing construction-type vests were caught on camera handing out fraudulent citations to gamers playing “Pokemon Go” in Huntington Beach, according to witnesses. The tickets accuse players of being a “nuisance” and threaten to impose a $22,000 fine. Kimberly Cheng reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

  • Surveillance video captured images of three robbers who tricked an elderly Rowland Heights woman into letting them into her home. (Credit: Carl Giardina)

    Elderly Woman Distracted As Robbers Ransack Her Rowland Heights Home, Steal Safe

    A 93-year-old woman in Rowland Heights was tricked into allowing three strangers into her home who ended up stealing all of her most valuable possessions, including her engagement ring and late husband’s wedding band, authorities said Tuesday. The robbery, which occurred at the elderly woman’s Rowland Heights home on July 8, was captured on the victim’s security camera. A woman rang the elderly victim’s doorbell and said she was the neighbor’s niece, and that they were unable to get into the home […]

  • A pursuit crash injured several people in Valinda on July 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 Injured, Including Baby, After Pursuit of Suspected DUI Driver Ends in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Valinda

    At least 8 people were injured Monday evening when a police pursuit of a suspected DUI driver ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Valinda. Just before 8 p.m., a white Acura was spotted in the area of Holton Street and Avington Avenue by West Covina police officers, according to a release from the West Covina Police Department. The Acura suddenly sped away and a pursuit was initiated, the release stated. The officers chased the Acura north on Avington, then west […]

  • A teen with autism turned himself in at a police station a week after he allegedly attacked a Burbank officer during a traffic stop. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen With Autism Turns Himself in After Allegedly Violent Traffic Stop in Burbank; Mother Outraged

    An upset mother expressed outrage after her 16-year-old son, who was subdued with pepper spray and a Taser during a physical confrontation with a Burbank police officer during a traffic stop last week, turned himself in on Friday. Through tears, the teen’s mother spoke out during an afternoon news conference, claiming the officer’s actions caused her son with autism to react the way he did. “Seeing my child on the ground being Tased by a police officer was the worst moment […]

  • The victim of a home-invasion robbery in North Hills is shown on July 14, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    ‘I Was Begging Him Not to Kill Me,’ Homeowner Says of North Hills Home-Invasion Robbery

    A North Hills homeowner was badly injured in a violent home-invasion robbery that occurred partially in front of his two young daughters early Thursday. The incident was reported just after 3:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of Valjean Avenue, said Sgt. Gabriel Colon of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division. Four males wearing hoodies apparently entered the home and one of the males pistol-whipped the homeowner, Colon said. The group divided when they got inside, according to the male […]

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    Owners of Popular Silver Lake Bar Respond to Allegations of Customers Being Drugged: Report

    The owners of Tenants of the Trees, a popular bar in Silver Lake, responded to allegations that several customers have been drugged at the establishment, the Los Feliz Ledger reported. Kimberly Cheng reports from Silver Lake for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on July 13, 2016.

  • Actress Jennifer Aniston attends Open Roads World Premiere of "Mother's Day" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 13, 2016, in Hollywood (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Jennifer Aniston Says She’s Not Pregnant But ‘Fed up’ With Media Portrayal of Women

    Jennifer Aniston isn’t pregnant — but she is “fed up” with the constant media speculation and “objectification” about her personal life that has led to years of rampant rumors, she says in a new essay. In a piece published Tuesday by Huffington Post, the “Friends” actress simultaneously dispels the most recent round of pregnancy rumors and takes the celebrity news industry to task for perpetuating unhealthy standards and ideas. “The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a […]

  • Eighty-year-old Willem Damen was transported to the hospital after being attacked outside his Palmdale home on July 11, 2016. (Credit: DonLuisMeza)

    Suspects Sought After 80-Year-Old Man Jumped and Beaten on Front Porch of Palmdale Home

    An 80-year-old man was recovering Monday after being attacked and beaten while defending his son from as many as five attackers outside their Palmdale home, family members told KTLA. Kimberly Cheng reports from Palmdale for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, July 11, 2016.