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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 shopper wears a turkey hat at Best Buy on Los Feliz Boulevard. Their doors opened at 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving evening.  (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Thanksgiving Shoppers Pack Stores Ahead of Black Friday

    The holiday season shopping marathon began Thursday as throngs of bargain hunters packed retailers ahead of Black Friday. Hoards of people are expected to participate in what has become an annual event. Most markdowns are available online, but plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened on Thanksgiving Day. Among them are Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, Macy’s, Kohl’s, RadioShack and Kmart. Other stores will wait until Friday morning to kick off holiday shopping, including H&M, T.J. Maxx, Staples, Barnes & Noble, GameStop, Bed […]

  • A photo shows the  3-month-old cockapoo rescued by the Saving SPOT in West Hollywood.

    Actor Dwayne Johnson​ Steps Up to Help Tortured Puppy With Life-Threatening Heart Condition

    The heartbreaking plight of a puppy found abandoned with his mouth wired shut may have a Hollywood-style happy ending thanks to actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson​, a local rescue announced Wednesday. The 4-month-old cockapoo was initially found at the North Central Shelter with “a large metal wire wrapped around the bottom portion of his mouth,” according to a post on a GoFundMe page set up for the dog’s medical bills. The shelter had to use bolt cutters to remove the […]

  • Luis Lorenzo Vargas breaks down in court on Nov. 23, 2015, as he is exonerated for three sexual assaults that he was convicted of and spent 16 years in jail for. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Falsely Convicted Man Exonerated After 16 Years in Prison; DNA Evidence Points to ‘Teardrop Rapist’ As Real Attacker

    A man who spent the past 16 years in prison for the sexual assault of three women in L.A. County was exonerated Monday after recently-tested DNA evidence pointed to the long-sought “Teardrop Rapist” as the likely attacker. Luis Vargas, 46, was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 1999 for raping a 15-year-old girl, and attacking and attempting to rape two other victims, the Los Angeles Times reported. Upon his conviction, Vargas told the court: “I’m concerned (the) individual (who) […]

  • Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Erupts in West Los Angeles High-Rise Office Building

    Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Friday night. The blaze broke out around 8:35 p.m. at the building in the 1100 block of South Beverly Drive in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire appeared to be burning on the fifth or sixth floor of the Citibank building, aerial video showed. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 30 minutes. […]

  • Dozens turned out in Downey to pay their respects to slain officer Ricardo Galvez on Nov. 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grief-Stricken Family and Friends Gather at Vigil for Slain Downey Police Officer

    Holding candles and clutching photographs, dozens of distraught mourners gathered Thursday night at the spot where Downey Officer Ricardo Galvez was fatally shot. Galvez, a five-year veteran of the force and a former U.S. Marine, was shot while sitting in his personal car in a public parking lot near the police station, in what investigators were calling a “botched robbery attempt.” The 25-year-old officer was a “tremendous young man” who loved serving the residents of Downey, police Chief Carl Charles […]

  • One person is taken into custody following an attack on a custodian in Victorville. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Arrested in Brutal, Caught on Camera, Paintball Attack on High School Janitor in Victorville

    Graphic video obtained from an anonymous source appeared to show several suspects shooting a custodian at Victor Valley High School point blank in the face with a paintball gun and beating him, and authorities said Wednesday that three teens were in custody. The attack occurred when the custodian was in the school’s swimming pool area at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, said Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Video showed the custodian, identified later as 65-year-old Jose Benitez, was walking […]

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    Alleged Arson Attack Caught on Video at Auto Body Shop in Wilmington

    The owner of an auto body shop in Wilmington said Monday that someone ignited his business on fire using Molotov cocktails, and he has video of the arson attack. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.  

  • One World Trade Center was lit up in blue, white and red to show support of France in the wake of the deadly attacks on Nov. 13, 2015. (Credit: WPIX)

    Support Pours in for France in Wake of Deadly Paris Attacks

    People around the world took to social media in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday to express solidarity and show their support for the French city. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2015.

  • KTLA's Sky5 helicopter crew traced the source of a green laser to a home in Pomona on Nov. 12, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    KTLA News Helicopter Among Dozens of Aircraft in 10 States Targeted by Lasers in Recent Days

    While flying over the scene of a crash in Pomona Thursday night, KTLA’s Sky5 helicopter crew was targeted by a bright green laser shooting into the sky. The news crew was able to track the apparent source of the laser to a home in the 1100 block of North Gordon Street and notified the Pomona Police Department. The person operating the laser was determined to be a juvenile, according to officers at the scene. The 15-year-old was arrested for pointing […]