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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
  • Gordo was recovering at a Culver City animal hospital on Sept. 18, 2014, one day after he was hit by a van during a pursuit. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gordo Said to Be Doing Well Following Surgery for Injuries Sustained During South L.A. Pursuit

    A day after being struck by a van during a wild police chase in South Los Angeles, the maltese-mix named Gordo was recovering after undergoing surgery that was deemed a success. The canine was walking on a residential street Wednesday night when he was hit by the vehicle, which had spun out and lost two tires moments earlier when a police cruiser performed a PIT maneuver. His owner, Santos Son, said Gordo ran out of the home when he opened […]

  • Gordo was injured after being hit by a van during a pursuit in South L.A., but he was expected to be OK. (Credit: Santos Son)

    Dog Struck, Injured During CHP Pursuit Involving Stolen Van in South L.A.

    A stolen white van involved in a wild police chase with the California Highway Patrol on South Los Angeles surface streets struck a dog a short time before the pursuit ended, injuring the pet. The chase lasted a little more than an hour before it was terminated on Manchester Avenue west of Central Avenue. It began around 8 p.m. in the area of 77th Place and Central Avenue  after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department ran the license plate on […]

  • Ten people were injured when an SUV crashed into Little Caesars restaurant in Pacoima on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: Kimberly Cheng/KTLA)

    Family That Survived After Car Crashed Through Pacoima Little Caesars Restaurant Speaks

    Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 17, 2014.

  • Power lines are seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Still Without Power as Heat Wave Grips SoCal; LADWP’s Energy Use Record Broken

    Thousands of Southern Californians remained without power on Tuesday amid a scorching heat wave that has resulted excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for parts of the region. About 3,900 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power as of 1 p.m., with the majority of the outages located in the Vermont Vista area, according to a spokesperson. Crews have been working to restore power since the first outages were reported on Tuesday when customers set a new all-time high […]

  • Criminal Charges to Be Filed Against Alleged Unsafe Party Bus After 1 Passenger Killed

    The Los Angeles City Attorney was filing multiple criminal charges against the owner of an alleged unsafe party bus. One passenger was killed nearly a year ago when a door suddenly opened and dropped him onto the Hollywood Freeway. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 15, 2014.

  • A pothole is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A.’s Bad Roads Cost Drivers $2,500 Per Year: Report

    Unrepaired roads in Los Angeles cost drivers about $2,500 per year, according to a newly released report. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • Alex Tung is seen in a photo from a Facebook page in support of his fight against leukemia.

    Bone Marrow Donor Sought for Man Diagnosed with Leukemia

    A bone marrow donor is being sought for Alex Tung, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Potential donors may register online at bethematch.org. Visit the Facebook page in support of Tung here.

  • A gray whale was spotted near the shores of Marina del Rey on Sept. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gray Whale Spotted Near Marina del Rey Shore and Under Boat Docks

    A gray whale that was believed to have somehow separated from its mother could be seen swimming close to the Marina del Rey shore and under a boat dock Tuesday afternoon, video showed. Officials monitored the whale as it migrated from Malibu to the Marina del Rey area around 1 p.m., but didn’t see anything harmful about its activities, L.A. County Lifeguard Chief Fernando Boiteux said. It appeared to be a baby gray wale that was 20 feet long, L.A. County […]

  • Flames charred a portion of the closed Colossus on Sept. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Magic Mountain’s Colossus Roller Coaster Catches Fire; Peak Collapses

    Firefighters responded to a blaze that damaged the iconic Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain Monday afternoon, a little over three weeks after the ride closed for renovation. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was called to the scene at the amusement park in Santa Clarita just after 1:30 p.m., fire Inspector Scott Miller said. Photos posted to Twitter showed a column of smoke appearing to rise from a high point on the ride. When Sky5 arrived, an […]