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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.


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    Long Beach Retirement Community Being Turned into Rehab Center; Residents Get Eviction Notices

    Residents of The Breakers retirement community were given 60 day eviction notices this week after the building owner’s failed to renew their lease. According to the Long Beach Post, the owner chose instead to lease the building to a company that operates addiction recovery facilities. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

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    Good Samaritans Stop Alleged Purse-Snatcher Targeting Elderly Woman Walking Home From Church

    Two passers-by were being called “superheroes” on Monday after getting out of their car and chasing after a man who allegedly stole an 82-year-old woman’s purse as she was walking home from church on Sunday in La Habra. The suspect, 25-year-old Alfredo Lezama, managed to get away after dropping the purse. But he was later arrested. The good deed was caught on surveillance camera, but the identities of the good Samaritans were still unknown. Police hope someone will recognize the […]

  • A CHP officer sprang into action and was able to get an allegedly intoxicated and passed out woman out of her vehicle on the 805 Freeway in San Diego. (Credit: KGTV via CNN)

    Allegedly Intoxicated Driver Passes Out in Car on San Diego Freeway, Prompting CHP Rescue

    A California Highway Patrol officer rescued an allegedly intoxicated driver who appeared to be passed out in the driver’s seat while on a busy San Diego area freeway, according to a report. The woman was stopped in the middle of the northbound 805 with cars speeding by early Friday when a passerby ran to the vehicle and tried to awaken her, CNN affiliate KGTV reported. He tapped on the window and yelled, “Wake up,” but the woman remained unresponsive, video […]

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    College Student Hospitalized After Being Attacked by Stranger With a Machete in San Juan Capistrano

    A man in his 20s underwent surgery Thursday night after being attacked in a parking lot by a stranger wielding a machete in San Juan Capistrano. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10.

  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department provided this image of Pardeep Kumar, 47,  who was arrested on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, involuntary servitude and human trafficking.

    Restaurant Owner in Santa Clarita Valley Accused of Holding Cook As a Slave for 3 Years

    A Santa Clarita Valley restaurant owner has been arrested after an employee told investigators he endured three years of slavery, authorities said. Pardeep Kumar, 47, is accused of forcing one of his cooks to work seven days a week, about 12 to 14 hours each day, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When the cook made mistakes, Kumar would physically assault him, sheriff’s officials said. The employee, whose identity was not released, was barred from contact with the […]

  • A $5,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot the adult male pelican, which was left seriously injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    $5,000 Reward Offered in Shooting of Brown Pelican in Redondo Beach

    The brown pelican was removed from the federal endangered species list only about five years ago, so after a bird was found seriously injured with a gunshot wound in Redondo Beach, rescuers decided the shooter needed to be caught. A group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot the adult male pelican, which was left seriously injured. “As a species only recently removed from the endangered species list in […]

  • Tyler Hoeft, 14, died Friday of massive head injuries, one day after crashing his motorcycle during the Freestone Amateur Motocross Championship in Worthham, Texas.

    Teen Motocross Racer From Castaic Killed in Crash During Competition in Texas

    A 14-year-old boy from Castaic died from massive head injuries one day after crashing his motorcycle during a national motocross competition in Texas, his family said Monday. Tyler Hoeft was competing in the Freestone Amateur Motocross competition in Wortham, Texas, last Thursday when the crash occurred. “I did not see it, thank God,” his father, Darrin Hoeft, told KTLA. “But I felt it when I saw the Red Cross.” Tyler succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Three days later, friends […]

  • Erica Alonso was seen in a photograph provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Vigil Held for OC Woman Who Vanished After Night Out Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Family and friends gathered Friday at a candlelight vigil for 27-year-old Erica Alonso, a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine`s Day. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, March 20, 2015.

  • Surveillance video showed a store clerk in Pasadena being robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing at ski mask on March 18, 2015.

    Armed Robber Wearing Ski Mask Terrorizes Convenience Store Clerk in Pasadena

    Surveillance video released Thursday showed a frightening armed robbery at a gas station convenience store in Pasadena during which a store clerk was held at gunpoint while the robber emptied the cash register. The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a Mobil Gas station convenience store near South Lake Avenue and San Pasqual Street. The video showed the robber as he entered the store, pulled out a gun and covered his face with a ski mask. “I asked him […]