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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
  • Margaret Madrid was found strangled and dumped in a gutter in the City of Industry in 1977.

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Detective Still Working to Solve 1977 Child Slaying

    More than 37 years after her small body was found dumped in a gutter in the City of Industry, Detective Stuart Reed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for Margaret Madrid‘s killer. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Tipsters can contact L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting “TIPLA” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). More information is available on http://www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

  • A 14-year-old Venice middle school student claimed he was choked by his teacher. His injuries were seen in a photo provided by the family.

    Middle School Student Claims LAUSD Teacher Choked Him

    A 14-year-old student at Mark Twain Middle School in Venice claims he was injured after his history teacher lost his temper and placed him in a chokehold last Friday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 25, 2014.

  • Woman reports that coyote attacked her 4-year-old daughter outside Hollywood home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Claims 4-Year-Old Daughter Was Attacked by Coyote Outside Hollywood Home

    The Department of Fish and Wildlife were investigating an alleged coyote attack involving a 4-year-old girl in Hollywood. The incident reportedly occurred Sunday morning in the Hollywood Dell area. The Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified the next day. The child was knocked down, but was not bitten, according to a department spokesperson. Wildlife officers came out twice to search the area, but were not able to locate the coyote, the spokesperson said. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA […]

  • A family photo of Christian Cervantes and his girlfriend.

    $30,000 Reward Announced in Unsolved Mistaken-Identity Slaying in Downey

    A $30,000 reward was announced Wednesday as Downey police released never before seen video from Gloria`s Restaurant and Cantina on the night that 25-year-old Christian Cervantes was shot and killed in what investigators believed was a case of mistaken identity. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Tipsters can contact L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting “TIPLA” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). More information is available on http://www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

  • Two OCFA dispatchers helped walk dads through two separate births in one week. (Credit:KTLA)

    911 Dispatchers Honored for Helping 2 Dads Deliver Babies That Just Couldn’t Wait

    Two 911 dispatchers were honored Thursday by the Orange County Fire Authority at a ceremony that gave the parents of two newborns an opportunity to express their gratitude in person. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • Surveillance video showed a masked thief loading drones into a wheelbarrow. (Credit: PMG Multi-Rotors)

    Thief Uses Wheelbarrow to Steal $500,000 Worth of Drones From Corona Company

    A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and face mask was caught on surveillance video Tuesday using a rock to break the glass doors at PMG Multi-Rotors in Corona before making off with $500,000 worth of drones. The thief stole 11 high-tech drones and helicopters used in movie production, according to Connor Wyse of PMG Multi-Rotors. The video showed the masked thief loading the drones into a wheelbarrow. The thief then had to break the glass on a second door to […]

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    West L.A. Residents Declare War on App That Directs Traffic Through Their Neighborhoods

    Westside residents have declared war on a popular traffic and navigation app called “WAZE.”They were reportedly trying to trick the system by feeding false information to make certain street in their neighborhoods appear more congested than they really are. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

  • An investigation was underway after deputies shot and killed two men in East Los Angeles on Nov, 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill 2 Men After 1 Allegedly Points Replica Handgun at Pedestrian

    Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two men early Sunday morning in East L.A. after one of them allegedly pointed a replica handgun at a pedestrian and the deputies, officials said. Around 2:20 a.m. a 32-year-old man was walking through a business parking lot in the 1100 block of South Atlantic Boulevard (map) when two men in a light-colored SUV allegedly drove alongside him, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. No words were exchanged and the passenger […]

  • A woman gets taken into custody during a protest in front of a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera on Nov. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Pico Rivera Wal-Mart, Workers & Critics Protest Company’s Alleged Retaliation

    Hundreds of Wal-Mart workers and those supporting them protested alleged retaliation by the retail giant near a Pico Rivera store Thursday evening, with dozens getting taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Department. The arrests, which took place where workers sat in an intersection at Paramount and Washington boulevards, followed an earlier sit-in strike at the company’s Crenshaw Boulevard store in Baldwin Hills. Photos posted by a union on Twitter showed people holding signs with their mouths taped closed inside the […]