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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
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    Environmentalist Erin Brockovich Throws Her Support Behind Gardena Black-Water Fight

    Well-known environmentalist Erin Brockovich is throwing her support behind efforts to clean up dirty water flowing into several Gardena homes. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 24, 2015.

  • A family photo shows Levette and Daniel Crespo, who died Sept. 30, 2014, after she shot him multiple times, according to investigators.

    Lyvette Crespo Indicted on Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Killing of Husband, Bell Gardens Mayor

    The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Lyvette Crespo, 43, entered a not guilty plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom after the indictment was unsealed. Her bail was set at $150,000. She fatally shot her husband at their home on Sept. 30, 2014, amid an argument over his infidelity in which their 19-year-old son tried to […]

  • A man's body was found in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue on April 22, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Driving Truck With NC Plates Sought in Fatal Stabbing in Parking Lot of Famed Hollywood Restaurant

    Los Angeles police were looking for a man who fled in a pickup truck with North Carolina plates after another man was found dead in the parking lot of a well-known Hollywood restaurant Wednesday. The body was found at 1727 N. Cherokee Ave., just north of Hollywood Boulevard (map), about 8:30 a.m.,according to Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department said at an early afternoon news conference near the scene. The parking lot is used by the nearly century-old Hollywood institution Musso […]

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    Kylie Jenner Challenge Leads to Pouty-but-Painful Lips; Trend Called ‘Concerning’

    Forget snorting bath salts — the most recent self-destructive craze is suctioning your lips in a shot glass to get Kylie Jenner’s pouty look. Those participating in the #KylieJennerChallenge are hoping to plump up their lips so they resemble those of the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star. Unfortunately, the process, which involves holding a shot glass or small cup up to your lips and inhaling until it’s suctioned around your mouth, isn’t having the desired effect. Instead of getting […]

  • Serrano Middle School in Highland is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Express Outrage After 2 Teen Girls Allegedly Strip-Searched at Highland Middle School

    The parents of two Highland middle school students expressed outrage after the teens were allegedly strip-searched by campus officials who suspected them of possessing narcotics. Chris Pringle and Anita Wilson-Pringle said their 13-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old girl were summoned April 7 to the office of a female vice-principal at Serrano Middle School regarding a drug allegation. The vice principal and a man, possibly a security guard, were in the room when the 13-year-old was asked to “take off her jacket, take […]

  • A seal was recovered after four men allegedly abducted its sibling from Dockweiler State Beach on April 19, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Officials Search for People Who Allegedly Abducted Sea Lion From Dockweiler Beach

    Two men and two women abducted a sea lion after taunting its sibling and mother at Dockweiler State Beach early Sunday morning, officials said. If caught, the four people face federal charges since sea lions are protected animals, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Paula Davidson said. The department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force was investigating the incident. A witness reported the abduction took place at the beach, located in the 12500 block of Vista Del Mar (map), around 3:13 a.m. to police, Davidson […]

  • A photo of a dog being examined at the El Segundo Animal Hospital. (Credit: KTLA)

    Highly Contagious Strain of ‘Dog Flu’ Makes Hundreds of Canines Sick

    A highly contagious strain of the dog flu had made 1,300 dogs sick in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The virus, identified as h3n2, had never been seen before in the U.S., according to Dr. Andrew Streiber of the El Segundo Animal Hospital. The canine influenza virus can be passed from pet-to-pet by a sneeze, cough, or nose-to-nose contact. It was also being reported in cats. H3n2 can live on surfaces and can be carried on human clothing and shoes, […]

  • A 4-year-old girl was allegedly left home alone in Ranch Cucamonga by her mother who went to San Diego for the day with friends. (Credit: KTLA)

    IE Mother Arrested After Leaving Daughter, 4, Home Alone During Trip to San Diego

    A 28-year-old Rancho Cucamonga woman was arrested after leaving her 4-year-old daughter home alone while taking a day trip to San Diego, authorities said Wednesday. Bing Chen was taken into custody when she returned home and told a deputy — through an interpreter — she believed it was OK to leave her child at home because she had left food and instructions on when to eat and go to bed, according to a news release from the Rancho Cucamonga Police […]

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    Topless Dancers Suing Strip Club in Industry Over Wage Dispute

    Hundreds of performers, past and present, were suing Paradise Showgirls in Industry over wages and tips from private dances they claim they were denied by the club owner. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.