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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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    Whittier Police Officers Say They Were Forced to Meet Ticket, Arrest Quotas in Lawsuit

    Six Whittier police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas. Officers Jim Azpilicueta, Anthony Gonzalez, Mike Rosario, Nancy Ogle, Steve Johnson and Cpl. Joseph Rivera say they spoke out against the quotas, which they claim were imposed by the Whittier Police Department in 2008, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The officers said their “careers have been materially and adversely […]

  • Brenda Sierra, who was killed in 2002 after being kidnapped in East Los Angeles, is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    Murder Charge Filed Against ‘Friend’ in Cold-Case Killing of Brenda Sierra, Kidnapped in East L.A. in 2002

    Twelve years after the body of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra was found in the San Bernardino Mountains, a woman who was her teenage friend has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the cold-case killing. Sierra disappeared in October 2002, when she was walking to a friend’s house on the way to school in East Los Angeles. She was taken to a home several blocks away, where she was sexually assaulted, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She was then […]

  • A car came to a rest on the sidewalk after crashing in Chatsworth on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Attorney: Man Held in Fatal Chatsworth Street Race Wasn’t Even in the Car

    A man accused of killing two people with his car during an illegal street race in Chatsworth was not driving the high-performance Mustang involved in the fatal crash, his attorney said Monday. Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was booked on suspicion of murder over the weekend after surrendering, but his attorney said he is actually blameless in the crash. Police identified him as one of two drivers engaged in a nighttime speed contest last Thursday  and distributed his photo — which […]

  • Gas Prices Jump More Than 15 Cents Overnight in Southern California

    Los Angeles drivers saw the biggest overnight jump in gas prices on Friday since October 2012. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

  • Robert James Spells is seen in a photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

    Arrest Made in December Shooting of Transgender Woman in South L.A.

    Police held a news conference Thursday to announce an arrest in the December fatal shooting of a transgender woman in South Los Angeles. Deshawnda Sanchez, 21, was killed outside a Chesterfield Square home on Dec. 3 as she called 911 to report being attacked and robbed. While she was making the call, Sanchez said the attacker had returned and shots were heard over the phone, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. “Because of the last […]

  • National Transportation Safety Board rail investigator Rick Downs is seen at a crash site in Oxnard where a Metrolink train collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: NTSB)

    NTSB Obtains Video, Data Recorders From Train in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

    Federal investigators continued their investigation Wednesday into a Metrolink derailment in Oxnard that occurred Tuesday morning when a five-car train struck a pickup truck, leaving dozens of people injured, four critically. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was in custody after being arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury-related crash, more commonly called hit-and-run with injuries, according to police. His attorney said Wednesday that the incident was an “accident” and that the driver — 54-year-old Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona […]

  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]

  • A squat lobster is seen on Newport Beach. (Credit: @audrey.eliza via Instagram)

    Thousands of Squat Lobster Wash Ashore in Newport Beach

    Much of Newport Beach was covered in crustaceans Monday morning after thousands of squat lobster washed ashore. Viewers sent in photos and videos of the unusual sight, but according to Julianne E. Steers of the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, the crab-like creatures end up on shore like this about every six years or so. The squat lobster usually end up onshore during an El Nino event or when water temperatures get warm, according to Steers. Although they are often mistaken […]

  • Final preparations were being made for the 2015 Academy Awards on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Final Preps Underway for 2015 Academy Awards Show in Hollywood

    Final preparations were underway Friday night in anticipation of Sunday’s Academy Awards show including the possibility of rain. Kimberly Cheng reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 20, 2015.  More Video: