KIMBERLY CHENG
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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, Kimberly is proud to tell stories that affect her hometown.

Prior to joining KTLA, Kimberly was a fill-in anchor, reporter and multimedia journalist at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.

Kimberly also worked at the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, California. She has worn several hats: anchor, producer, reporter and red carpet host.

Fight on! Kimberly is a proud graduate from the University of Southern California where she earned a double-degree in broadcast journalism and political science.

Kimberly’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.

Kimberly 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. Kimberly’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, Kimberly likes to stay active. Her hobbies include hiking, biking along the beach, dancing and singing.


Recent Articles
  • A car that was rear-ended crashed into a South L.A. bus stop on Sept. 26, 2016, critically injuring three people. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Struck, Killed After Rear-Ended SUV Crashes into South L.A. Bus Stop; Driver Flees Scene

    A man in his 70s died after being struck by a rear-ended SUV that crashed into a South Los Angeles bus stop, officials said. Two other people were critically injured and the female driver of the car that rear-ended the SUV ran away from the scene, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. in the 440 block of West 54th Street in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles. A preliminary investigation found that the SUV was making a […]

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    High Temperatures to Continue Through Week, Making Wildfires More Likely

    The current heat wave is likely to extend until at least Tuesday due to the Santa Ana winds, putting the region on wildfire alert. Kimberly Cheng reports from Long Beach for the KTLA 5 News Sunday Edition on Sept. 25, 2016.

  • The intersection of West 1st and North Beacon streets in San Pedro is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

    2 Women, 1 Man Shot in San Pedro: LAPD

    Three victims were all shot in the leg Sunday in San Pedro near the intersection of West First and North Beacon streets, police said. The three individuals, two women and one man in their 20s, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Helen Pallares said. The victims are roommates who shared an apartment in the neighborhood, authorities said. They were shot after a gray, four-door, late-model Toyota car pulled up on West First Street. Upon spotting the victims, a passenger […]

  • Teacher Stuart Sellz and his P.E. students try to beat the August heat by having class at the back of the auditorium rather than outside at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg/ Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Board of Education Votes to Move School Start Closer to Labor Day

    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would move the start of school closer to Labor Day, a topic that has generated strong feelings among parents. The decision moves away from the district’s current “early start” calendar, but also allows students to complete the first semester before winter break. This year classes began on Aug. 16 and will end on June 9. “I think we’re starting too early right now,” said board member George […]

  • An attempted kidnapping suspect is shown in a sketch on Sept. 19, 2016. (Credit: El Monte Police Department)

    El Monte Man With Distinctive Tattoos Wanted for Attempted Kidnapping of 9-Year-Old Student

    El Monte police are investigating Monday after a man with distinctive tattoos tried to abduct a 9-year-old boy from his school, according to authorities. The young elementary school student was waiting for his mother to pick him up from La Primaria School in the 4200 block of Gilman Road around 2 p.m. on Thursday. The man approached the child while he waited, police said. The man then grabbed the boy by the wrist and attempted to drag him away, according […]

  • Two people were stabbed near a Holiday Inn in Anaheim on Sept. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed Near Disneyland

    Two people were stabbed just minutes apart in Anaheim Thursday night, police said. Officers responded to a 32-year-old man who had been stabbed in the 1100 block of West Ball Road just outside of Disneyland at 7:59 p.m. Two minutes later, 911 dispatchers received a second call regarding a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed in 1200 Block of Walnut Street in front of a Holiday Inn, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Both were transported to a local hospital and […]

  • Yonatan Daniel Aguilar, 11, is seen in a family photo album shown at his public memorial on Sept. 14, 2016 in Echo Park.

    11-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Echo Park Closet Weighed Only 34 Pounds; Public Memorial Held

    An 11-year-old Echo Park boy who allegedly died due to neglect and severe malnutrition at the hands of his mother, weighed only 34 pounds when he was found and had been the subject of several child abuse allegations over the years, the Los Angeles Times reported. According to the newspaper, case records and police reports showed Yonatan Daniel Aguilar was on the “high” risk radar for abuse at the Department of Children and Family Services between  2009-2012, but a police […]

  • Julia Sevilla, 15, is a local teen chess champion from Granada Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Chess Champion Prepping for World Youth Championship in Russia

    A 15-year-old Granada Hills Charter High School student is a chess champion, ranked in the top one percent in the country. Now Julia Sevilla is getting ready to compete in Russia at the World Youth Chess Championship. Kimberly Chang reports from Granada Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 13, 2016.

  • Sergio Ortiz is seen in a booking photo released by  LAPD on Sept. 12, 2016.

    ‘Revenge Porn’ Suspect Arrested After Uploading Sex Video to Pornographic Website: LAPD

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested in a “revenge porn” case after allegedly uploading a video of himself having sex with a victim onto a pornographic website, LAPD announced Monday morning. Sergio Ortiz met the female victim through an online dating website, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. The pair mutually agreed to have sex, and the suspect took the woman back to his place. Ortiz allegedly began recording the two having sex after the victim “reluctantly […]