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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 screenshot from an Instagram video shows firefighters dousing flames with water after a small plane crashed in Riverside on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

    Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes, Bursts Into Flames in Riverside Neighborhood

    A small plane crashed and burst into flames in a residential area of Riverside on Sunday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The air traffic control tower at Riverside Municipal Airport about 5 p.m. received a distress call from a single-engine B35 Cessna, according to Capt. Tim Odebralski of the Riverside Fire Department. The pilot reported having engine trouble and requested an emergency landing at the airport. Shortly afterward, “the pilot stated that he didn’t think he was going to […]

  • Two bicyclists were critically injured after being hit by a vehicle in Calabasas on July 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After 2 Bicyclists Are Critically Injured in Calabasas

    A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Calabasas Thursday after hitting two bicyclists who were hospitalized in critical condition. Kimberly Cheng reports from Westwood for the KTLA5 News at 10 on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

  • Police and fire crrews were investigating a possible marijuana grow house in Baldwin Park. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Crews Uncover Possible Marijuana Grow House in Baldwin Park; Hazmat Team Responds

    Police were investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire at a suspected illegal marijuana grow house in Baldwin Park on Tuesday evening. Fire crews responded around 5:15 p.m. to a fire at a home in the back of a property in the 14400 block of Estella Street. After knocking down the flames, fire crews discovered three three 55-gallon drums and about 100 smaller 5-gallon containers, according to Bernard Peters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It was not known what […]

  • Actress Demi Moore attends the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for LACMA)

    Man, 21, Identified After Drowning at Beverly Crest Home of Demi Moore: Report, Officials

    An investigation was underway after a 21-year-old man drowned at Demi Moore’s home in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of L.A.’s Westside on Sunday morning, according to authorities and the Associated Press. Emergency personnel initially responded to a call for a water rescue in the 9700 block of Oak Pass Road shortly after 5:15 a.m., according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. But by the time crews arrived, the person was beyond medical help, Humphrey said. […]

  • Dario Rojas, 57, of San Fernando, is seen in a family photo.

    San Fernando Man, 57, Dies After Being Beaten and Carjacked in Front of His Home

    An investigation continued Monday into the fatal beating and carjacking of a 57-year-old man outside his home in San Fernando, police said. Dario Rojas drove up to his house in the 11300 block of Acala Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday and parked his 1997 Toyota RAV4, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. A security guard at Encino Tarzana Hospital, his usual routine was to leave the SUV running while he opened the gate to the driveway, according to his […]

  • Cellphone video captured the moment when the man was fatally shot by authorities on July 16, 2015.

    Cellphone Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting in Moreno Valley; Witness Describes Confrontation

    Cellphone video provided to KTLA on Thursday showed the final moments of a deadly confrontation between Moreno Valley police and a man accused of attacking an officer hours earlier. The incident began about 3 a.m. Thursday when officers with the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to a call from a parent reporting a mentally ill man assaulting a family member in the 25000 block of Fir Avenue, said Deputy Michael Vasquez, a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. As officers attempted […]

  • A still from video obtained via a lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times and other news outlets shows the fatal 2013 Gardena police shooting of Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, 34, that resulted in a $4.7 million settlement.

    After Judge’s Order, Gardena Releases Dramatic Videos Showing Fatal 2013 Police Shooting

    Videos that the city of Gardena fought to keep secret show police officers fatally shooting a man who appeared confused at their orders and did not appear to pose an immediate threat. Police wounded a second man. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the release of the videos, saying the public had an interest in seeing the recordings after the city settled a lawsuit over the shooting for $4.7 million. The dash cam videos show two perspectives of the incident. […]

  • Man Shot in the Back During Confrontation at Bank of America ATM in South Los Angeles

    Police were investigating a shooting at a Bank of America ATM in South Los Angeles that left a man hospitalized on Monday night. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, July 13, 2015.

  • Malibu's Zuma Beach is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man, 29, Dies After Being Caught in Rip Current Off Malibu’s Zuma Beach

    A 29-year-old man died Sunday after being caught in a rip current in waters off Malibu’s Zuma Beach, officials said. Lifeguards were rescuing people who were struggling in 6-to-8-foot surf about 3:45 p.m. when an adult male swimmer began flailing his arms and disappeared under water, according to Capt. Kenichi Haskett of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division. Lifeguards at the scene immediately began searching for the man, the captain said, and were followed by at least four scuba divers. The missing […]