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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
  • $50,000 Reward Offered in Santa Ana Shooting Death of 24-Year-Old Innocent Bystander Dumped on Tustin Front Lawn

    Family members and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman who fatally shot an innocent bystander during a gang-related shooting in Santa Ana. The body of Jose Peralta, 24, was found around 6 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor in the front lawn of a home in the 600 block of West Main Street in Tustin. Investigators say Peralta was an innocent bystander shot in the 200 block of South Cedar Street in Santa Ana while inside a parked car, […]

  • 22 Dead, Dozens Injured in Concert Explosion in Manchester, England; Police Investigating It as ‘Terrorist Incident’

    Monday’s attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said. “The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. While police believe the suspect was acting alone, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a […]

  • Cal State L.A. Student, Activist Detained by Immigration Officials Less Than a Month After Her Mother

    A 22-year-old immigration activist and college student was detained by Border Patrol agents Thursday, sparking claims that she was targeted in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother, who was swept up by federal agents during a massive cocaine bust last month. Claudia Rueda was taken into custody while she was moving her family’s car outside their Boyle Heights home Thursday morning, according to her attorney, Monika Langarica. Langarica said Rueda was being held at a federal detention facility […]

  • 59-Year-Old Man ID’d as Driver Killed When Errant Tire Crashed Into His Car in Newhall

    The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Thursday identified a 59-year-old man as the driver who was killed when a tire flew over the center divider and slammed into his car on the 14 Freeway in Newhall. Paul Begay, of Lancaster, was headed southbound near Placerita Canyon around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when a tire came off a vehicle that was traveling northbound, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tire went over the center divider and struck Begay’s car, a […]

  • Formerly Homeless Palmdale Teen Set to Enroll at Harvard University This Fall

    A Manual Arts High School senior whose family of six was homeless for three months after his father lost his job will be attending Harvard University in the fall, thanks to a USC program. Jorge Campos, 17, currently lives with his family in Palmdale. His days are typically long, ending late and starting early, as he makes the approximately 140-mile round trip to his high school in South Los Angeles and back. “Sometimes I’m getting home at 11 or midnight, […]

  • Santa Clarita Woman Pens Memory Book for Husband Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease

    She has memories to last a lifetime but after 52 years of marriage, a Santa Clarita wife decided to write a book of memories for her husband who is in the midst of Alzheimer’s disease. Willa Robinson, 68, and her husband Vernon, 78, raised two sons, fulfilled their careers, became grandparents, and were enjoying retirement until they received devastating news last year when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “When you hear it, it’s just not something you want to […]

  • Off-Duty FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Dog After Attack in Newhall

    An off-duty FBI agent shot and killed a pitbull after the animal attacked his dog outside of a gated community in Newhall, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred around 5:38 p.m. outside the Valle Di Oro community near Sierra Highway and Piazza Di Sarro Street. The agent was walking his dog, which neighbors told KTLA was a shepherd mix, near a woman walking her pitbull, authorities said. As the two crossed paths the pitbull attacked the dog and two animals […]

  • FBI Warns of Widespread Scam in Southern California Targeting Homebuyers, Renters

    Con artists are targeting homebuyers and renters hoping to move into their dream home right before they wire their down payments and deposits. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 11, 2017.

  • Double Amputee Swimmer at Saugus High School Is Team’s Inspirational Engine

    Though it’s just his first year on the swim team, a freshman at Saugus High School is being recognized as the squad’s motivating force. Cameron Lutges was only 10 months old when both his legs were amputated above the knee. It’s hard not to take note of his adept use of upper body strength to propel himself through water without the help of lower extremities. But since he’s lived life without legs about as long as he can remember, Lutges, […]