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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 Maserati appears to be split in half and badly damaged after the driver crashed into a tree in Long Beach on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured When Maserati Slams Into Tree in Long Beach, Appears to Be Split in Half

    A man was killed and another was critically injured when a Maserati slammed into a tree in Long Beach Friday night, officials said. The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. in the area of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Traffic Circle. The vehicle, a newer model Maserati, appeared to be split in half and was wrapped around the tree, aerial video from Sky5 showed. A passenger, a man in his 50s, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died. Another man […]

  • 16-month-old Kevin of La Puente appears at a news conference on March 15, 2018, recognizing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who are credited with saving his life just two days earlier. (Credit: KTLA)

    18-Month-Old Boy in La Puente Revived by Deputies After Being Trapped in Motorized Gate: Sheriff

    After an 18-month-old boy in La Puente became trapped in a motorized gate, he turned a purple color and appeared to not be breathing, prompting a 911 call that brought deputies to the scene to save the boy, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies got the toddler breathing again through CPR, sheriff’s deputies said Thursday. The child, Kevin, did not suffer major injuries. The call came in Monday afternoon, authorities said, after the boy was rescued by a […]

  • Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Accused of Watching Porn While Performing Surgery, Other Unethical Behavior

    Using drugs and watching porn while performing surgery are just some of the bizarre allegations being lodged against a well-known plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, according to a past patient who spoke alongside her lawyer Wednesday. The alleged former patient, Tess Broussard, told KTLA she suffered botched lip fillers before she tried suing the doctor for medical malpractice back in 2013. That suit got dismissed when Broussard’s expert witness could no longer testify — a blow to her legal battle that […]

  • Officers respond to a scene at California State University, Los Angeles where campus police said they shot a coyote after an attack on March 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cal State L.A. Police Shoot at Coyote That Bit 5-Year-Old Boy: Campus Officials

    Campus police shot at a coyote who bit a 5-year-old boy at California State University, Los Angeles on Wednesday, schools officials said. The animal—who remained at large Wednesday evening—bit the child in the leg at around 6:40 p.m., authorities said at a news conference. The Los Angeles Police Department had earlier identified the victim as a student. The child’s family took him to a health facility, university spokesman Robert Lopez said. His condition was unclear. Lopez said after the boy […]

  • Puppy Dies After United Airlines Flight Attendant Insists Woman Put Dog Carrier in Overhead Bin: Witnesses

    A dog died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York after a flight attendant apparently insisted a woman put the puppy in an overhead bin, according to multiple reports, and the airline has called the incident a “tragedy.” The incident, first reported on The Points Guy blog, happened on Monday night when the attendant apparently told the woman to put the TSA-approved pet carrier in the overhead bin. “The flight attendant told the passenger that her bag […]

  • 2 Men, Woman Brutally Attack 20-Year-Old in North Hollywood Home Invasion: Police

    Two men and a woman allegedly beat Andres Sandoval, 20, in a home invasion in North Hollywood early Saturday after a misunderstanding at a skatepark. Police said the male attackers were out on bail after being arrested, while the woman has not been taken into custody. The victim was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and a GoFundMe campaign has been set up in his name. Warning: The fundraising page contains a graphic image. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA […]

  • Carpenters in January 2018 work on a viaduct being built over Highway 99 in Fresno County as part of the California high-speed rail project. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Cost for California Bullet Train System Jumps to $77.3 Billion

    The California bullet train project took a sharp jump in price Friday when the state rail authority announced the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would total $77.3 billion, an increase of $13 billion from estimates two years ago, and could potentially rise as high as $98.1 billion. The rail authority also said that the earliest trains could operate on a partial system between San Jose and the farming town of Wasco would be 2029, five years later […]

  • A still from a cellphone video provided to KTLA shows a man brandishing a firearm outside the Surfside bar in Venice.

    Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Venice Bar: Police

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Venice bar that began as a argument between strangers over something petty, police said Thursday. Robert Lee Mewhorter, 46, was arrested Thursday across the street from the Surfside bar at 23 Windward Ave., where the shooting occurred Wednesday, said Lt. Randy Goddard with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials said the man who was shot was in critical but stable condition on Thursday morning, and friends told KTLA […]

  • Woman Fired by Multiple Home Care Agencies for Stealing Seniors’ Identities Arrested: Police

    A woman who had been fired from at least three home care agencies for financial elder abuse was arrested Tuesday after she stole seniors’ identities while working for another company, authorities said. Officers arrested Aujana Johnson-Payne at a nursing school in Artesia for elder abuse, burglary and identity identity theft, according to Tustin police, who say there could be more victims out there. Johnson-Payne took at least two individuals’ credit and debit card information in 2017 while working for an […]