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
  • Mud coats streets in Duarte on Dec. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Recent Burn Areas, Coastal Towns Plagued by Flooding Brace for Intensified Storm Sunday

    Recent burn areas such as Duarte and Sand Canyon, as well as beach cities, were submerged in mud Friday following heavy rains — but the regions were preparing to face what officials said would be the storm’s most intense day on Sunday. Mary Beth McDade, Kimberly Cheng and Rick Chambers report for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 20, 2017.

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    Jurupa Valley Infant Who Weighed 9.5 Ounces at Birth to Go Home for First Time After 6 Months

    A Jurupa Valley baby whose mother said she was given a 1 percent chance of survival at birth went home with her parents for the first time on Thursday, six months after she was born. Ailey Rose Murillo was delivered prematurely at 26 weeks on July 18 weighing 9.5 ounces — less than a can of soda. She was discharged Thursday weighing 9 pounds, 7 ounces after her lengthy stay in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Kaiser Permanente […]

  • A man crosses a street during a steady rainfall on Sept. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles, as a low-pressure system filled with moisture from a former tropical cyclone unleashed heavy rain. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    First of 3 Storms Slated to Hit SoCal Wednesday Night; Up to 6 Inches of Rain, Snow Expected Through Monday

    A series of new storms are slated to drench Southern California Wednesday night through Monday, and provide further relief from the five-year drought that parts of California are beginning to emerge from. The first of three storms is forecast to arrive late Wednesday and bring up to an inch of rain to the coastal and valley areas through Thursday, the National Weather Service stated. That storm could bring up to 2 inches of rain in the foothills, according to forecasters. Snow […]

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    3 Teens Arrested After La Habra Dirt Bike Burglary, Police Pursuit

    Three teens were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing from an auto dealership and fleeing police during a pursuit, according to the La Habra Police Department. Officers were called to Moto United, a dealership located at 321 E. Imperial Highway, after receiving calls of a commercial burglary around 1 a.m. Witnesses told police they saw several people putting dirt bikes into the back of a U-Haul truck before fleeing the scene in the truck and a 2007 gold Buick La Cross. “Four to five guys pulled up in […]

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    Woodland Hills ‘Psychic’ Arrested, Accused of Defrauding Thousands of Dollars

    A woman was arrested on Saturday after allegedly working as a psychic and defrauding multiple people of thousands of dollars. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Jan. 16, 2017.  

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    Authorities, Family Search for Tarzana Woman Who Disappeared From Goodwill Parking Lot in Reseda

    Police on Friday were searching for a 26-year-old woman whose family says she disappeared after leaving a Goodwill store in Reseda to smoke a cigarette. Tarzana resident Maricela Garcia was last seen around 7 p.m. Thursday when she was browsing the store on Sherman Way with her younger sister and friends, according to her sister Sarah Garcia. “I’m really terrified. I don’t even know what to think,” Sarah said. “I have no idea.” Maricela had told her she would be […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials investigate after a woman was stabbed to death with a samurai sword in Temple City on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Temple City Woman With Sword ID’d

    A man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman with a samurai sword in Temple City was identified Thursday morning as 44-year-old Johnny Ralph Perales, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Perales allegedly went into the woman’s home, located in the 6000 block of Temple City Boulevard, just after noon on Wednesday and beat the with victim with a wrench, according to a sheriff’s news release. He then allegedly grabbed a samurai sword and stabbed her once in the […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials investigate after a woman was stabbed to death with a samurai sword in Temple City on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Stabbed to Death With Samurai Sword by Intruder in Temple City

    A woman was stabbed to death with her own samurai sword by an intruder in Temple City, and a 10-year-old boy witnessed the crime, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The incident occurred about noon in the 6000 block of Temple City Boulevard. A man went into the home with a wrench and started beating the woman, described as being in her 40s, Lt. John Corina said. “Then he picks up a samurai sword in the house and […]

  • Daniel O'Connell is seen in a photo on the Mary Star of the Sea High School website.

    San Pedro Catholic High School Teacher Arrested On Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

    A teacher at a Catholic high school in San Pedro has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, officials said Tuesday. Daniel O’Connell, a physics teacher at Mary Star of the Sea, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a warrant was served at his Rancho Palos Verdes home, neighbors told KTLA. School officials and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles declined an interview, but shared a letter sent out a letter to parents and students alerting them of the […]