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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
  • Los Angeles police released these images of a grand theft suspect on Oct. 12, 2018.

    Police Seek for Woman Accused of Grand Theft After Leaving Botox Clinic Without Paying

    Authorities are searching for a woman wanted on suspicion of grand theft after receiving expensive cosmetic services at a Studio City clinic, then leaving without paying. The woman has been at large since the incident occurred Sept. 25 at MyBotoxLA, located at 12457 Ventura Blvd., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Yana Pechenik, a physician assistant at the medical spa, said she met with the woman as a new client and, after a consultation, she agreed to receive a […]

  • Juan Alvarez is seen in a photo provided to KTLA.

    Man Caught on Tape Following Young Girl at Moreno Valley Mall, Allegedly Trying to Sexually Assault Her

    A man seen on surveillance video following a young girl before allegedly trying to sexually assault her as her mother stood just a short distance away was arrested Thursday. The video shows Juan Alvarez with his pants down as he closely trails the girl as her mother walks just ahead of her at the Rio Rancho Super Mall, as the security guard who detained him told KTLA. In the video, the girl appears to be around the age of a […]

  • A burglary suspect is seen being taken into custody in a remote area of Malibu Creek State Park on Oct. 10, 2018, in images released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Armed Man Arrested in Remote Area of Malibu Creek State Park Amid Investigations Into Burglary Series, String of Shootings

    A man carrying a rifle was arrested Wednesday on a remote hillside in Malibu Creek State Park as detectives searched for suspects in a burglary series that occurred over the past two years in and around the wilderness area. Anthony Rauda, 42, was taken into custody on a separate warrant, and detectives will now look into whether he could be behind as many as eight break ins and just as many unsolved shooting incidents, one of them fatal, Los Angeles […]

  • Thirteen people arrested who were linked to the Sinaloa Cartel are shown in photos surrounded by drugs and guns seized during the investigation on Oct. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    13 People Linked to Sinaloa Cartel Arrested, Nearly $11M Worth of Drugs Seized: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

    Thirteen people linked to the Sinaloa Cartel have been arrested and nearly $11 million worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized during a year-long investigation in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, officials announced Tuesday. The suspects were arrested on a variety of drug sales and weapons charges, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office officials said during a news conference in Thousand Oaks. The investigation began last September, when members of a task force began looking into a Los […]

  • Van Nuys Residents Complain of Neighborhood Rat Infestation

    A Van Nuys neighborhood is apparently being overrun by rats, and residents claim the infestation is coming from one particular home on Wyandotte Street. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 8, 2018.

  • Family Holds Vigil for Compton Teen Allegedly Shot Dead by Stepbrother on What Would Have Been Her 14th Birthday

    Family and friends gathered Friday night for a somber birthday celebration and vigil in honor of a teen girl fatally shot in Compton last week, allegedly by her stepbrother. Britney Malone would have turned 14 years old Friday, but her and her father’s lives were cut short last Friday, Sept. 28, when they were shot dead at their home on the 600 block of West Palmer Street. The Compton High School student was described as a smart, funny girl who […]

  • Actor Pooch Hall attends Vulture + Showtime's celebration for the season finale of "Ray Donovan" held at The London West Hollywood on Oct. 26, 2017. (Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

    ‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Pooch Hall Arrested in Burbank After Allegedly Driving Under the Influence With Son on His Lap

    Marion “Pooch” Hall, an actor who appears the hit Showtime show “Ray Donovan,” was arrested in Burbank Wednesday night after allegedly driving under the influence while his 2-year-old son sat on his lap, officials said. Hall, 44, of Sherman Oaks, was arrested after a crash was reported in the 200 block of North Buena Vista Street about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Burbank Police Department. Witnesses saw Hall driving a Chrysler 300 and weaving in and out of traffic […]

  • This still from surveillance footage released to KTLA on Oct. 3, 2018, shows the day a trailer was stolen from a storage facility in an unincorporated area of Corona.

    $1,000 Reward Offered for Trailer Stolen From Storage Facility Near Corona

    A trailer filled with dirt bikes and tools — all worth an estimated $30,000 — was stolen from a storage facility in an unincorporated area of Corona and now the vehicle’s owner is offering a $1,000 reward for finding the stolen vehicle, as he told KTLA on Wednesday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 3, 2018.    

  • Suspect Sought in Connection With Mysterious Break-ins at Business in the Santa Monica Mountains

    Police are searching for a suspect after a Calabasas area business owner reported several subtle signs of break-ins at his office and caught a burglar on camera stealing his employee’s food. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 2, 2018.