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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
  • Masked Burglars Caught on Video at Several Corona Businesses

    Small business owners in Corona say a group of masked burglars is targeting their shops, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage but not making off with much. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 16, 2018.

  • A still from surveillance video provided by Los Angeles police on Aug. 15, 2018 shows a driver and a parking attendant in a structure in downtown Los Angeles.

    LAPD Looking for BMW Driver Caught on Video Apparently Hitting Parking Attendant With Car

    Officials searching for a man who apparently intended to hit a parking attendant with his car in downtown Los Angeles released surveillance video of the incident on Wednesday. The altercation happened in the 800 block of South Figueroa Street at around 11:30 p.m. on June 9, according to Los Angeles police. The video shows a driver speak to a parking attendant while apparently having trouble getting out of the facility. The two soon appear to get into an argument. At […]

  • A man cleans up red fire retardant that was dropped on houses by a firefighting jet, as some residents who were forced to flee the Holy Fire return to their homes in Lake Elsinore on Aug. 12, 2018. (Credit: David McNew / AFP / Getty Images)

    Firefighters Stuck Around to Help With Cleanup After Holy Fire Evacuees Returned Home to Lake Elsinore, Residents Say

    Residents of Lake Elsinore’s McVicker Canyon neighborhood said they returned home this week after being evacuated in the Holy Fire to find firefighters had not only saved their lives and homes, but also stuck around to help clean up the mass amounts of fire retardant blanketing the residences. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 14, 2018.

  • Whittier Police Officer Charged With Sexually Abusing 2 Underage Girls; Additional Victims Sought

    A Whittier police officer was charged Thursday with molesting two girls, ages 12 and 15, and investigators believe there may be additional victims. Francisco Igros, 54, is facing two counts of penetration of a minor and four counts of lewd acts with a child, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Igros, who also goes by Frank, was being held on $1 million bond, officials said. He worked for the Police Department since 1995, Sgt. Sam […]

  • A massive cloud of smoke rises from the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest along the Orange and Riverside county line on Aug. 8, 2018.

    Holy Fire Scorches 6,200 Acres in Cleveland National Forest as Arrest Is Made, Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

    After authorities arrested a man on Wednesday for allegedly starting a blaze that continued to scorch thousands of acres in the Cleveland National Forest, new mandatory evacuations were issued for residents in the Trabuco Canyon area. The Holy Fire had burned through 6,200 acres and was just 5 percent contained when officials arrested Forrest Gordon Clark, a 51-year-old man who lived in the area. He was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of two felony counts of arson, one felony count of […]

  • Children play beside a lifeguard tower as sunset approaches in Huntington Beach on July 21, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Forecasters Warn of Fire Danger as Weeklong Heat Wave Hits SoCal

    Forecasters issued a red flag warning effective through Tuesday for parts of Southern California. Low humidities and heat combined with gusty winds in southern Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita Valley and through the Interstate 5 corridor of Los Angeles and Ventura counties could result in extreme fire danger, the National Weather Service said. A heat wave will hit the region through Friday, with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 108 degrees in Woodland Hills, 105 […]

  • Rodney Richard is seen in a photo provided by his family.

    Man Dies in Lancaster Hit-and-Run; Officials Searching for Driver

    Just hours after a man was fatally struck in a hit-and-run in Lancaster, his loved ones held a candlelight vigil in his memory as authorities continued searching for the driver Saturday. The incident happened while the victim — identified by his mother as 22-year-old Rodney Richard — was standing on Lancaster Boulevard near Elm Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was talking to the occupants of a black sedan parked by the curb. A “full-size” white truck, believed to be […]

  • Davis Moreno-Jaime is seen in a photo released by CSUN police and LAPD on Aug. 3, 2018.

    Additional Victims Sought After CSU Northridge Student Athlete Arrested on Suspicion of Rape, Sexual Assaults

    Officials are urging any additional victims to come forward after a Cal State Northridge student was arrested Friday on suspicion of the rape and sexual assault of multiple victims over the course of more than a year. Davis Moreno-Jaime, a 19-year-old freshman who plays for the school’s soccer team, is being investigated by several agencies in cases reported in various areas of Southern California, said Anne Glavin, CSUN chief of police. The business marketing major was arrested on campus around […]

  • Joan Davis is seen in an undated photo provided by her family.

    62-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Dragged 3 Blocks in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A woman who was dragged for three blocks by a hit-and-run driver died Thursday morning in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said. Investigators have determined the woman was initially struck while crossing South Central Avenue at East 84th Place around 1 a.m. “When I arrived at the scene there was an individual that had passed away and was mangled, dead in the roadway,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Phelps said. Family members identified the victim as […]