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 growing memorial is seen at Central Park near Saugus High School on Nov. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Saugus High School Shooting: 15-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy ID’d as Students Killed in Santa Clarita

    The two students killed in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita were identified Friday by coroner’s officials as a 15-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy. The victims were identified by authorities the same day the 16-year-old suspected shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Gracie Anne Muehlberger died after being rushed to Henry Mayo Hospital following Thursday morning’s shooting. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner […]

  • A mother reunites with her daughter and her friend outside in Santa Clarita on Nov. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Panicked Parents Reunite With Children, Describe Texts From Terrified Students Hiding at Saugus High

    After learning about the deadly shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, parents rushed to the Santa Clarita campus as fast as they could. Students said they started hearing shots as they arrived before classes began at 7:50 a.m. One mother said she got a text from her daughter while getting ready to go to work. “My daughter Sara told me, ‘Mom, I’m so scared. I love you guys so much. Please come, please come,'” she said. “And that […]

  • A statue of Tommy Trojan on the USC campus is seen in an undated photo. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Possible Overdoses, Tainted Drugs Investigated in Some USC Student Deaths: Sources

    Officials think some of the deaths of USC students over the last few months are the result of drug overdoses, according to sources familiar with the matter. Nine students have died since Aug. 24 and the cause of death for most has not been officially determined. But the sources, who spoke on the condition on anonymity because they were not authorized to comment, said drug use is under investigation in some of those cases. The investigators are seeking to determine whether […]

  • Caught on Video: Suspects Sought in Brazen Robbery at Nike Store in Redlands

    Cellphone video captured at least five men, unfazed by onlookers and cameras, nonchalantly leaving a Nike store in Redlands carrying armloads of merchandise they hadn’t paid for. Police confirmed that a group of men stormed into the Nike Factory Store at the Mountain Grove Shopping Center around 8:30 p.m. Monday and grabbed what they could before taking off. “They knew exactly where they were going,” said the woman who recorded the video, who asked to be identified only as Rozi. […]

  • The campus of the University of Southern California is shown in a file photo. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Report on USC Student Deaths Sparks Concern on Campus

    After a report in the campus newspaper about eight student deaths at USC so far this school year — with the majority of them not suicides — the college community wants answers about the fatalities. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 11, 2019.

  • Two men described as people of interest in peeping incidents are seen in photos released by the Long Beach Police Department on Nov. 8, 2019.

    Investigators Seek 2 Men After Identifying More Peeping Incidents in Long Beach

    Investigators are looking for an additional man in connection with a rash of peeping incidents in Long Beach dating back to January after identifying more crimes in the series. Last month, Long Beach police said they were searching for a man who was seen looking into the windows of women’s homes. The victims were between 20 and 43 years old. In the initial news release, police said the incidents occurred in the area of Bellflower Boulevard to Park Avenue and […]

  • A memorial for the victims of the Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks appears in a photo posted by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office to Facebook on Nov. 7, 2019.

    Ceremonies Mark 1-Year Anniversary of Borderline Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks

    The 12 people killed in a mass shooting and gunbattle at a Southern California country-western bar a year ago have been remembered in a public park memorial called The Healing Garden. The garden was dedicated Thursday, the anniversary of the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, with a private ceremony for relatives of the dead, then an event for 248 survivors before the public opening at midafternoon. Late on Nov. 7, 2018, a gunman entered the popular bar […]

  • A yard sale at Chris Brown's Tarzana home drew a crowd on Nov. 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chris Brown Draws Crowd for Yard Sale at His Tarzana Home

    Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his San Fernando Valley home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer’s stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Tuesday night that included the address of his suburban mansion in Tarzana. “Featuring significantly marked-down high-end items,” the flyer said. Brown captioned the posts “DA CRIB … 2 day event” and included a heart emoji. Brown, […]

  • Patty Shales and Jaime Moore, assistant chief at the Los Angeles Fire Department, smile during a press briefing at a fire station in Sawtelle on Nov. 5, 2019, discussing how Shales was reunited with an heirloom that survived when the Getty Fire destroyed her Brentwood home. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘I Don’t Have Anything, Except for This’: Woman Reunited With Heirloom Ring After Getty Fire Destroys Her Brentwood Home

    Despite losing her Brentwood home and essentially everything inside during the Getty Fire, Patty Shales says she still feels “blessed.” Other than her loved ones and the clothes on her back, the only thing to escape the flames was her mother’s wedding ring that somehow made it to the street, where it was picked up by firefighters. What makes the discovery all the more unlikely is that the ring was one of the few items salvageable after a fire destroyed […]

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