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 County Sheriff's vehicles remained at Paramount High School hours after a fight broke out on campus on Sept. 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Students Pepper-Sprayed by Deputies During Paramount HS Fight Over Nude Photo Posted on Social Media

    Students at Paramount High School were pepper-sprayed by deputies who were breaking up a fight over a nude photo of a student that was circulated on social media, officials said Friday. The fight was reported just before 1 p.m. at the cafeteria of the high school, located at 14429 Downey Ave. in the city of Paramount, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Responding deputies found two students fighting. The deputies broke up the fight and told students who […]

  • Monsters terrify visitors at Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Knott’s Scary Farm Kicks Off Season of Screams

    Ghoulish creatures of all shapes and sized have once again taken over Knott’s Berry Farm as Knott’s Scary Farm returns for its 47th year. The event will be held on select nights through Nov. 2. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 19. 2019.

  • Authorities investigate after three people were shot in Wilmington on Sept. 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead, 2 Wounded in Wilmington Shooting

    Gunfire in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon left two people dead and two others wounded, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 3:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue, near Anaheim Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. A woman estimated to be in her 20s died at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jader Chavez told KTLA.  A male victim, whose age was not available, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after. Another female […]

  • Authorities are searching for a person who vandalized a peace monument in Glendale. These photos were released by the Glendale Police Department on Sept. 17, 2019.

    Person Caught on Camera Vandalizing Peace Monument in Glendale

    Glendale police are looking for a person who was caught on surveillance video vandalizing a peace monument in a city park The vandalism occurred sometime Monday, police said. The Korean Comfort Women Peace Monument in Glendale Central Park was written on by a black marker and several potted plants around the statue were knocked over, according to the Glendale Police Department. Authorities were reviewing surveillance video amid the ongoing search for the vandal. The video shows a person wearing a […]

  • A home in the 6300 block of Elkridge Place in Rancho Cucamonga is seen following reports of a fatal stabbing on Sep. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    71-Year-Old Man Arrested in Daughter’s Stabbing Death in Rancho Cucamonga

    A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested in the death of his 49-year-old daughter after calling to report the killing himself Monday morning, officials said. Joe Edward Montes, 71, called authorities about 8:30 a.m. and stated that he stabbed his daughter at a home in the 6300 block of Elkridge Place, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Deputies arrived to find 49-year-old Darlene Montes suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to a hospital, where […]

  • Police investigate the discovery of a badly burned body along the L.A. River on the border at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Los Angeles on Sept.10, 2019. (Credit: Oscar Sol Media)

    Investigators Seek to Identify Victim, Killer After Burned Body Found in Shopping Cart at Lake Balboa Park

    Homicide detectives on Friday continued seeking the identity of a man whose badly burned body was found in a shopping cart along the Los Angeles River in Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Los Angeles earlier this week, as well as the identity of his killer. The body of the unidentified victim was found during the early morning hours Tuesday in the river basin alongside the 6400 block of Balboa Boulevard, on the border between the Lake Balboa and Encino […]

  • This dog was found in North Hollywood suffering from injuries including what appeared to be severe burns from either chemicals or being set on fire on Sept. 10, 2019. (Credit: Little Angels Project)

    Severely Burned Dog Found in North Hollywood

    An Agoura Hills-based animal rescue organization needs donations to help care for a 7- to 10-year-old Maltese dog found suffering from severe burns over half her body in North Hollywood earlier this week, volunteers said. Candy, as she’s been named, was brought to the Veterinary Angels Medical Center after being found and turned over to the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys in August. The dog had extensive burns on her sides and rear legs believed to have been […]

  • Electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of vaping products, are offered for sale at the Smoke Depot on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Trump Admin Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Amid Outbreak of Vaping-Related Illnesses

    The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven by sales of flavored nicotine formulas such as “grape slushie” and “strawberry cotton candy.” The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco, […]

  • P-38 is shown in an undated photo from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

    Simi Valley Man Charged After Allegedly Fatally Shooting Mountain Lion P-38 in the Head

    A Simi Valley man has been charged after allegedly fatally shooting mountain lion P-38 in the head earlier this summer, Ventura County officials announced Tuesday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife received a report from the National Park Service that P-38 might have been killed after officials received a mortality signal from the collared cougar on July 2. P-38 was found dead and an investigation revealed he died of a gunshot wound to the head. On Tuesday, Alfredo Gonzalez, 60, […]

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