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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
  • A child is carted on a stretcher after being rescued from underneath a rock in Laguna Beach on July 18, 2018. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    15-Year-Old Rescued, Flown to Trauma Center After Being Pinned by Falling Boulder in Laguna Beach

    A teenage boy was airlifted to the hospital with his arm partially severed after being struck by a large rock in Laguna Beach on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The 15-year-old was walking with a friend along rocks in the Emerald Bay area of the coastline when a boulder “the size of a big cooler” came down and fell on him, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Tony Bommarito. “Unfortunately, his right arm took the brunt of that boulder, partially severing above his right arm […]

  • Police Seek Additional Victims of Woman Caught on Video Prowling San Fernando Valley Neighborhoods

    A woman was arrested on suspicion of identity theft and possessing stolen items, then released on bail, after allegedly being caught on home surveillance video prowling around residences in the San Fernando Valley. Police believe there may be additional victims. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 17, 2018.

  • Body Found Amid Search for Missing Hiker in Topanga State Park

    The body of an adult woman was found Monday afternoon as rescue crews were combing Topanga State Park for a 26-year-old missing hiker, officials said. The body, which matched the description of the missing woman, was found about 20 yards off a trail near Trippet Ranch hiking area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Search teams had been combing through popular hiking area from ground and air in the effort to find missing woman Maggie Dykshorn, whose car was […]

  • Driver Accused of Assault With Deadly Weapon After Violent Road-Rage Incident Caught on Video in Silver Lake

    Police were accusing a motorist of assault with a deadly weapon after video emerged of a Prius being rammed by a Jeep in Silver Lake in what witnesses call an extreme case of road rage. The footage shows traffic was jammed as the Prius driver got out of the car to engage with a heated exchange at the Jeep driver’s window. Los Angeles police said the incident occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday at the busy intersection of Silver Lake and […]

  • Surveillance footage shows two men attempting to rob a jewelry store in Studio City on My 25, 2018.

    Police Release Video of Studio City Jewelry Store Owner Firing Gun at 2 Men Trying to Rob Her

    Authorities on Thursday released surveillance footage of an attempted robbery at a Studio City jewelry store in hopes of finding the two men responsible, both of whom were able to flee after the shop owner opened fired at them. The incident happened the afternoon of May 25 at a business on Ventura Boulevard near Coldwater Canyon Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Footage shows the two men entering the store and smashing jewelry cases. One of them is […]

  • Alejandro Alvarez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Whittier Police Department on July 11, 2018.

    Manhunt Underway for Whittier Man Accused of Attacking Wife With Chain Saw in Front of Children

    Police were searching for a Whittier man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chain saw in front of their children then fled on Wednesday. Officers responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at the couple’s home in the 7700 block of Milton Avenue around 3 p.m. and found the woman suffering from traumatic injuries, according to the Whittier Police Department. Neighbors said the victim ran out of her home, screaming for help. “I heard people screaming,” Enrique Avila said. “A lady […]

  • The Griffith Observatory was evacuated as a small brush fire burned precariously close to the historic building on July 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Forward Progress Stopped on Griffith Park Brush Fire That Prompted Evacuation of Observatory: LAFD

    Firefighters have stopped forward progress after a small brush fire spread to cover 25 acres in the Hollywood Hills area near the Griffith Observatory on Tuesday afternoon. The Griffith Park Fire broke out northwest of the observatory just before 2:10 p.m., burning within a quarter-mile of the iconic structure, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Within 20 minutes, the flames had charred about two acres as the blaze burned through grass and light vegetation, an LAFD alert stated. But […]

  • An unidentified woman wanted on suspicion of grand theft at a Studio City nail salon is seen in an image released by Los Angeles police on July 9, 2018.

    LAPD Searching for Woman Caught on Video Stealing Wedding Ring at Studio City Nail Salon

    Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman seen on surveillance video swiping another patron’s ring at a nail salon in Studio City. The woman went into a nail spa on the 12100 block of Ventura Boulevard on the afternoon June 20, a Wednesday, to get a manicure and pedicure, the Los Angeles Police Department said. While sitting in the salon chair, she can be seen on surveillance footage eyeing a wedding and engagement ring that were left […]

  • Yucaipa police tweeted out this photo of the Valley Fire, which erupted in the Forest Falls area of San Bernardino County on July 6, 2018.

    1,000 Acres Charred, Hundreds of Homes Threatened by Valley Fire Burning East of San Bernardino

    A wildfire exploded in size in the mountains east of San Bernardino on Friday, singeing 1,000 acres and prompting evacuations as it threatened homes in the Forest Falls area, officials said. Fire crews were working in record-high temperatures as they battled the blaze, which was being dubbed the Valley Fire. The flames broke out around 1:40 p.m. and were still 0 percent contained late Friday night. The fire had quickly expanded in the evening, jumping from 400 acres in size to […]