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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
  • Women Who Found Christmas Card Full of Cash in Cerritos Return Gift to Its Rightful Owner

    Two women who found a lost Christmas card with $800 inside while dining in Cerritos over the weekend were able to track down its rightful owners and met them for the first time on Tuesday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 18, 2018.

  • Man With Disability Pleads for Return of Specialized Bike; Thieves Caught on Video Taking It From His Irvine Apartment Building

    A disabled Irvine man saved up to purchase a custom-made bicycle that he could power with his hands only to have it stolen from his apartment building by a pair of thieves around midnight Monday. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 17, 2018.

  • Two people died after a vehicle slammed into a building in the 3300 block of West 66th Place in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2018.

    2 Dead After Car Slams Into Building in Hyde Park

    Two people died after a car smashed into a building in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, causing a partial collapse of the structure, authorities said. The crash took place just after 9:10 a.m. in the 3300 block of West 66th Place, just east of Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. The male driver of the black Lincoln vehicle and his female passenger were killed in the crash. Sunday evening, a […]

  • A decorated home in the Thoroughbred and Jennet streets neighborhood is seen in an image provided by the city of Rancho Cucamonga.

    Pedestrians Barred From Popular Holiday Display Route in Rancho Cucamonga

    Beginning Friday, pedestrians in Rancho Cucamonga will no longer be allowed to walk through one of the more popular Southern California holiday light destinations. For years, residents on Thoroughbred and Jennet streets have been decorating their homes to the delight of passersby that would both walk and drive through the neighborhood. But this year, the city passed a “drive-thru only” ordinance. The hope is it will “reduce the mix of vehicles and pedestrians, with the goal to reduce the risk […]

  • Taylor Swift performs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 2, 2018. (Credit: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images)

    Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial Recognition at Concerts to Try to ID Stalkers

    Taylor Swift reportedly has no shortage of stalkers, and an expert says she used facial recognition to try and identify them. Mike Downing, chief security officer of Oak View Group, an advisory board for concert venues including Madison Square Garden in New York and the Forum in Los Angeles, told Rolling Stone magazine a special kiosk was set up at Swift’s Rose Bowl show in May. He said fans were able to view rehearsal clips at the kiosk, while at the same […]

  • Jesus Ortiz, center, is seen in an undated photo provided by his family.

    Santa Clarita Family Learns 16-Year-Old Son Was Born With Genetic Condition After He Suffers Stroke, Falls Into Coma

    A Canyon Country teen is struggling to recover from severe brain damage after suddenly suffering a stroke and falling into a coma. His family said they’ve since learned the 16-year-old was born with a rare genetic condition that is to blame. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help raise funds for Jesus Ortiz’s recovery. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 12, 2018.

  • A recovering Chloe is shown in video provided by Diana Kliche on Dec. 10, 2018.

    Puppy Found Severely Abused in Long Beach Trash Bin; Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest 

    Long Beach police are searching for the person responsible for severely abusing a puppy and leaving it to die in a dumpster over the weekend, authorities said. The 1-year-old Maltese-poodle-terrier mix was found inside a kitchen garbage bag in a dumpster on the 1100 block of Walnut in Long Beach, according to authorities. The puppy, now named Chloe, was crying, bruised and covered in human urine, according to Diana Kliche from animal rescue group, Fix Long Beach. A passerby heard […]

  • Stills from surveillance footage show four women grabbing items from Brandshop Treasures at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa on Dec. 9, 2018. (Credit: Costa Mesa Police Department)

    Surveillance Video Shows Robbery at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa; 4 Women Sought

    Officials on Monday were searching for four women caught on surveillance video robbing a store in Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa police said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at a shop called Brandshop Treasures, which is located within the Mitsuwa Marketplace on the 600 block of Paularino Avenue. The store’s website says it sells pre-owned luxury brand purses and other items. The agency provided recordings from surveillance cameras inside the business. They show four women  apparently opening the gate after […]

  • Burglars were caught on camera stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables from a Simi Valley home on Dec. 7, 2018.

    Simi Valley Home Burglary Caught on Camera

    A pair of burglars made off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables and irreplaceable family heirlooms following a break-in at a home in the Wood Ranch neighborhood of Simi Valley on Friday evening. The residents told KTLA they suspect the burglars had been watching them, since the break-in took place just a minute after they left home for dinner. The crime was captured on video by home surveillance cameras. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News […]