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
  • Timothy Dean is seen in an undated photo provided to KTLA.

    2nd Death in Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home Ruled Accidental Meth Overdose: LASD

    A man found dead in democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home died as a result of an accidental methamphetamine overdose, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Monday. Timothy Dean, 55, was found unresponsive at Buck’s apartment on the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue on January 7 and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Dean was the second black man to fatally overdose on methamphetamine in Buck’s apartment. Gemmel Moore, 26, died […]

  • Police subdued a man with a Taser after he allegedly tried to steal a Rolls Royce from a Hollywood car dealership on March 22, 2019. (Credit: RDB LA Auto Center)

    Man Subdued with Taser After Allegedly Trying to Steal Rolls Royce from Hollywood Dealership

    Police subdued a man with the use of a Taser after he allegedly tried to steal a $450,000 Rolls Royce from an auto dealership in Hollywood on Friday. The arrest was caught on camera. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on March 22, 2019.

  • Blanca Ramirez, 16, (left) and brother Jordan Ramirez, 9, both of La Puente, are both working toward marathoning world records. (Credit: Courtesy)

    La Puente Teen Prepares to Complete 7th Marathon on 7th Continent for 2nd Time

    Sixteen-year-old Blanca Ramirez of La Puente has run more than a dozen marathons, but this Sunday’s L.A. Marathon will be be special. She plans to become the youngest person ever to cross the finish line of seven marathons on all seven continents twice. At age 12, she became the youngest person to accomplish the goal a single time. And running runs in the family. Her 9-year-old brother, Jordan, is working on besting his sister’s old record by completing seven marathons […]

  • Researchers hold a litter of four mountain lion kittens discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains on Aug. 1, 2018. (Credit: National Parks Service)

    In the Face of an ‘Extinction Vortex,’ a Radical Plan Emerges to Save Southern California Cougars

    The future is looking increasingly bleak for some Southern California mountain lions. Urban encroachment, inbreeding, vehicle strikes, rat poison and wildfire have all taken their toll on cougars living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains. Now, research published Wednesday suggests there’s an almost one-in-four chance the charismatic cats could become extinct in those areas within 50 years. In the face of such a dire prognosis — what biologists call an extinction vortex — conservationists are considering a desperate and controversial […]

  • A road sign is seen in La Habra Heights. (Credit: KTLA)

    Key Shortcut for Commuters in La Habra Heights Shut Down for a Year Due to Landslide Risk

    A key shortcut for commuters connecting north Orange County to the San Gabriel Valley has been shut down indefinitely due to a landslide. The excessive rain the region has gotten this year caused a section of the road to drop about 8 inches, inspectors say. Hacienda Boulevard is now shut down between Skyline Drive and Canada Sombre in La Habra Heights. There is no guaranteed time frame for when it will reopen, but officials are saying it will be at […]

  • Ryan Harsany, 43, of Brawley, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    Vigil Held for Grand Terrace Skating Rink Owner Found Shot to Death Inside Burning Business

    Family and friends gathered Monday night in honor of a beloved skating rink owner found fatally shot inside his business in Grand Terrace over the weekend. The candlelight vigil started at 8 p.m. in front of California Skate Grand Terrace. Deputies and firefighters found the 43-year-old Brawley resident unconscious inside the business around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Report of a “robbery/silent alarm” had prompted officers to respond to the rink in the 22000 […]

  • Ryan Jacoby, 7, is in desparate need of a bone marrow donor. He's pictured here in an undated photo.

    7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Seeks Compatible Bone Marrow Donor

    Seven-year-old leukemia patient Ryan Jacoby is in desperate need of a bone marrow donor. He has already defeated the disease once, but after a recurrence of cancer this month, he requires a life-saving bone marrow transplant. But his family members are not a match, the family explains. And because Ryan is of both Vietnamese and Caucasian descent, finding an appropriate donor may prove difficult. To sign up for Be The Match’s national bone marrow registry, visit More information about […]

  • Smoke rises over the scene of a two-plane crash at the Compton/Woodley Airport on March 13, 2019. (Credit: John Medford/Facebook)

    Flight Instructor in Critical Condition After Deadly 2-Plane Crash at Compton Airport

    A flight instructor remained in critical condition Thursday after a fiery, two-plane crash at the Compton/Woodley Airport killed his student the previous evening. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department described the surviving victim as a man in his 30s and the student as a man in his 40s. They were in a single-engine Cessna 152, which was struck by a single-engine North American T-28 on the runway around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The pilot of the T-28 did not sustain any […]

  • A poster for Salome Rodriguez Jr. is displayed during a vigil on March 13, 2019, the fourth anniversary of his death in Pomona. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Years After Man Was Fatally Shot by Rookie LAPD Officer in Pomona, Victim’s Mother Still Waiting for Justice

    Every month, Lidia A. Rodriguez visits the site where her son lay dying. She brings flowers and posters, hoping people won’t forget Salome Rodriguez Jr., because she hasn’t forgotten how he died. “He was a good man, he was an innocent man,” she said of her son. “I want people to know my son, to know who he was.” Rodriguez was fatally shot on March 13, 2015, during a fight outside a Pomona nightclub. He was 23 years old. The […]

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