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
  • Police ID Suspect Being Sought in ‘Vicious’ Beating of His Fiancee and Her Mother in Glendale

    A man accused of brutally beating his 25-year-old fiancee and her mother in Glendale is being sought by police, who released his name and information about his vehicle Friday. Brian Cruz, 28, is suspected of leaving his fiancee in critical condition and her mother in serious condition after a beating with what police believe was a hammer. He was driving a black GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck, with a black license plate No. BCG1129. Police said he had a prior […]

  • Joel Stallworth speaks to KTLA on July 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family Claims They Were Racially Profiled, Accused of Shoplifting at Santa Monica Nike Store

    Two African American parents are upset, alleging they were racially profiled when a store manager falsely accused them of shoplifting a $12 basketball from the Nike store in downtown Santa Monica. The heated dispute was captured on cellphone footage as police were called to the Third Street Promenade on July 5. Joel Stallworth told KTLA on Wednesday that he had already paid for the ball and left the store but a manager followed him out and demanded to see a […]

  • A photo shared by the real estate listing service MLS on July 20, 2019, shows 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Feliz.

    Los Feliz Home Where Manson Followers Murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca Goes up for Sale

    From looking at the listing for 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood, a potential home buyer wouldn’t suspect anything bad had happened at the house. The description details a “classic 1920s Los Feliz gated single story home” with “breathtaking” views. But in 1969, the home was the scene of the grisly murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, at the hands of four Charles Manson followers. The couple was killed August 10, the day […]

  • Sheryl Powell is seen in an undated photo provided by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office on July 14, 2019.

    Huntington Beach Woman Who Vanished Near Inyo County Campground Found Alive

    A Huntington Beach woman who vanished four days ago while camping with her husband in Inyo County has been found alive, and her family says she got lost while trying to hide from a man who threatened to rape her. Sheryl Powell, 60, was located near the Montenegro Springs area, roughly 2 and a half miles from where she disappeared in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. Rescuers described her as “resilient […]

  • Bears have been spotted hanging out in an Arcadia neighborhood in July of 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    Bears Grow Fond of Arcadia Neighborhood

    Bears have been spotted lounging, munching on nectarines, scrounging through trash cans and swimming in an Arcadia neighborhood over the past several weeks. One backyard, in particular, seems to have become a popular swimming hole for the bears. Neighbors say they enjoy the visits, though they’re careful to give the bears their space. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 12, 2019.

  • Arcadio Bernardino, 67, was beaten during a robbery while working as a street vendor in Jefferson Park on July 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    67-Year-Old Street Vendor Beaten in Robbery for $80, 2 Men Sought

    Police are looking for two men who beat a 67-year-old street vendor while robbing him of $80 earlier this week in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The attack and robbery took place on Tuesday at Second Avenue and 36th Street, victim Arcadio Bernardino told KTLA. Two men approached in a car and asked to buy snow cones, he said. But then they grabbed the vendor in a headlock and punched him repeatedly before stealing his money. Bernardino lost […]

  • Julius Rondez is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on July 10, 2019.

    Longtime LADWP Worker Dies After Downtown L.A. Attack; Police Search for Man Possibly Involved

    A longtime Los Angeles Department of Water and Power worker who was injured in a seemingly random attack in downtown Los Angeles a week ago has died, and police are still looking for a “person of interest” in the case. The victim was walking in the 400 block of East Temple Street toward a Metro train platform about 4:35 p.m. July 2 when a man walking in the opposite direction passed him. The man then turned around and “hooked his […]

  • A photo of Daniel Sturridge and his dog Lucci.

    Soccer Star Daniel Sturridge Offers to ‘Pay Anything’ for Beloved Dog Stolen From His Hollywood Hills Home

    Update: Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with Lucci. Read KTLA’s latest story here.  A world-renowned soccer star is offering a hefty reward in hopes of finding his beloved Pomeranian, Lucci, who he says was stolen by a group of thieves captured on surveillance video breaking into his Hollywood Hills home. Sturridge said he left his home for a few hours late Monday, and at some point a group of burglars smashed in a glass door to gain access into his […]

  • A mA mother holds the foot of her newborn baby on July 7, 2018, at the hospital in western France. (Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)other holds the foot of her newborn baby on July 7, 2018, at the hospital in Nantes, western France. (Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Woman Gives Birth to Other Couple’s Babies After IVF Mixup Involving L.A. Fertility Center: Lawsuit

    A couple from New York is suing a fertility clinic after a woman gave birth to another couple’s babies because of an IVF mixup, according to a federal lawsuit filed in US District Court. The mother, who is Asian, gave birth to two non-Asian babies, and each child was a genetic match to a different couple that was also a client at the fertility clinic, the lawsuit states. The couple was then forced to give up the babies to their […]

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