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
  • Authorities investigate the circumstances the death of a woman who was found near Almansor Park in Alhambra on Jan. 17, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Detectives Respond After Woman’s Body Found Near Drainage Ditch in Alhambra’s Almansor Park

    Sheriff’s homicide investigators on Friday were trying to determine the circumstances behind the death of a woman whose body was found partially clothed near a draining culvert in Alhambra’s popular Almansor Park, officials said. About 12:30 p.m. Alhambra police officers responded to the 600 block of Almansor Street after a woman was reported down near the back of an access road. Officers discovered an unconscious Asian woman along the flood control channel. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according […]

  • "Libby" the dog, who is covered in tumors and abandoned in Van Nuys, pictured at a Sun Valley animal rescue on Jan. 16, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tumor-Covered Dog Abandoned in Van Nuys

    “Libby” was covered in tumors from head to tail, including some the size of tennis balls, when she was abandoned in Van Nuys on Wednesday. A woman was seen on surveillance footage tying the 9-year-old pit bull mix’s leash to the door of Pet Orphans, leaving some food and walking away. “I’ve seen some sights, but nothing like this,” said her rescuer, Tina Marie Lythgoe, of the Sun Valley-based animal rescue organization Josh and His Critters. “(It’s) abuse, big time, […]

  • Dalelaja Hearn and Erin Lavender appear in photos released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 15, 2020.

    Shooter Still at Large a Month After Killing 2 Teens Attending Vigil in Carson; $30K Reward Announced

    Authorities announced a $30,000 reward Wednesday for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of two teenagers in Carson in December. Dalelaja Hearn, 17, and Erin Lavender, 19, had been sitting in a car with three friends outside a home in the 20300 block of Alvo Avenue  just before 9 p.m. on Dec. 15 when the incident happened, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They were in the area to attend a vigil for […]

  • Parents wait outside Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy after an airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport dropped what was believed to be engine fuel onto a school playground on Jan. 14, 2019. (Credit: Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)

    Dozens of Patients at 7 Schools Treated After Delta Flight Drops Jet Fuel While Returning to LAX

    Dozens of people at seven schools in the Los Angeles area were treated for minor injuries after a plane with mechanical issues dumped a load of jet fuel while returning to LAX for an emergency landing on Tuesday, officials said. The incident was initially reported shortly before noon at Park Avenue Elementary School in the 8000 block of Park Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Thirty-one patients at the school complained of minor injuries after Delta Air […]

  • "Max" the cat fends off three coyotes in his backyard in Highland Park on Jan. 6, 2020. (Credit: Maya Gurrin)

    Video: Courageous Cat Fends Off 3 Coyotes in Highland Park

    Surrounded by three coyotes in the backyard of his family’s Highland Park home Monday night, a brave cat named Max held his own and tried to fight them off all by himself — and the tense standoff was captured on video. Maya Gurrin and her husband were watching a movie in their home on Crestwood Way when they noticed a shadow of a tail through the window. The went outside to check it out and were stunned to find a […]

  • Surveillance video shows the assault that took place on Dec. 30, 2019. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    4 Sought After 2 Juveniles Assaulted With Baseball Bat During Robbery in Santa Ana: Police

    Santa Ana police on Thursday released surveillance video as they asked for the public’s help in identifying four peoples who assaulted two juveniles, one of them with a baseball bat, during a robbery last month. The violent robbery happened around 9:55 p.m. on Dec. 30 while the two victims were walking westbound on Wilshire Avenue, east of Ross Street, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. Surveillance video shows an older model tan-colored Honda Accord with a […]

  • LAPD released surveillance video from inside a nail salon that was robbed on Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit: LAPD)

    LAPD Asks for Help ID’ing Armed Bandits in Series of Robberies at SoCal Beauty Salons

    Police on Wednesday released surveillance video of two men stealing from customers and workers at a nail salon in Los Angeles as they sought to identify the pair, who are suspected in a series of similar armed robberies in Southern California. The surveillance video shows two armed men walking into a nail salon in the 3000 block of Rowena Avenue on Nov. 21, 2019, just before 3 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. The robbers […]

  • US President Donald Trump on Jan. 7, 2020. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/Getty

    President Insists ‘All is Well!’ Regarding Casualties After Iran’s Missile Attack

    President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. He promised to make a statement to the nation Wednesday morning about the increasingly precarious situation with Iran. Trump offered no immediate indication of whether he would retaliate, and stayed out of sight Tuesday night as news of the missile strikes emerged. But he tweeted that an assessment of casualties and damages was under way. The initial outlook, he […]

  • Homer Garcia is shown in a still image from video given to KTLA by a relative.

    Family of Man Fatally Stabbed at DTLA Restaurant Remembers His ‘Good Soul’ and Musical Talents

    A man who was stabbed to death at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant on New Year’s Day is being remembered by his family as a patient man who brought people together with his music. Family members identified the victim as Homer Garcia, who had just celebrated his 56th birthday last month. Maribel Garcia, Homer’s sister, remembered her brother as being a talented musician. “He just had a way of bringing us all together with this music. He was patient. So […]

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