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
  • People hold signs as they take part of a candle lit vigil in honor of those who lost their lives or were wounded in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio on August 4, 2019. (Credit: MEGAN JELINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

    31 Killed in 2 U.S. Shootings This Weekend; Officials Say It Could Have Been Worse

    Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next Monday as the death toll from two weekend mass shootings rose to 31. The attacks 1,300 miles apart — at a packed shopping center in El Paso, Texas , and a popular nightlife stretch in Dayton, Ohio — also injured dozens more. They became the newest entries on an ever-growing list of mass shooting sites and spurred discussion on where to […]

  • A duplex painted pink and adorned with emojis, pictured on Aug. 2, 2019, is at the center of a neighborhood controversy in Manhattan Beach.

    Pink Duplex Adorned With Emojis Raises Ire in Manhattan Beach

    A duplex painted pink and adorned with emojis is at the center of a neighborhood controversy in Manhattan Beach. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 2, 2019.  

  • Katy Perry attends ABC's "American Idol" Finale on May 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

    Verdict: Katy Perry, Collaborators Must Pay $2.78M in ‘Dark Horse’ Copyright Case

    Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame, whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant court challenges and a trial against top-flight attorneys for Perry and the five other music-industry heavyweights who wrote her song. The amount fell well short […]

  • Robert Camou, left, and Amanda Custer are seen in undated photos released July 29, 2019, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Officials Search for Domestic Violence Suspect Accused of Kidnapping Girlfriend in Monrovia

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a domestic violence suspect and the woman he’s accused of abducting out of Monrovia Monday. Local police found evidence an assault had occurred when they responded around 8:15 a.m. to a home on the 600 block of Vaquero Road, a residential cul-de-sac on the border with Bradbury, according to a news release from Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials, who are joining the investigation. However, the involved parties have not been found. Detectives […]

  • A man is airlifted, left, after being shot by deputies at a home in Malibu, at right, on July 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Clutching Knives Shot by Deputies in Malibu: Fire Officials

    Authorities are investigating after deputies opened fire on a knife-wielding man in Malibu Friday afternoon, leaving him wounded, officials said. First responders were called just before 4 p.m. about the incident at a residence on the 28800 block of Bison Court, said Capt. Ronald Haralson with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The man, described as 32 years old, had attacked his mother with a 20-pounds dumbbell the day before, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. But the mother […]

  • A Corona woman receives treatment on July 25, 2019, for flesh-eating bacteria she contracted at the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Says She Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

    A weekend of sun, fun and music led to a medical nightmare for a Corona woman, who said she contracted flesh-eating bacteria while at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. Mona Rackauckus said she believed the bacteria, formally known as necrotizing fasciitis, got into her body through a small cut caused by shaving. After undergoing treatment, she said she feels lucky to be alive and to not have lost her leg. Up to 25 percent of people […]

  • Multiple power poles are seen down in Thermal in this photo submitted by a viewer.

    Wild Summer Weather Brings Rain and Heat to SoCal in Same Day

    Southern California saw weather ranging from rain and lightning to sweltering heat. Lightning prompted closures of L.A. County beaches from Torrance to Malibu Tuesday morning. As the day progressed, many saw the temperatures soaring, with more heat expected Wednesday.

  • Apparent burglars are seen in security footage from a Chatsworth home.

    Thieves Enter Chatsworth Mansion While Homeowners Sleep

    Brazen thieves were caught on security cameras as they burglarized a multimillion-dollar Chatsworth mansion while the homeowner was sleeping. The family slept through the ordeal and never came into contact with the burglars, one of whom appeared to be armed with a gun. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 22, 2019.

  • 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 […]

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