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
  • Motorists travel through the Sepulveda Pass in tis undated photo. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Metro Planning to Allow Solo Drivers in 405’s Carpool Lanes for Toll Fee

    Los Angeles County spent 4½ years and more than $1.6 billion to widen the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. Now, the carpool lane born from that mega-project is facing a major change of its own: tolls. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the early stages of planning to allow solo drivers in the 405’s carpool lanes, for a price. Similar programs on portions of the 110 and 10 freeways charge drivers a per-mile toll that changes based on traffic […]

  • Smoke is seen at a manhole where an underground vault explosion took power out at South Coast Plaza on Nov. 29, 2019. (Credit: @uscsneakers/ Instagram) Shoppers pay for items amid the power outage on Black Friday. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Apparent Underground Vault Explosion Temporarily Cuts Power at South Coast Plaza on Black Friday

    An apparent underground electrical vault explosion took power out to parts of South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, leaving shoppers in the dark for almost two hours during the Black Friday rush. Cellphone video shows flames and smoke shooting out of an underground vault shortly before 2 p.m. as a loud exploding sound is heard. Firefighters and Southern California Edison crews responded to the shopping mall after the outage forced stores to close during one of the busiest holiday shopping […]

  • Shoppers Head to the Mall Looking for Deals Ahead of Black Friday

    Shoppers crowded the Glendale Galleria Thursday in search of deals ahead of Black Friday. Many had lined outside Target for hours waiting to nab discounted televisions. Kimberly Cheng reports from Glendale for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 28, 2019.

  • Sky Torres, 14, of Van Nuys, is battling a rare form of cancer. She's pictured on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Van Nuys Teen with Rare Cancer to Begin Clinical Trial in Boston

    Skye Torres of Van Nuys was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer last summer, just before the 14-year-old was set to start her freshman year of high school. Weeks of chemotherapy and other treatments have not stopped the disease. But Torres and her family are now looking to an experimental pediatric clinical trial in Boston for hope. But first she has to get there, and her fragile medical condition won’t allow for commercial air travel. To that […]

  • Traffic was snarled at LAX on Nov. 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    16 Arrested After Labor Demonstration Disrupts LAX Traffic During Busy Travel Week

    A labor demonstration at Los Angeles International Airport on one of its busiest travel days contributed to traffic congestion in the area on Tuesday. LAX officials warned passengers heading to the airport between 2 and 8 p.m. they would need extra time to reach the Central Terminal Area, according to a news release from Los Angeles World Airports. The protest had forced the closure of westbound Century Boulevard at Vicksburg Avenue, near the LAX entrance. But the thoroughfare was reopened  […]

  • LAPD responds to a report of an officer down in Hollywood on Nov. 25, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Machete-Wielding Man Fatally Wounded in Police Shooting That Also Left Officer Injured in Hollywood: LAPD

    A robbery suspect armed with a machete was shot and killed by police in Hollywood Monday after he carjacked a vehicle then crashed into two police cruisers, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The incident began around 11:30 a.m., when police said they received a call about the machete-wielding man robbing an auto parts store in the area of Sunset Boulevard and  Highland Avenue. “He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, then he walks […]

  • Photos released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department show the aftermath of a crash between a Metrolink train and an RV in Santa Fe Springs on Nov. 22, 2019.

    Metrolink Train Crashes Into RV in Santa Fe Springs, Igniting Fire; Major Service Delays Amid Track Closure

    Metrolink service experienced extensive delays Friday morning after a fiery crash between a Los Angeles-bound train and an RV in Santa Fe Springs prompted officials to shut down the tracks between Buena Park and Norwalk. Authorities received a report of a crash near the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues around 5:37 a.m., Whittier police Officer Hugo Figueroa said. Police arrived to find a Metrolink train that had struck a stalled RV on the tracks, igniting a fire that consumed […]

  • A family member holds a flyer showing Douglas James, who's been missing since being dropped off in the West Carson area by California Highway Patrol on Nov. 5, during a press conference on Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dementia Patient Dropped Off by CHP in Carson After His Twin’s DUI Arrest Has Been Missing for Weeks

    The family of a South Los Angeles man with dementia missing since early this month, when officers dropped him off nearly 12 miles away from his home after his twin brother’s DUI arrest, on Thursday called on authorities to do more to find the 62-year-old. Douglas James and his small dog, Teddy Bear, were riding in the passenger seat when his brother, Donald James, was pulled over by officers on the southbound 110 Freeway in Carson around 9:45 p.m. Nov. […]

  • Police respond to a shooting in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    5-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in Gun Accident in South L.A.: Police

    A young boy died after he accidentally shot himself at a home in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The gunfire was reported about 1:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of 41st Drive, east of Arlington Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said. Paramedics responded to treat a 5-year-old boy who was suffering from a gunshot wound, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. The young patient was rushed to […]

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