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
  • 'Joker' spurs security precautions (Credit: CNN)

    Federal Officials Issue Bulletin Regarding Threats Ahead of ‘Joker’ Movie Opening

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning law enforcement ahead of the opening weekend of the movie “Joker” after a number of threats were posted online calling for mass shootings at showings of the movie. In a Joint Intelligence Bulletin shared with police this week and obtained by CNN, federal authorities write that the FBI has no information leading to “specific or credible threats to particular locations or venues,” but note that the FBI has received tips of […]

  • Ed Buck appears in Los Angeles County court on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Ed Buck in 2 Overdose Deaths at His West Hollywood Home

    Wealthy California political donor Ed Buck was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for two overdose deaths in his West Hollywood apartment and charged with providing methamphetamine to three other men, one of whom survived two overdoses. The indictment returned in U.S. District Court charged Buck with distributing meth resulting in the deaths of Timothy Dean in January and Gemmel Moore in 2017. Buck had previously been charged in Moore’s death after his arrest last month. Buck, 65, who […]

  • Doorbell Camera Captures Brazen Robbery on West Hills Front Porch

    Police are searching for a hooded man who robbed a woman on her West Hills front porch in an attack captured on surveillance video Monday night. The incident in the 7700 block of Woodhall Avenue was reported about 10:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said. The 27-year-old victim said she was returning home from a friend’s house and parked just a few steps from her front door on the night of the attack. She heard footsteps as […]

  • A man is seen on surveillance footage firing a handgun in Silver Lake on Sept. 30, 2019.

    Man Seen on Surveillance Footage Firing Handgun in Silver Lake Neighborhood

    Police are searching for a person who began firing shots seemingly at random in the early hours Monday in Silver Lake. No one was hurt in the incident, but neighbors are concerned. Several neighbors caught the incident on surveillance footage. Video shows a dark-colored SUV – apparently a Scion xB – stopping in the street near Kenilworth Avenue and Hawick Street just before 2 a.m. Monday. A passenger gets out, walks into the street, gets into a crouching position, and […]

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    9th-Grader Arrested After 12-Year-Old Suffers Serious Head Injuries in Altercation at O.C. High School: Police

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested, and a 12-year-old boy hospitalized after an altercation at Corona del Mar High School, the Newport Beach Police Department said Friday. The physical confrontation occurred Thursday afternoon between the two students on the school’s campus at 2101 Eastbluff Dr., according to Annette Franco, a spokeswoman for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. During the incident, the 12-year-old boy — a middle school student — was pushed backward, said Heather Rangel, who is with the Police Department. […]

  • 2 Teens Charged in Connection With Fatal Sucker-Punch of 13-Year-Old Boy at Moreno Valley School

    Two 13-year-old boys accused in a brutal, on-campus assault in Moreno Valley that left their classmate with fatal injuries now face prosecution, authorities announced Thursday. Both boys were charged with assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, according to John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The juvenile petitions were filed on Sept. 18. “At this time, those are the filed petitions in this case,” he wrote in an email. “As with […]

  • Students march at a vigil at Landmark Middle School on Sept. 25, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil for Boy Who Died After Being Punched at Moreno Valley School Turns Into Heated Outcry Against Bullying

    A vigil was held at a Moreno Valley middle school Wednesday for a 13-year-old boy who died after he was sucker-punched on campus by two other students. The vigil turned heated when the crowd of Landmark Middle School students and parents saw Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora, who they said has not done enough to stop bullying. The boy, named Diego, was critically injured in the attack on Sept. 16. Two boys, also 13, have been arrested […]

  • National Champion South Los Angeles Student Robotics Team Raising Funds to Compete in China

    A youth robotics team from South Los Angeles is looking forward to competing in China after clinching the first- and second-place positions in a national robotics contest. And they could use your help. But the trip won’t be inexpensive, and a fund to help the South Los Angeles Robotics team cover the costs of the trip has been set up online. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 24, 2019.

  • A burglary crew was caught on camera targeting vehicles in Canyon Country on Sept. 23, 2019.

    Auto Burglars Target Canyon Country Neighborhood

    Residents of a Canyon Country neighborhood are on edge after they awoke Monday to learn a crew of auto burglars had targeted their neighborhood for theft. At least four burglars using two vehicles were captured on neighborhood security cameras. KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 23, 2019.

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