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
  • Members of Paramount Gym Accuse Owner of Placing Secret Camera in Bathroom

    Members of a Paramount gym say the facility’s owner installed a camera to secretly record women in the restroom and changing area, and sheriff’s officials have opened an investigation. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 22, 2019.

  • San Fernando Teacher Helps Kindergartner in Search for Missing Husky

    When she saw how heartbroken one of her new students was over her missing puppy, San Fernando kindergarten teacher Stephanie Levinson began dedicating her free time to finding the dog, even helping raise reward money. The young Husky, Arya, escaped from a backyard in Mission Hills during high winds last Friday. Arya is described as a white Husky with light eyes and nose. She is microchipped and was wearing a pink collar. Anyone who sees her should not chase her […]

  • Policemen stand next to a burnt vehicle after heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on Oct. 18, 2019. (Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty Images)

    El Chapo’s Son Caught During Massive Shootout That Left 8 Dead, But Was Released to Save Lives: Mexican Officials

    A bloody, prolonged shootout between Mexican security forces and suspected cartel members in Sinaloa state this week was an intentional — and ultimately abandoned — attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for extradition to the United States, Mexican officials now say. Troops did temporarily detain Ovidio Guzman Lopez during Thursday’s operation in the city of Culiacan, officials said. But as the battle dragged on, he was released and the operation was suspended to […]

  • Southern California Edison power lines are seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    SCE Warns High Winds Could Lead to Thousands of Power Shutoffs

    Southern California Edison is considering cutting power to thousands of customers Thursday over concerns that high winds could cause a wildfire. Forecasters are calling for an extended period of moderate to strong northerly winds beginning Thursday and continuing into early next week. Peak wind gusts will reach between 40 and 60 mph in some areas, the National Weather Service stated. The strongest winds will likely be recorded over the Santa Barbara South Coast, Santa Ynez Range and the I-5 Corridor. […]

  • Jen Devis, 36, and her newborn son, Bradley, pictured in a photo in July of 2019. (Credit: Loma Linda University Health)

    Mother Diagnosed With Cancer Early in Pregnancy Gives Birth to Healthy Boy

    When Jade Devis of Rancho Cucamonga was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer during the first trimester of her pregnancy, she was warned that a difficult and dangerous road lay ahead. After surgery, chemotherapy and four months of worry, Devis, 36, gave birth in July to her “miracle child,” Bradley. And Devis, herself, has responded very well to treatment for her aggressive cancer. “Devis finishes her final round of infusion therapy at the end of November, but she’s […]

  • Allison Wendel is seen in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Santa Ana Police Investigating If Possible Bullying Was a Factor in 10-Year-Old Girl’s Apparent Suicide

    An investigation has been launched into whether a 10-year-old girl who apparently killed herself at a home in Santa Ana was the victim of bullying, officials said Tuesday. Officers responded to the residence after the child was discovered dead by her 9-year-old sister on Sunday night, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Her death appeared to be a suicide, Bertagna said. He added that to his knowledge, she did not leave a note. Family identified the girl […]

  • Eyad Jarjour, left, consoles his neighbor as she views her burned home after flames from the Saddleridge Fire tore through Granada Hills on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)

    Saddleridge Fire 44% Contained After Damaging or Destroying 75 Structures

    Fire crews worked overnight to increase containment of the Saddleridge Fire, which has destroyed dozens of homes in the San Fernando Valley. The fire, which began just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 10, was 44% contained as of Monday evening, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in an update. The blaze had scorched 8,391 acres, or just over 13 square miles of land, as of the 8 p.m. update. At least 75 structures were damaged or destroyed by the fire, […]

  • Dayvid Sherman and the vehicle he is accused of using to pick up rape victims are seen in undated photos released Oct. 7, 2019, by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Police Seek Victims of Man Accused of Raping Women Picked up at West Hollywood Nightclub

    Los Angeles detectives on Monday released the photo of a recently arrested rape suspect in hopes that any additional victims will come forward. Dayvid Sherman, 48, is accused of giving two intoxicated women rides home from a West Hollywood nightclub then raping them in two separate incidents over the past year, Los Angeles police said in a news release. LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said Sherman would pose as a sort of private chauffeur, targeting intoxicated people coming out of the […]

  • Diahann Carroll, Pioneering Actress and Singer Who Starred in ‘Julia,’ Dies at 84

    Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as “Julia,” has died. She was 84. Carroll’s daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. During her long career, Carroll earned a Tony Award for the musical “No Strings” and an Academy Award nomination for best actress for “Claudine.” But she was perhaps best known […]

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