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Kacey Montoya is an Emmy-Award winning reporter who joined KTLA as a general assignment reporter in June 2013. Prior to KTLA, she spent more than five years at CBS affiliate, KOIN-TV, in Portland, Ore., where she was an anchor and reporter. She also spent two years at the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, Calif., and a year at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, W.Va.

Kacey was born in Orange County, but raised in Dallas. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in broadcast journalism. At CSUN, she earned many awards including first place for TV in-depth reporting for her talk show on political free speech. Kacey interned at CNN Los Angeles in the entertainment news department.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Kacey at a yoga studio or spending time with friends and family — she is one of seven kids.

She’s an advisory board member of Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA), and is chair for the National Media Ambassador Council for the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation of Women (NWCAVE).

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Recent Articles
  • Brandon Hitchcock, 30, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student.

    Downey Teacher Charged With Unlawful Sex Acts With Student

    A Downey High School teacher and coach was charged Tuesday with 15 felony counts involving unlawful sexual acts with a female student at the school, officials said. Brandon Hitchcock, 30, who also serves as Downey High’s girls soccer coach, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student when she was a junior and senior. Hitchcock was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and five counts of oral copulation […]

  • The mother of Robin Samsoe, a 12-year-old girl who was abducted and killed in 1979, admires a memorial created in honor of her daughter. It was scheduled to be unveiled in Huntington Beach on Oct. 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach Memorial to Honor 12-Year-Old Girl Abducted, Murdered in 1979

    Huntington Beach officials planned to unveil a memorial Sunday in honor of a 12-year-old girl who was the youngest victim of a serial killer who terrorized the L.A. area in the 1970s. Robin Samsoe was biking to her ballet class in 1979 when she was abducted. Her decomposed body was later found in the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles Times reported. Samsoe’s mother, Marianne Connelly, said she was elated when Huntington Beach city council members voted unanimously in July to […]

  • Sara Stelzer, a San Diego State University student from Moorpark, died after contracting meningitis, family members said.

    ‘Vibrant’ SDSU Student From Moorpark Brain Dead After Contracting Meningitis

    Friends and loved ones on Friday were mourning a San Diego State University freshman from Moorpark who was left brain dead after contracting meningococcal meningitis. The 18-year-old woman, identified by friends and the university as Sara Stelzer, was admitted to a San Diego hospital Tuesday morning with flu-like symptoms, according to a statement from the county Health & Human Services Agency. San Diego State officials issued the following statement of condolence on the passing of the teenager: “We are deeply saddened […]

  • Exteriors of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: CNN)

    Second Ebola Nurse May Have Had Symptoms Four Days Earlier Than Reported

    A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson — who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in […]

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    Mom Charged After Teen Son Allegedly Brings Semi-Automatic Handgun to Van Nuys School

    A mother accused of “allowing” her teen son to take a loaded firearm and ammunition to a Van Nuys high school, and then allegedly refusing to cooperate with police, was charged Wednesday with multiple criminal counts. The charges were announced by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said it was the city’s first criminal case in connection with safe firearm storage laws. Leah Wilcken, 41, was charged in connection with a May 13 incident in which her 17-year-old son […]

  • Hope View Elementary School in Huntington Beach is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach Students Displaced by Asbestos Abatement to Return to Class Thursday

    Hundreds of students who had been out of school since last week because of asbestos fears were expected to be back in class on Thursday, but not at their own schools. The Ocean View School District relocation plan was posted on the district’s website. Kacey Monyota reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Teachers from Oak View, Hope View and Lake View elementary schools can pick up free supplies from 9 to 10 a.m. […]

  • Eleven Huntington Beach schools were tested for asbestos, officials said Oct. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Angry Parents Pulling Children Out of Huntington Beach School Over Asbestos Concerns

    An asbestos scare has forced the indefinite closure of a Huntington Beach grade school and an examination of every campus in the district, leaving parents frustrated and some unsure where their children will go to school. School officials estimated that Lake View Elementary will be closed five to 10 weeks as asbestos is removed from classrooms. The campus is one of three schools in the Ocean View School District that had been closed this week because of asbestos concerns. District […]

  • Hope View Elementary School in Huntington Beach is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach School Shut Down Indefinitely After Tests Come Back Positive for Asbestos

    The Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach released a statement Thursday, which in part confirmed that testing at Lake View Elementary returned readings in two classrooms that measured higher than the minimum level. As a result, the district further announced that Lake View would remain closed indefinitely so a full abatement of asbestos materials could be completed. The teachers and students from that campus were being temporarily moved to Westmont and Harbour elementary schools. Kacey Montoya reports for the […]

  • Eleven Huntington Beach schools were tested for asbestos, officials said Oct. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Outraged Parents Demand Answers in Asbestos Abatement Controversy at Local School District

    Several meetings were held Wednesday concerning the fate of 11 schools in Huntington Beach where parents and teachers are voicing their concerns over an asbestos abatement program they claimed was putting lives at risk. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.