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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
  • Vice President Joe Biden is seen at a roundtable discussion in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vice President Biden to Discuss Education on Day 2 of SoCal Visit; Street Closures in Effect

    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday was expected to discuss college education on the second day of his visit to the Los Angeles area. Meanwhile, several street closures have been announced to accommodate the vice president’s motorcade. According to Biden’s office, he plans to visit West Los Angeles College in Culver City for a conversation about “the importance of helping Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed.” Motorists were advised to avoid the following areas […]

  • Evidence suggests that the latest measles outbreak has spread beyond people who visited Disneyland between Dec. 17 and 20. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Measles Cases Not Limited to the Unvaccinated

    As the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease. But some medical experts have also expressed concern about the five patients who contracted measles despite being fully vaccinated. Their cases point to a lesser-known aspect of the measles vaccine: That even those who get the shots have a small risk of getting sick, […]

  • Police were investigating the shooting of a man sitting in a Rolls Royce behind a comic book shop in Hollywood on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot While Sitting in Rolls Royce in Hollywood Parking Lot ID’d

    As the search for a gunman continued early Saturday, police identified the man who was shot twice while sitting in his parked Rolls Royce in Hollywood the previous night. Kameron Segal was on the driver’s side of the late-model silver and black Rolls Royce in the parking lot behind Meltdown Comics (map) when a bicyclist rode up to the car around 8:40 p.m. Friday and opened fire, according to the Lt. Murray and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. […]

  • A 2-1/2-foot alligator was found in a large aquarium at the rear of a property in Mission Hills on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.

    2nd Alligator Found in San Fernando Valley Back Yard: L.A. Animal Services

    A day after authorities said they had found an alligator in the back yard of a Valley Glen home, a second alligator wason Wednesday reported found about 5 miles away behind a house in Mission Hills. The second gator was found in the 15300 block of Lassen Street (map) after Los Angeles animal control officers received information about the reptile having been abandoned in the rear yard of the home. The house had an eviction notice posted, and the 2-1/2-foot alligator […]

  • A man was fatally stabbed by an alleged robber on Jan. 13, 2015, in  South L.A. (Credit: KTLA)

    Son Is Fatally Stabbed During Robbery at His Parents’ South LA Doughnut Shop: LAPD

    Family and community members mourned Wednesday the death of a 29-year-old man who was fatally stabbed during a robbery at his parents’ doughnut shop in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. It is unclear where the young man was fatally wounded, but police say the robbery took place at a Louisiana fried chicken and doughnut shop near West Florence Avenue and South Broadway Street (map) around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. The alleged robber ordered […]

  • Dave Osinga and his son Zachary sit by a fire ring as the sun sets at Corona del Mar State Beach. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Wood-Burning Fire Pits May Return to Newport Beach

    Update posted by KTLA: The Newport Beach City Council approved a plan Tuesday night to bring  wood-burning fire pits back to some local beaches. Original post by LATimes: The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches. If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday evening, 60 wood-burning fire rings could ultimately be returned to beaches in Balboa and Corona […]

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Rania of Jordan attend a mass unity rally following the recent Paris terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    World Leaders Join Millions at Anti-Terror Rally in Paris; Demonstration Called Largest in French History

    At least 3.7 million people, including world leaders, marched in an anti-terrorism rally in Paris on Sunday, the French Mission to the United Nations said, calling the massive gathering the largest in France’s history. The day was emotional and peaceful, a gesture of unity just days after Islamic extremists slaughtered 17 people. World leaders joined French President Francois Hollande, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The day also brought together […]

  • 2015 Rose Queen Madison Triplett and her court wave to the crowd. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Rose Parade 2015: A Look at the Crowd Favorites and Award-Winning Floats

    Despite chilly temperatures, thousands of people lined the streets of Pasadena on Thursday for the 126th Rose Parade, huddling under blankets and sipping hot chocolate as they watched flower-covered floats roll past. As the last marching band passed, capping the two-hour parade, people began packing up their blankets and chairs. Some snapped a few last photos before heading to their cars. Others hugged friends goodbye. Hector Morales turned to his 5-year-old daughter, Rotce, and shrugged. “Se acabó,” he said, telling […]

  • Family members of passengers of missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at Juanda international airport in Surabaya in East Java on Dec. 28, 2014. (Credit: JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing AirAsia Plane Likely at ‘the Bottom of the Sea,’ Indonesian Rescue Official Says

    Indonesia’s top rescue official says authorities believe the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane’s last contact. “(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early conjecture is that the plane is in the bottom of the sea,” Bambang Sulistyo, head of Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, told reporters Monday. But searchers still […]