Kacey Montoya
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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
  • Surveillance video showed a fight that led up to stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Mid-City on March 21, 2015.

    Dispute Over Headlights at Fast Food Restaurant Ends in Stabbing in Mid-City

    Police were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying the person responsible for stabbing a cyclist outside a fast food restaurant in the Mid-City area in an attack that was caught on surveillance camera. It happened around 8:20 p.m. on March 21 in the parking lot of a Carl’s Jr. in the 2300 block of S. La Cienega Boulevard. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

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    3 Pedestrians Injured in Crash on PCH in Malibu

    A crash on PCH in Malibu on Tuesday night injured three pedestrians and forced the closure of the highway in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision was reported just after 8 p.m. in the 20300 block of Pacific Coast highway between Big Rock Drive and Las Flores. Three pedestrians were injured in the crash, in which a vehicle struck a fire hydrant and several parked cars, according to Deputy Robone with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s […]

  • Surveillance video showed two men being sought in connection with a series of tire slashings in a San Fernando neighborhood on March 30, 2015.

    Two Sought in Tire-Slashing Spree in San Fernando Neighborhood

    Police were searching Monday for two vandals wanted in a tire-slashing spree in a San Fernando neighborhood overnight that was caught on surveillance video. Surveillance video from a camera outside an office building showed two men walking down Maclay Avenue in San Fernando just after 1 a.m. Monday morning. A man wearing a white T-shirt can be seen walking close to a black pickup truck and puncturing the tires as he walks by. He can be seen doing the same […]

  • An investigation was underway after an off-duty LAPD officer was shot at in Santa Clarita on Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Off-Duty LAPD Officer Involved in Santa Clarita Shooting; 1 Detained

    A man was detained after an off-duty LAPD officer was involved in a shooting in Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Police Department officer was in the area of Rainbow Glen Drive and Swallow Court around 10:15 a.m. when the shooting occurred, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. No injuries were reported. According to LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar, the department had “no reason to believe” that the 25-year-veteran of LAPD had […]

  • Surveillance video captured a garage theft in Studio City. (Credit: KTLA)

    Studio City Parking Garage Theft Caught on Surveillance Video Prompts Warning

    A parking garage thief who was caught in the act on surveillance video in Studio City has prompted a warning from police to anyone who parks in a garage. Kacey Montoya reports from Studio City for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Boyfriend of Woman in Vallejo Kidnapping ‘Hoax’ Is Innocent Victim, His Attorneys Say

    A man accused of sending investigators on a “wild-goose chase” by allegedly fabricating a story about his girlfriend being abducted from his Bay Area home was actually a “victim” who had been drugged and restrained by kidnappers, his attorneys said Thursday. Aaron Quinn, 30, reported to police Monday that his girlfriend, Huntington Beach native Denise Huskins, had been forcibly kidnapped from his home on Mare Island in Vallejo. She was found safe at her father’s house in Orange County Wednesday and then […]

  • Evidence markers were placed around an SUV that investigators said could contain human remains in Tustin on March 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Remains Found in SUV Driven by Woman Detained in Tustin on Suspicion of Killing Her Mother-in-Law

    A woman was detained in Tustin Wednesday on suspicion of killing her mother-in-law and transporting her remains after setting fire to a home in Diamond Bar hours earlier, authorities said. The rapidly evolving case began about 1:30 a.m., when Los Angeles County firefighters were responding to a fire in the in the 1200 block of North Diamond Bar Boulevard, sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez said. No victims were found in the home, and there was no initial indication to county firefighters as to how […]

  • Santa Monica Residents Attend City Council Meeting to Debate Future of Controversial Airport

    More than 100 people turned out Tuesday for a city council meeting to debate the future of the Santa Monica Airport. Opponents had been trying to shut the airport down for years citing safety, pollution and noise issues. But supporters argued the airport was an important part of the community and contributed $250 million a year to the local economy. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

  • Clabe Hartley is seen wearing a bandage on Sunday, March 22, 2015, the day after part of his finger was bitten off in a scuffle at his restaurant in Venice.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Transient Arrested After Allegedly Biting Off Part of Venice Restaurant Owner’s Finger

    The owner of a Venice restaurant was recovering Sunday after part of his finger was allegedly bitten off by a transient during a violent altercation. The bizarre incident began 9 a.m. Saturday outside the Cow’s End Cafe, where a group of customers pointed out a man in his 20s who they said had been harassing them for money, according to Clabe Hartley, the business’s owner. When Hartley asked the man to leave, the transient began punching and scratching him, said Lt. […]