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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
  • A photo provided by Brandon Akridge shows the bartender in a hospital bed after an apparent beating on May 21, 2016.

    Man Says He Woke Up in the Hospital After Being Drugged and Beaten in West Hollywood

    Brandon Akridge said he woke up in the hospital bruised and beaten last weekend with no memory of what happened to him after leaving a bar in West Hollywood. Kacey Montoya reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Akridge has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for his medical bills.  

  • A passerby discovered a Chihuahua tied up in a garbage bag in San Juan Capistrano. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chihuahua Rescued After Being Left to Die in Trash Bag Inside Dumpster in San Juan Capistrano

    Edwin Belteton was walking his dogs with his mother in San Juan Capistrano earlier this month when he heard a faint whimpering sound coming from inside a dumpster. When he looked closer, he discovered a Chihuahua that had been tied up in a garbage bag. Kacey Montoya reports from San Juan Capistrano for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released this photo on May 24, 2016 of a van they believe was driven by a man who punched a small dog to death earlier in the month.

    LAPD Looking for Man Who Allegedly Punched Small Dog to Death in Boyle Heights

    The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who repeatedly hit a small dog and killed it. A witness reported seeing a small dog jump out of a van in the 1600 block of East First Street in Boyle Heights on May 14 about 1:30 p.m. The driver chased the dog, punched it and threw it onto the sidewalk several times until it died, LAPD officials said in a press release. “We were sitting […]

  • Guillermina Varela and her 17-year-old daughter Alexandra are seen in a photograph on May 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victorville Mother Believes Daughter With Cerebral Palsy Is Being Abused at School

    The San Bernardino County Sheriff`s Department was investigating Monday allegations by a Victorville woman that her 17-year-old special needs daughter was being physically “assaulted” at school and that the abuse was being covered up. Kacey Montoya reports from Victorville for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, May 23, 2016.

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    Local Filmmaker Documents Untold Stories of Military Families Caring for Wounded Warriors

    Filmmaker Stephanie Howard has spent the past four years working on a documentary called “The Weight of Honor,” which shines a light on the family caregivers whose lives are changed forever when their loved ones come home wounded from battle. Kacey Montoya reports from Valencia for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  

  • Renee Carleton is seen at the "The Pet Food Bank" warehouse in Huntington Beach on May 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rent Hike Could Threaten Future of the Pet Food Bank in Huntington Beach

    After two decades of service, the Pet Food Bank may be forced to shut down because of a 141 percent rent hike at the organization’s Huntington Beach warehouse, operator Renee Carleton said Wednesday. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. More information is at thepetfoodbank.com or facebook.com/ThePetFoodBank.

  • The shattered sunroof on a Honda CRV is seen in a photo on May 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Valencia Woman Says Sunroof in Honda CR-V Shattered While She Was Driving

    The sunroof on a new Honda CR-V shattered while a Valencia mother was driving with her young daughter in the backseat, the woman said Tuesday. Kacey Montoya reports from Valencia for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

  • Two alleged car burglars are seen in surveillance video provided by a Woodland Hills homeowner on May 16, 2016.

    Burglars Sought in Rash of Vehicle Break-ins in Woodland Hills Neighborhood

    Some Woodland Hills residents expressed outrage Monday after being repeatedly victimized by car burglars. Elizabeth Espinosa reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 17, 2016. Residents of one Woodland Hills neighborhood expressed their outrage Monday after being repeatedly victimized by car burglars. Kacey Montoya reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, May 16, 2016.  

  • Organizers of the effort to have legal residents apply for citizenship say Donald Trump's views and comments are among the factors leading immigrants to apply. (Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)

    Local Realtor Posts Ad Directed at Those Looking to Move Out of U.S. If Trump Wins Election

    Some Americans say if Donald Trump is elected president, they will move to Canada or elsewhere. Now, a Southern California realtor is taking advantage of those drastic claims with a tongue-in-cheek advertisement that’s been viewed thousands of times. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on May 13, 2016.