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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
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    Made in America Festival Makes Debut at Downtown L.A.’s Grand Park

    “Hello, Los Angeles,” said Metric lead singer Emily Haines near the end of the band’s second song on the city’s first day of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Her next words were far more ominous: “They’re going to eat me alive, if I stumble.” She wasn’t singing about the two-day music festival that transformed the Civic Center area, but city planners are keeping a watchful eye on the event, which was fast-tracked by Mayor Eric Garcetti since its announcement […]

  • Three lifeguards attempting to rescue a tired swimmer were caught in violent waves that reached up to 25 feet on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another Day of Damaging High Surf, Strong Rip Currents Expected at SoCal Beaches

    Another day of large swells and very strong rip currents were expected to hit Southern California beaches on Thursday as a high surf advisory remained in effect, according to the National Weather Service. Large crowds gathered at the Wedge in Newport Beach during the morning to watch experiences surfers and body-boarders take on the large waves. Amid the conditions, nearly 175 swimmers had to be rescued in Los Angeles County on Wednesday — which was considered the peak of a […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    2 Months After CSUN Student Died in Alleged Hazing Incident, Parents Still Seeking Answers

    Two months after a Cal State Northridge student died in an alleged hazing incident, his parents are still seeking answers. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • A 4-year-old girl was found after wandering away from Limerick Elementary School in Canoga Park on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canoga Park Mother Angry After 4-Year-Old Daughter Disappears From School for Hours

    The frantic search for a 4-year-old girl who was missing for several hours after walking away from an elementary school campus in Canoga Park has raised security concerns and angered the girl’s mother. During an interview Tuesday, Consuelo Tolentino said she received a call Friday from a school official who asked if she had given anyone permission to pick up her daughter, Marisela. “No, I didn’t,” Tolentino said. “Why?” “Well, we can’t find your child,” the official said, according to Tolentino. The frantic mother rushed […]

  • Uber Client Claims He Was Charged Five Times More Than Price He Was Quoted

    Alan Dumpit told KTLA that he and his friends used the ride-sharing app Uber to get to a concert in Whittier on Aug 3rd. The ride to the concert was about $45, but the return trip several hours later was $800, Dumpit said. Dumpit claims he checked the charges before leaving the concert and was expecting to pay about $150. Uber responded on Thursday with the following statement: “This is a simple case of buyer’s remorse. The surge confirmation screen […]

  • These two were identified as "people of interest" after they appeared in selfies on a burglary victim's photo account in the cloud. Photo provided by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Aug. 20, 2014.

    Persons of Interest Sought After Selfies Appear Following Santa Clarita Home Burglary

    Santa Clarita Valley detectives were looking for the public’s help Wednesday finding two people whose photos appeared in the “cloud” after a burglary victim’s electronics were stolen from her home. Several days after a Santa Clarita woman’s home was broken into, the photos appeared on her “cloud” photo account, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Electronics, cash, jewelry and other property was stolen during the July 30 burglary, which left the victim’s home ransacked and the mesh screen of her […]

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    Local Police Chief Favors Making Body Cameras Part of Every Officer’s Uniform

    Protesters in Los Angeles and across the country have called for more transparency following some controversial police shootings. Many have said its time for police officers to use wearable body cameras that record officers’ interactions with the public, something the Hawthorne police chief agrees with. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Jonathan Phan, 29, was arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Santa Ana, police said. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Alleged Intruder Arrested in Santa Ana After Stripping, Leaving ID at Victim’s Home

    A 29-year-old man who allegedly broke into a woman’s Santa Ana home, took off his clothes and climbed into bed with the sleeping victim was arrested after he left behind his driver’s license, police said Monday. Jonathan Phan was accused of breaking into the victim’s home in the 2100 block of West Civic Center (map) last month, a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department stated. During the alleged break in, Phan removed his clothes, got into the victim’s […]

  • Officers investigate after a three people managed to escape during a home-invasion robbery in Arcadia. (Credit: RMG News)

    Arcadia Residents Allegedly Held at Gunpoint, Jump Off Roof to Escape Robbers

    Police were searching for three robbers Saturday after responding to the screams of three Arcadia residents who were allegedly held at gunpoint and escaped by jumping off a home’s roof. Three people entered a home in the 600 block of West Lemon Avenue (map) through an unlocked rear window Friday night, according to an Arcadia Police Department news release. The residents were taken to an upstairs bedroom, forced to lie facedown and held at gunpoint by one of the robbers […]