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
  • Lightning strike over the Queen Mary in Long Beach on June 30, 2015, when wind, showers and lighting rolled through the area late in the afternoon. (Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

    Summer Storm Brings Rain, Lightning and Temporary Beach Closures to SoCal

    A summer storm moved from San Diego County across much of the rest of Southern California Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning and unseasonable rainfall, and prompting temporary beach closures. Beaches in Orange and Los Angeles counties were under threat of lightning as the storms moved through the area at a speed of 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service. About 4:45 p.m., beachgoers in Los Angeles County were told to go inside as lightning was observed from Long Beach through […]

  • A photo of 4-year-old Adam was taken by family members at the hospital where he was being treated for burns to his chest.

    Riverside Family Sues Private Nurse After Boy With Disabilities Burned by Chemicals: Attorney

    The family of a 4-year-old Riverside boy with severe disabilities was suing a private nurse, alleging she burned their son with some type of chemical that caused severe pain and permanent scarring. Chris Bautista and Abbey Michel told KTLA their son Adam was injured by a woman they trusted. “You think you can trust someone you’ve known for four years and your baby comes home burned,” father Chris Bautista said. Adam was born with a condition where his brain didn’t […]

  • Police detectives were investigating an officer involved shooting on a street in Los Feliz on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot During Confrontation With Police in Quiet Los Feliz Neighborhood

    A man in his 30s was shot and critically wounded Friday night during a confrontation with police in a quiet neighborhood in Los Feliz. The victim was allegedly trying to flag down officers with the LAPD’s Security Services Department on Los Feliz Boulevard around 6:30 p.m., according to Lt. John Jenal with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers said the man had a towel wrapped around his arm as if he needed help. When they pulled over to investigate, the […]

  • All Blind Theater Group Opens New Production in Santa Monica

    A new play opened Friday night in Santa Monica, but this isn’t your average theater group. The actors playing all the parts in this production are blind. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Friday, June, 19, 2015. Click here for ticket information.

  • Fire units were at the scene of a small plane crash at the Long Beach Airport. (Credit: Long Beach Fire Department)

    Light Plane Crashes at Long Beach Airport; Pilot Hospitalized

    A light plane crashed into a perimeter fence while trying to land at Long Beach Airport on Thursday night. The crash of the single-engine Beachcraft was reported around 9:07 p.m., according to Jake Heflin with the Long Beach Fire Department. “A Beechcraft C23 Musketeer airplane was attempting to land and impacted the perimeter fence just prior to the approach end of Runway 25 Right,” said Allen Kenitzer with the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft was resting on the fence when Long […]

  • Store surveillance video shows an armed robber wanted in a string of South L.A. hold-ups.

    Alleged Serial Robber Arrested Following 3-Day Crime Spree in Which 2 Clerks Were Shot

    A suspected serial robber was in custody Thursday after allegedly shooting two clerks during a three-day crime spree in which three South Los Angeles businesses were hit. The robberies began Monday when a man described as “brazen and dangerous” by police entered a gas station and in the 3200 block of West 54th Street (map) and pulled out a gun, a clerk at the station said. Surveillance video shows a man wearing dark-colored clothes following the clerk through a security door to get […]

  • Store surveillance video shows an armed robber wanted in a string of South L.A. hold-ups.

    Man Sought in Armed Robbery Spree That Left 2 Store Clerks Wounded in South L.A.

    Detectives in South Los Angeles were asking for the public`s help finding a serial robbery suspect , who has hit three stores in three days. Police want to catch him before he strikes again. Kacey Montoya reports from South Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

  • Heal: Doctor On Demand App – Health Smart

    Getting in a visit to see the doctor can be expensive and time consuming but there is a new smartphone app that wants to relieve some of that pain.  See how “Heal” is changing the way you see check-ups. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA5 News at 10pm on June 16, 2015. Check out Heal to see if they service your area.    

  • A Pomona family said their home was being taken over by a fungus. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pomona Family Claims Their Home Is Being Eaten From the Inside Out by a Fungus

    A Pomona family is confronting a nightmarish scenario: Their home is being eaten from within by a seemingly voracious fungus. Chris Zettell and his wife Crystal first noticed an “orange, pancake-batter-looking ooze” in December, they said in an interview last week. They scraped the ooze away, but, to their horror, it grew back. They thought some kind of leak must be causing the growth, but multiple repair people could not determine the cause. “We’ve had 10 people out here. Nobody […]