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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
  • Children are seen splashing around in the Verdugo Park Pool in Burbank on June 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burbank Lifeguard Accused of Using Cellphone to Record Women, Girls in Locker Room and Public Bathroom

    A 22-year-old lifeguard was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after allegedly using his cellphone to take photographs and video of women and girls in the employee locker room and a public restroom. Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. around 9:15 a.m. after a woman realized she was being recorded, according to the Burbank Police Department. “There was an employee in the locker room that was changing, looked up and saw this phone that […]

  • Home surveillance video provided by UBER passenger CJ Yu captured a confrontation between Yu and an UBER driver on June 18, 2016.

    Uber Driver Arrested in Inglewood After Caught on Video Dispute With Passenger Over Cellphone

    A 35-year-old Uber driver was arrested in Inglewood Tuesday on suspicion of robbery after allegedly stealing a passenger’s cellphone after a monetary dispute that was captured on surveillance video. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department took Medhanie Meshesha into custody after an investigation into a confrontation between the Uber driver and passenger CJ Yu of Leimert Park on Saturday. Yu told KTLA that he left his cellphone in Meshesha’s car earlier in the day. When he realized what he’d […]

  • FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse nightclub where a gunman killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Orlando Gunman Visited Pulse Nightclub on Night of Attack, Left and Returned

    The Orlando gunman went to the Pulse nightclub earlier Saturday night and then left before returning to carry out his attack as the gay club prepared to close early Sunday morning, law enforcement officials say. Omar Mateen paid the entry fee, obtained a wrist band, and entered the club, the officials said. Investigators believe he may have been checking the club security. Surveillance video, cell phone tracking along with witness interviews have helped the FBI to build a timeline of […]

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    Dog Wash Fundraiser Held in Covina

    A dog wash fundraiser that in part benefited the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society was held in Covina on Saturday. Kacey Montoya reports from Covina for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 18, 2016. Click here for more information on the fundraiser. Another event will also be held next Saturday to benefit the Humane Society. 

  • Fugitives Kenneth Paul, 21, of Los Angeles, right, and Evan Scott, 27, of Inglewood, left, are seen in photos provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    9 Indicted in Connection With Series of SoCal Smash-and-Grab Robberies Netting $6 Million in Stolen Luxury Watches

    They were strangers, federal investigators said, hired by a mastermind to plan a series of heists targeting jewelry stores in Southern California. They stormed in, smashed glass display cases with hammers and lifted $6 million in Rolex and other luxury Swiss watches. It had the makings of a classic Hollywood heist film whose cast of characters went by nicknames: Macc Attack, Tiny Bogart, Janky Bone, Green Eyes, Bully Bad Ass and Hang Out. On Thursday,  the U.S. attorney’s office announced that nine men […]

  • The FBI on June 15, 2016, released these composite sketches of a man they believe is responsible for multiple rapes and homicides across California.

    $50,000 Reward Offered for ‘Original Night Stalker’ Who Raped, Killed Women Across California for 10 Years

    He went into homes while his victims slept. He shined a flash light on their faces, tied up both men and women, ransacked their homes and raped the female victims. He often took small items from homes, including coins and jewelry. Some victims reported receiving calls from the suspect after he had left. The crimes began in 1976 in east Sacramento and the unknown assailant terrorized people in the Bay Area before moving south. Now, 40 years after his first […]

  • James Wesley Howell is seen in a booking photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department after his arrest on June 12, 2016.

    Indiana Man Arrested With Weapons in Santa Monica Had Made Threats, Ex-Boyfriend Says

    The 20-year-old Indiana man who was arrested in Santa Monica Sunday with three assault rifles, ammunition and a bucket of chemicals for making explosives had threatened his 17-year-old ex-boyfriend and the ex-boyfriend’s coworkers months earlier, the teen said Monday. James Wesley Howell was arrested by Santa Monica police around dawn Sunday, just hours after a terror attack left 50 people dead, including the shooter, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In Santa Monica, Howell repeatedly knocked on a resident’s door […]

  • People hold a vigil in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2016, in reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

    Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History: 50 Dead, 53 Injured After Attack in Orlando Gay Nightclub

    An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. * The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said. * Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS […]

  • Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a primary night event on June 7, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton: ‘We’ve Reached a Milestone’

    President Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night to congratulate them on their Democratic primary race, according to a White House statement. “The President congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary to clinch the Democratic nomination for President,” the statement read. “Her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children.” Obama will also meet with Sanders at the White House on Thursday at Sanders’ request. The […]