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).

Twitter: @kaceymontoya
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Recent Articles
  • Firefighters responded to a report of a plane down in the water off San Pedro on Feb. 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stunt Plane, Second Aircraft Collide Midair Before Crashing Off L.A. Harbor; Search Underway

    Two aircraft, one of them an aerobatic stunt plane, crashed into the water after an midair collision off San Pedro, prompting a multi-agency search for survivors on Friday afternoon, the Coast Guard confirmed. “Two separate tail identification numbers from two separate aircraft have been recovered and confirmed by the Federal Aviation Association,” a release from the Coast Guard stated. One of the planes was a Beechcraft 35 Bonanza and the other was a Citabria, according to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer. The Citabria was […]

  • Problem Solvers: Town Without Water – Relief on the Way?

    KTLA has been following the water crisis in Tulare County where thousands have been living without running water and forced to survive on bottled water.  In this special Problem Solvers update, Kacey Montoya re-visits the hardest hit areas with the official on a mission to cut through the red tape – Assemblyman Devon Mathis.  Mathis also reveals exclusively to KTLA the permanent solution that could arrive in this community by Spring. Kacey Montoya reports on the KTLA5 News at 11pm […]

  • The East Valley Animal Shelter was looking for a home for a black Lab-mix that was left with physical scars after being abused and neglected by her owners.

    Black Lab-Mix Left With Scars From Being Neglected and Abused Looking for Forever Home

    The East Valley Animal Shelter was looking for a home Wednesday for a black Lab-mix that was left with physical scars after being abused and neglected by her owners. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

  • Don George provided this photo after he says he was burned by an e-cigarette he purchased in Lancaster. He planned to file a lawsuit on Jan. 28, 2016.

    Veteran Says He Suffered Burns, Scarring After E-Cigarette Purchased in Lancaster Exploded

    A veteran planned to file a lawsuit filed Thursday after he said an e-cigarette purchased at a Lancaster store exploded, causing him to suffer burns on his face and neck, and to become scarred. Kacey Montoya reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

  • Alejandra Carrion Gutierrez, 27, is seen in a photo provided by the Fontana Police Department.

    Family of Missing Young Mother Found Buried in Fontana Backyard Speaks Out

    The body of Alejandra Carrion Gutierrez, 27, was found Friday buried in a “clandestine grave” in the backyard of her boyfriend`s home in Fontana. The discovery came two weeks after the mother of two was reported missing. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

  • Kinzie and Kylea  Payne are seen in a family photo with Liam.

    Dog Who Went Missing in Arkansas Turns Up 18 Months Later in Southern California

    A 3-year-old Siberian husky who disappeared from his home in Bentonville, Arkansas, in October 2014 was discovered last week in Ontario. A good Samaritan spotted “Liam” running loose in the street and brought him to the Inland Valley Humane Society. Workers at the rescue were able to locate Liam’s family using his microchip. The family was now trying to raise enough money to get Liam home. Click here, if you would like to help.

  • Glenn Frey, center, performs with other Eagles band members in Los Angeles in 2008.  (Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

    Glenn Frey, Founding Member of Eagles, Dies at 67 Following ‘Courageous Battle’ With Illnesses

    Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, died at age 67 on Monday in New York City, the band’s website has announced. “Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia,” the Eagles’ website stated. Frey suffered from health problems, causing the band to defer accepting their planned Dec. 6 Kennedy Center Honor until 2016, the Washington Post reported in November. He had a recurrence of “previous intestinal […]

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    Tennessee Man Claiming to Hold Top-Winning Powerball Ticket Verified by Lottery Official

    A family from Munford, Tennessee, claiming to hold one of three winning Powerball tickets, walked onto the Today Show set Friday morning and revealed themselves to the world. John and Lisa Robinson, along with their daughter Tiffany — and their lawyer, Joe Townsend and his daughter Ilene — were featured on the Today Show segment. The Robinsons said they had won the $1.5 billion Powerball, which they will have to split three ways with other winners from Florida and California. […]

  • Firefighters work to extricate a driver from a truck that crashed in the 800 block of Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills on Jan. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Dies After Runaway Truck Crashes in Beverly Hills, Near Sites of Collisions That Killed 2 LAPD Officers in 2014

    A man died after the truck he was driving crashed on a street in Beverly Hills, authorities said, near the sites of separate 2014 collisions that claimed the lives of two an LAPD detective and an officer. Friday’s morning’s incident was reported about 8:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Loma Vista Drive (map), according to a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Department. Sky5 video showed the firefighters extricating the truck’s driver, who was then placed into an ambulance that left the scene. His […]