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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
  • People embrace at the scene of a memorial for victims after a van plowed into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, on April 23, 2018. (Credit: Cole Burston / Getty Images)

    10 Dead, 15 Injured After Van Plows Into Pedestrians in Toronto; Incident Appears Intentional: Police

    Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in custody. Minassian was arrested in a white rental van less than 30 minutes after police received a 911 call, Saunders said. Minassian was previously known to Toronto authorities, according to […]

  • New Culver City Theater Will Put Performers With Disabilities in the Spotlight

    A nonprofit that supports actors and musicians with disabilities is opening a new theater in Culver City, and opening night on April 13 will feature an original play titled “Lost in the Light.” For more information, visit CREoutreach.org. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 11, 2018.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018. (Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for Mistakes That Led to Cambridge Analytica Scandal During Testimony

        Dozens of senators attempted to take swipes at Mark Zuckerberg in his debut on Capitol Hill. None appeared to land a significant blow. The Facebook CEO formally apologized to Congress on Tuesday for mistakes that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and stressed that his company is rethinking its responsibility to users and society. “It’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, […]

  • Alaskan Malamutes Rescued From Breeder in NorCal Need Homes

    About two dozen Alaskan Malamutes rescued from a breeder in Northern California last month are now being cared for by a woman in Simi Valley. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with expensive medical care and as soon as the dogs are healthy, all 11 adults and 11 puppies will be available for adoption. Anyone interested in giving a permanent homes to these dogs can fill out an application at https://www.alaskanmalamuterescue.com.  Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA […]

  • Officials ID Shooter Who Injured 3 at YouTube’s San Bruno HQ as San Diego Woman

    City officials identified the woman who shot and injured three people before killing herself at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters Tuesday as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39-year-old San Diego resident. “At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted,” a statement from the city of San Bruno said. The San Bruno Police Department received several 911 calls reporting gunshots around 12:46 p.m. at the YouTube offices at 901 Cherry Ave., […]

  • A dog allegedly pepper sprayed by a mail carrier in Gardena is seen here on March 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mail Carrier Pepper Sprays Dog in Gardena

    A mail carrier pepper sprayed a dog in Gardena, and the United States Postal Service apparently allows for its employees to fend off feisty pets with so-called dog repellent, according to the agency’s website. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 23, 2018.

  • A concerned Irvine resident speaks about emergency homeless shelters being place in the city, during a meeting on March 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Irvine Residents Express Opposition to Emergency Homeless Shelters Being Put There

    Residents in Irvine gathered at a public meeting to express opposition to a plan to place emergency shelters for Orange County’s homeless population in the city. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 22, 2018.

  • LAPD Officer Jim Stover, right, shows reporters one of the department's new body cameras in 2015. Thousands of LAPD officers now wear the devices. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD to Make Bodycam, Patrol Car Videos Public in Policy Reversal

    The Los Angeles Police Department’s years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency’s civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future. The 4-0 vote by the Police Commission marks a dramatic about-face for a department that refused to release such footage even as it rolled out thousands of body cameras to officers across the city in recent years. The new approach will […]

  • President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego on March 13, 2018. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘California Is Begging Us to Build Walls,’ Trump Says at Border During 1st Presidential Visit to Golden State

    After 14 months of avoiding the nation’s most populous state, President Donald Trump arrived for his first presidential tour of California on Tuesday, a trip he kicked off at the U.S.-Mexico border to view prototypes for his long-promised wall. The president arrived at the Otay Mesa testing site around 12:20 p.m. and spoke alongside a Border Patrol official who has been stationed in the area 25 years — since before the existing wall was constructed — reiterating his belief that the $18-billion […]