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
  • A photo of a PacSun store display taken by Denver TV station KDVR.

    PacSun’s Image of Upside Down American Flag T-Shirt Ignites Memorial Day Controversy

    The popular clothing company, PacSun, came under fire this week after promoting a Memorial Day display featuring a T-shirt with an image of an upside-down American flag on the front. PacSun’s Facebook page has been inundated with complaints about the image for several days. On Twitter, outrage about the shirt prompted the hashtag #boycottpacsun. Please, every follower of mine, please #BoycottPacSun. Disgusting trashing of American Flag on Memorial Day. pic.twitter.com/Bzm7FT6B31 — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 26, 2015 The T-shirt was […]

  • Residents of a Hollywood Apartment Building Claim Their Home is Infested With Bed Bugs

    A couple who recently moved into the Gershwin Apartments in Hollywood said Friday that their home has been taken over by bed bugs. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, May 22, 2015.

  • A resident captured this photo of a coyote shortly before a 3-year-old girl was attacked on May 22, 2015.

    3-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Coyote While Walking With Parents in Irvine Park

    A 3-year-old girl was attacked by a coyote while walking with her parents in Silverado Park in Irvine on Friday evening. The incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Equinox and Silverado, according to Farrah Emami with the Irvine Police Department. The girl, who suffered superficial wounds in the attack, was treated at a local hospital and released. Officials were still searching the neighborhood for the coyote. More Video:

  • A photo of Alexis Groomes provided by her family.

    Missing Art Student Who Disappeared From Gardena Is Found Safe

    Update: Alexis Groomes was found safe Friday morning, according to Sara Rodriguez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Further details were not made available. Original post: Family members were asking for the public’s help Thursday in locating Alexis Groomes, a 21-year-old art student who disappeared after leaving her cousin’s home in Gardena on Sunday. Groomes, who lives on campus at the Art Institute of California in Santa Monica, was spending the weekend with her cousin, family members said. For […]

  • Rolling Stone's fan showed off her wrist band for a special concert in Hollywood on May 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lucky Fans Line Up for Surprise Rolling Stones Concert in Hollywood

    The last time the Rolling Stones played a little L.A. club, it was the 700-capacity Echoplex in Echo Park. Now they’ve moved up to the bright lights of Hollywood — keep an eye on these guys; it looks like they’re going places. On Wednesday, the band confirmed what many L.A. fans and outlets had long suspected about its upcoming tour schedule. It will, indeed, play a previously unannounced show somewhere in Hollywood tonight. Reps for the band declined to comment […]

  • The nonprofit LA on Cloud 9 provided this image of an event held in MacArthur Park.

    City Demands Nonprofit Aiding Homeless People, Pets Pay Permit Fees for MacArthur Park Events

    City officials have demanded the nonprofit LA on Cloud 9, which aims to help homeless people and their pets, pay a permit fee each time they hold an event at MacArthur Park. Kacey Montoya reports from Westlake for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

  • Vandals Caught on Video Burglarizing and Thrashing Two SoCal Bars

    Surveillance video captured images of several thieves being sought for burglarizing and causing extensive damage to two bars in Covina and Azusa during break-ins that occurred within hours of each other on Thursday. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday May 15, 2015.

  • Surveillance video released by the LAPD shows a car believed to be linked to the slaying of Jefferson Park bar owner Keith Hasson.

    Newly Released Video Could Hold Clue to Solving Slaying of Popular Bar Owner: LAPD

    LAPD detectives hope that video released Wednesday may be the key to solving the shooting death of bar owner Keith Hasson, who was gunned down on West 28th Street in Jefferson Park last September. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • An L.A. County jail officer interviews and fingerprints an inmate regarding his immigration status in June 2008. (Credit: Brent Foster/Los Angeles Times)

    Supervisors End Contract With ICE Over L.A. County Jails Presence, But Support Future Collaboration

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to end a controversial program that places immigration agents inside county jails to determine whether inmates are deportable. The Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to sever the county’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which allowed ICE agents to work daily inside jails and trained jail employees to assess the immigration status of inmates. Immigrant advocates have sharply criticized the program, known as 287(g), since it began 10 years ago, with […]