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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 rat can be seen scurrying down a home in Westchester on Sept. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Westchester Residents Say Neighbor Is Feeding Rodents, Causing Rat Infestation

    There was a growing uproar in one Westchester neighborhood where residents claim that a neighbor is feeding rats and causing an infestation in the area. Erik Jakobsen and his wife Adriana moved into the area of Los Angeles two years ago and noticed the rodents right off the bat. “It’s terrifying. These rats are everywhere,” Erik Jakobsen said. He said that rats live in the house next door to his, but the homeowners don’t seem to mind. When confronted, the […]

  • A tree fell on a truck after wild weather hit the Inland Empire on Sept. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Dangerous Storm’ Brings Rain, Lightning and Flooding to Parts of SoCal; Possible Funnel Cloud Spotted

    As the region suffered through a fourth day of triple-digit temperatures, wild weather swept through parts of Southern California late Tuesday afternoon, causing flooding and damage in areas of the Inland Empire. Southwestern Riverside County and eastern Orange County — including Riverside, Temecula, Corona, Hemet and Mission Viejo — were among the areas affected by the sudden summer storm, which included heavy rain, lightning and hail in the afternoon hours. One of the areas hardest hit by the severe weather […]

  • Daniel Gomez is seen in a photo provided to KTLA.

    Vigil Held for Long Beach Man Killed in Hit-and-Run While Skateboarding

    A vigil was held Monday night for a 20-year-old Long Beach resident who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his skateboard over the weekend. About 200 people attended the vigil for Daniel Gomez, including his devastated older sister who pleaded for the person that hit her brother to come forward. “Please whoever you are, please just report yourself,” Sami Gomez said through tears. “My brother needs justice, please.” Long Beach police said Gomez was […]

  • A bulldozer is seen a site in Riverside that local residents say is causing health problems. (Credit: KTLA)

    Former Toxic Dump Site in Riverside Causing Health Problems, Residents Say

    Riverside residents say a former toxic dump site near their homes is causing health problems. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • A female bear and her cub were uneasy about leaving a Monrovia neighborhood they wandered into due to a crown of spectators, authorities said on Sept. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mama Bear, Cub Spotted in Monrovia Neighborhood, Bringing Crowds

    A mama bear and her cub on Wednesday wandered into a Monrovia neighborhood, where they snacked on avocados and spent hours in a tree as residents looked on. Jon Gonzalez was at his girlfriend’s house in the 200 block of East Olive Avenue (map) when he saw the the bears walking around in the backyard. “The don’t usually come down this far” from the nearby Angeles National Forest, Gonzalez said. “It’s amazing. They do look thirsty and hungry. With this heat, […]

  • The Anaheim City Council voted Sept. 9, 2014, to have local police officer wear body cameras. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anaheim City Council Votes in Favor of Police Officers Wearing Video Cameras

    The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to have police officers wear video cameras while on duty. Anaheim Police Department officers have used audio recording for two years but would soon begin wearing cameras as well, officials said. Department officials said they were concerned about balancing transparency and protecting victim’s privacy. However, the project was voted to move forward, and was projected to cost $1.15 million over the next five years.

  • The West Hollywood City Council voted on Sept. 8, 2014, to instal multiple signalized crosswalks in the area. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Hollywood City Council Votes to Install Signals at Multiple Crosswalks

    The West Hollywood City Council unanimously voted Monday to install signalized crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard after multiple residents attended the meeting and shared concerns about walking in the area. Multiple residents spoke at the meetings saying they were concerned that as many as 83 pedestrians had been hit by vehicles since Jan. 1, 2001, three of them resulting in death. The council decided to have lights installed on the boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard (map). […]

  • LAPD Officer Erick Alcaraz, 24, was killed in an off-duty collision in Torrance on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

    Officials Identify LAPD Officer, 24, Killed in Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

    Authorities on Sunday released the name of a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was killed Saturday in an off-duty crash in Torrance. Twenty-four-year-old Erick Alcaraz was riding his own private motorcycle, a 2014 Yamaha R6, when it collided with a 2013 Kia Optima at an intersection, the LAPD said in a statement. The officer, who sustained major injuries, was tended to by Fire Department personnel but succumbed to his injuries, Torrance police said. The Optima’s only occupant, a 53-year-old […]

  • An off-duty LAPD officer died in a crash in Torrance on Sept. 6, 2014. (Credit: Street Heat Productions)

    Off-Duty LAPD Officer, 24, Dies in Torrance Motorcycle Crash

    An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer riding a motorcycle died after colliding with a vehicle at an intersection with no traffic light in Torrance Saturday afternoon, officials confirmed. The officer was 24 years old and worked with the LAPD for about 18 months, according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith. A friend of the officer told KTLA he finished probation with the LAPD Southwest Division the day of the crash. He was scheduled to begin a new division Sunday, LAPD Harbor Division Sgt. Joel Sydanmaa […]