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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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    Rescue Group in Victorville Helping Pets Displaced by Devastating Blue Cut Fire

    A rescue group in Victorville is helping pets displaced in the recent Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County. The organization is using a new crowd-funding website specifically for animals. Kacey Montoya reports from Victorville for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 26, 2016. Click here for more information about Jack the Evac and to donate to his care. 

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    Couple Sought in Death of Mother, Kidnapping of Children Arrested in Colorado

    A fugitive couple being sought in the kidnapping of three children whose mother was found dead off a remote Gorman-area road were arrested in Colorado Thursday, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that investigators were seeking Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, in connection with the death of Kimberly Harvill, whose body was discovered Aug. 14. The couple, from the Fresno area, were together at a motel in the Lebec area with Harvill and her […]

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    Strangers Help Reunite Mom, Children Forced to Surrender Beloved Pets at Gardena Shelter After Fleeing Abusive Home

    A single mother and her children were reunited with their pets at the Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena last week after the community stepped in to help the family keep their beloved animals. Volunteers at the shelter said it was heartbreaking to watch Marta and her two children come in last month to surrender their two dogs and a cat. Marta was suddenly forced to move her children out of their abusive home and could only afford a tiny apartment that […]

  • In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. (Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser)

    Proxima B: Closest Potentially Habitable Planet to Earth’s Solar System Found

    In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. Given the fact that Proxima b is within the habitable zone of its star, meaning liquid water could exist on the surface, it may also be the closest possible home for life outside of […]

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    Touching Video of WWII Veteran Being Honored at L.A.-Area Home Goes Viral

    Emotional video of a World War II veteran “having one of the best days of his life” after being honored by chief selects in front of his Gardena home recently has touched many people after being widely viewed and shared online. The veteran in the video, Ernest Thompson, served on the USS Missouri during the second world war, according to Jonathan Williams, the CEO of the Battleship Iowa Museum and the man’s grandson. Williams recalled in a Facebook comment under the viral video that Thompson […]

  • A statue of Donald Trump naked was placed in Los Feliz on Aug. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Naked Donald Trump Statues Pop Up Around U.S., Including in Los Angeles

    Several statues of an unclothed Donald Trump appeared in public places around the United States Thursday, including one in Los Feliz. The Los Angeles-area one is located on the sidewalk in front of Soap Plant & WACKO, a neighborhood gift shop, art gallery and book store at 4633 Hollywood Blvd. The statue came very close to being removed by the city until the shop owner offered to move it onto private property, the Los Angeles Times reported. “First thing I thought was […]

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    Unlicensed Operator of Hair Removal Clinic in Glendale Accused of Sexually Assaulting Clients: Police

    Additional victims were being sought Wednesday of a 48-year-old Glendale man accused of sexually assaulting as many as three clients at his laser hair removal business. Antonio Nozar was arrested Wednesday at his home on multiple counts of sexual battery and operating a business without a proper license, according to a news release from the Glendale Police Department. The most recent case was reported on Aug. 12 by a 28-year-old woman who claimed Nozar licked her private area and made […]

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    SoCal Man Makes Skydiving Dreams Come True for Those Who Can’t Afford It

    Matt Blank started the Free Fall Foundation to give free tandems and skydiving instruction to people for whom the sport is otherwise financially out of reach. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, July 22, 2016.

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    Unarmed Therapist Shot by North Miami Police While Trying to Calm Patient With Autism

    Video released Wednesday shows the moment before North Miami police shot an unarmed, behavioral therapist as he tried to calm a man with autism, according to WSVN. Still recovering in a hospital bed, Charles Kinsey is now talking about what happened in that cellphone video recorded Monday. “When I went to the ground, I went to the ground with my hands up,” he said. “And I am laying there just like this, telling them again there is no need for […]