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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
  • CHP officers pursue an armed man wanted for attempted kidnapping, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Alleged Kidnapper Arrested After Gunbattle With Officers Leads to Chase

    An man wanted for kidnapping a woman outside an LA Fitness gym was in custody Wednesday night after an alleged shooting spree targeting an off-duty FBI agent and members of the California Highway Patrol led to a high speed pursuit and standoff in Malibu. It started as an alleged kidnapping around 6:55 p.m. in the gym parking lot at De Soto Avenue and Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth, according to a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department. The off-duty agent […]

  • A swimmer was being treated on Venice Beach after being struck by lightning on July 27, 2014. (Credit: Peter Faust)

    NASA Climatologist Calls Rare, Deadly Venice Beach Lightning Strike ‘Frightening’

    The freak lightning strikes at Venice Beach not only alarmed the hundreds of beachgoers who were there on Sunday, but also came as a surprise to scientists, who said lightning strikes in the coastal Southern California area are extremely rare. A total of four bolts hit Venice Beach that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. At least one of the bolts hit the ocean directly, electrifying the water and zapping nearby swimmers and surfers. A 20-year-old man, identified on Monday […]

  • A swimmer was being treated on Venice Beach after being struck by lightning on July 27, 2014. (Credit: Peter Faust)

    Venice Beach Lightning Strike Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Hospitalized

    One person died and seven others were hospitalized after being hit by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon amid a rare series of summer thunderstorms in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The strike occurred at about 2:50 p.m. in the 3500 block of South Ocean Front Walk (map), LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main said. A powerful bolt of lightning apparently hit the water near the pier, electrifying it and zapping swimmers and surfers who were in […]

  • A man was finally taken into custody following an hourslong standoff on a sign above the 5 Freeway on July 25, 2014. (Credit: Caltrans)

    5 Freeway Reopens in East Los Angeles After Confrontation With Man on Overpass Ends

    A man “in crisis” in an apparent standoff appeared to have been taken into custody more than 3 hours after he climbed behind a sign on a 5 Freeway overpass in East Los Angeles,  prompting the freeway’s shutdown and a SigAlert during Friday afternoon rush hour. A Caltrans camera showed the man clinging to the side of a sign attached to the Downey Road overpass near Olympic Boulevard (map) just before 4 p.m. Earlier reports indicated the man was a […]

  • Blanca Ramirez (Credit: KTLA)

    La Puente Girl, 12, Trying to Break Marathon Record to Raise Money, Awareness For Charity

    A 12-year-old La Puente girl who is trying to become the youngest person ever to run seven marathons on seven continents is almost half way to meeting her goal. Blanca Ramirez has run three marathons so far. Her fastest time so far is 5 hours and 59 minutes, she told KTLA. But it’s not the time that matters to Blanca. She’s trying to set a world record while raising money and awareness for a good cause. Dimar Ramirez, her father, […]

  • Delta Air Lines suspended flights to part of Israel as a safety precaution on July 22, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    FAA Bans All Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel After Reports of Rockets Landing Nearby

    The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport for up to 24 hours. “The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile” from the airport Tuesday morning, the FAA said. The suspension comes amid a conflict between Israel and militants in Gaza. The Israeli military said at least 41 rockets were fired from the Palestinian territory toward Israel on Tuesday. Operations […]

  • Max Steinberg is seen in a photo from his Facebook page.

    Israeli Soldier From Los Angeles Is Killed in Gaza

    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter records, he was 24 years old. Steinberg graduated from El Camino Real high school in 2008, studied at Pierce College, joined the Israeli army in 2012 and was a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade, his Facebook page says. It was […]

  • Paramedics attend to a bicyclist who was struck by a suspected DUI driver in Pomona on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The victim later died of his injuries, police said. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)

    Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Bicyclist Hit and Killed in Pomona

    An alleged 25-year-old DUI driver was arrested on multiple charges after a bicyclist was fatally injured in a traffic collision early Saturday in Pomona, police said. A BMW was traveling northbound on Garey Avenue near Philadelphia Street at about 2:30 a.m. when it struck a bicyclist that was in the right shoulder from behind, causing the man to be ejected from his bike, a news release from the Pomona Police Department stated. The victim, who was in his 40s or […]

  • The account coincides with Friday's release of "The Purge: Anarchy." (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘SCV Purge’ Twitter Account Posts Nude Photos of Teens, Threatens to Release Names

    Sheriff’s officials in Santa Clarita on Thursday were investigating a rash of nude photographs of teenage girls and boys being uploaded to a Twitter account. It began on Wednesday, when a Twitter account called “The Scv Purge” appeared and quickly gained hundreds of followers. The account holder allegedly posted dozens of full body shots of local teenagers and then threatened release their names at midnight, authorities said. One teenager, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the account encouraged followers to […]