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 group of Carson residents claim a postal worker dumped dozens of letters in the trash. (Credit: KTLA)

    Carson Residents Claim Postal Carrier Dumped Stacks of Mail Into Trash Dumpster

    Postal inspectors on Wednesday were investigating claims by residents of an apartment complex in Carson that they witnessed a postal carrier dumping stacks of mail into the trash. Kacey Montoya reports from Carson for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

  • A coyote pup belonging to C-144, a female coyote who spends the majority of her time in the Westlake neighborhood. (Credit: National Park Service)

    New Study Aims to Gain Insights Into Lives of LA’s Most Urban Coyotes

    Two collared coyotes living in Los Angeles have given researchers a new understanding of the species’ resilience and ability to make their homes in unnatural habitats. The first-ever study of urban coyotes in Los Angeles, described by the National Park Service on Tuesday, has focused on two animals that were captured and fitted with GPS collars in May. The duo — a male and female coyote who are not mates — spend more than half of their time in developed […]

  • Family provided this photo of Makeda More. The 30-year-old mother of two was killed by a hit-and-run driver on July 25, 2015, in Bellflower.

    Mother of 2 Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Bellflower; Family Pleads for Witnesses to Come Forward

    Investigators searched Sunday for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 30-year-old mother of two in Bellflower the previous night. The victim, identified by family members as Makeda More, was crossing near Lakewood Boulevard and Los Angeles Street (map) around 9:44 p.m. Saturday when she was struck, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release stated. It was not known if she was in a crosswalk. Video showed officials performing CPR on More at the scene before she was transported to a […]

  • Motorhomes are seen parked along a street in Westchester on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Westchester Residents Say Squatters Have Turned Neighborhood Into Illegal Campground

    Residents in a Westchester neighborhood claimed Tuesday that their streets were being overrun by campers in RV’s who were stealing from them and destroying the area. “My friends say to me, ‘How can you stand to live here?’ And I say, ‘Well, you know it’s our neighborhood and we’re going to take it back now,’” Nancy Ono, a longtime resident said. According to Ono, Los Angeles World Airports began tearing down buildings in the area around 2005, and sometime before […]

  • A Chevron gas station near Union Station in downtown L.A. was charging more than $5 a gallon for gasoline on July 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gas Prices Climb Above $4 in L.A. After 13-Cent Jump Overnight; Some Stations Charge More Than $5

    As gasoline prices continued to climb across Southern California, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded soared above $4 on Monday in some areas after a sharp increase in price overnight, according to the latest report from AAA. The highest price was in the Los Angeles area, where motorists could expect to pay, on average, $4.05 at the pump. The figure represented a 13-cent jump in the area from the previous day, AAA figures released on Monday showed. […]

  • Randy Jones catches auto mechanics joyriding in his car when they happen to show up in the drive-thru lane at the Taco Bell restaurant where he worked. (Credit: KTLA)

    Moreno Valley Man Catches Auto Mechanics Taking His Car on a Joyride

    Four hours after dropping his car off at a Nissan dealership in Riverside, Randy Jones saw his own vehicle in the drive-thru lane at the Taco Bell restaurant where he worked. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  

  • Carrie Jean Melvin is shown in a photo posted to her Facebook page on July 4, 2015, the day before she died.

    Woman Shot Dead in ‘Random Act of Violence’ in Hollywood ID’d; Search for Killer Continues

    A woman who was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood Sunday night appeared to have been killed in a “random act of violence,” police said Monday. The victim was identified Monday afternoon as Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, according to Lt. John Radtke with LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide. The coroner’s office confirmed the victim’s name and age and said an investigator was still working on a report. Melvin was walking with […]

  • Lightning strike over the Queen Mary in Long Beach on June 30, 2015, when wind, showers and lighting rolled through the area late in the afternoon. (Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

    Summer Storm Brings Rain, Lightning and Temporary Beach Closures to SoCal

    A summer storm moved from San Diego County across much of the rest of Southern California Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning and unseasonable rainfall, and prompting temporary beach closures. Beaches in Orange and Los Angeles counties were under threat of lightning as the storms moved through the area at a speed of 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service. About 4:45 p.m., beachgoers in Los Angeles County were told to go inside as lightning was observed from Long Beach through […]

  • A photo of 4-year-old Adam was taken by family members at the hospital where he was being treated for burns to his chest.

    Riverside Family Sues Private Nurse After Boy With Disabilities Burned by Chemicals: Attorney

    The family of a 4-year-old Riverside boy with severe disabilities was suing a private nurse, alleging she burned their son with some type of chemical that caused severe pain and permanent scarring. Chris Bautista and Abbey Michel told KTLA their son Adam was injured by a woman they trusted. “You think you can trust someone you’ve known for four years and your baby comes home burned,” father Chris Bautista said. Adam was born with a condition where his brain didn’t […]