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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).

Twitter: @kaceymontoya
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Recent Articles
  • A tanker truck was burning in Boyle Heights on Oct. 31, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘River of Burning Fuel’ Flowed From Overturned Tanker Truck; 2 Homes Damaged in Fire

    A gasoline-carrying tanker truck that caught fire in Boyle Heights sent smoke towering into the air near downtown Los Angeles Friday afternoon, burning two nearby homes and creating a mess that was expected to require an extensive cleanup operation. The tanker truck overturned while trying to enter the southbound 5 Freeway, catching fire about 3:30 p.m. at 2684 E. Eighth St. (map), the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey said in an alert. The truck had an estimated capacity of 4,800 gallons, which […]

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    Site Where Christopher Dorner Died Becomes Morbid Tourist Attraction

    The cabin where Christopher Dorner hid out after shooting two San Bernardino Sheriff`s deputies  has been torn down. No trespassing signs have been put up, but that hasn’t stopped the curious from seeking out the spot where the former LAPD officer made his last stand. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Customer shot ad killed following argument outside Altadena restaurant. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot Outside Popular Burger Restaurant in Altadena

    A man was fatally shot late Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in Altadena, deputies said. The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. outside Fair Oaks Burgers, 2560 Fair Oaks Ave., said Lt. Robert Lewis of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station. Witnesses told deputies that an argument occurred shortly before the shooting. Sheriff’s investigators are looking for a four-door gray sedan with at least two people inside who were seen fleeing the scene, Lewis said.

  • One person was killed Wednesday when a military aircraft crashed in a field near Point Mugu Naval Air Station. (Credit: Brian Rivera)

    Pilot Killed in Crash of Fighter Jet During Training Mission Near Point Mugu

    Federal aviation investigators were at the scene Wednesday night of the fiery crash of a fighter jet during a training mission near Point Mugu Naval Air Station that killed the pilot. The jet came down around 5:13 p.m. in an agricultural field near Hueneme Road at Highway 1, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. “I just saw this jet going down really fast … and all I saw was a big cloud of smoke,” said witness Brian Rivera. The plane […]

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    Newport Beach Home Targeted by Burglars Three Times

    A Newport Beach home located in a gated community has been burglarized three times. Several of the crimes were caught by the homeowner`s surveillance cameras. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Jaylen Fryberg is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Aug. 13, 2014.

    Homecoming Prince Opens Fire in Washington State School Cafeteria; 2 Dead, 4 Wounded

    The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was in the school’s cafeteria, went up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” witness Jordan Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random,” Luton said. The attacker shot five people, killing one, authorities said. A federal […]

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    Foothill Residents Learn How to Make Their Homes ‘Bear-Resistant’

    Bears were a common sight in Southern California foothill neighborhoods, where residents consider them more of a nuisance than a danger. But in Monrovia, police said Thursday, that calls regarding bear sightings were on the rise and set out to help residents make their homes less attractive to their four-legged neighbors. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Girls Demand Apology After Being Called “Whores” During Show at Halloween Horror Nights

    Two 13-year-old girls claim a woman emceeing a show during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in September targeted them in a crowd of strangers calling the teens sluts, whores and hookers. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Brandon Hitchcock, 30, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student.

    Downey Teacher Charged With Unlawful Sex Acts With Student

    A Downey High School teacher and coach was charged Tuesday with 15 felony counts involving unlawful sexual acts with a female student at the school, officials said. Brandon Hitchcock, 30, who also serves as Downey High’s girls soccer coach, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student when she was a junior and senior. Hitchcock was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and five counts of oral copulation […]