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
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    Woodland Hills to Shut Down Animal Rescue Due to Zoning Issues; Center Fights Back

    Rockin’ Rescue Animal Adoption Center is fighting to stay open on Tuesday after city officials released plans to close the center due to zoning issues. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 17, 2016.

  • Ruben Heredia, 87, describes being attacked in his Pasadena home on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    87-Year-Old Man, Son Attacked During Break-in at Pasadena Home

    An 87-year-old man and his 63-year-old son were attacked during a break-in at their Pasadena home, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Ruben Heredia and his son, Daniel, smelled smoke in their kitchen and went to investigate. That’s when they were confronted by an intruder. Ruben Heredia said the man hit him in the head with a kettle, and his son was also struck. “Everyone was […]

  • People seek cover on the tarmac of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. . (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Mass Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves 5 Dead, 8 Injured; Suspected Gunman in Custody

    Esteban Santiago went to baggage claim Friday afternoon and picked up his one piece of checked luggage. There were no other bags, just a case with a handgun inside. Santiago — who just a few months ago reportedly had a mental evaluation after a bizarre visit to an FBI office in Alaska — allegedly took the gun out of its case and fired at other passengers, killing five and wounding eight others. The shooting sent the terminal into chaos, with […]

  • Running Springs resident Sean Benton walks along Holiday Lane as snow flurries hit the area in a 2013 photo. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Cold Front to Bring Rain, Snow and Possibly Damaging Winds to SoCal Friday Into Saturday

    A strong, fast-moving cold front is expected to bring rain to most of Southern California and snow to area mountains Friday into Saturday. The storm should arrive in the region by Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning has been issued for the mountains of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Flash floods are a possibility in wildfire burn areas, including the Blue Cut and Pilot fires in San Bernardino County, and the Sand, […]

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    Packages Stolen, Thrown at Homes in Orange County; Authorities Investigating

    Orange County authorities and FedEx officials are investigating after a number of packages were stolen from homes in Santa Ana and one FedEx delivery man threw a package from his delivery truck. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 21, 2016.

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    San Gabriel Gun Shop Owner Reports Increased Sales Ahead of Assault Rifle Restrictions Taking Effect Next Month

    The bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last July redefining what an assault rifle is goes into effect Jan. 1, and gun shop owners say they are seeing increased sales. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 20, 2016.

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    LAPD Shoot Pet Dog in Mid-Wilshire After Responding to Domestic Dispute

    Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a 7-year-old pet dog in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood after responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call. Officers arrived at a duplex on Dec. 11 after receiving a call from tenants that lived on the property just after midnight, according to officials. One family’s dog, an Akita named Baloo, began barking as officers entered the backyard of the property, according to Baloo’s owner Taylor Harrell who lives in the upstairs unit. Harrell told KTLA […]

  • A woman in Woodland Hills claims her neighbor is creating a hostile living environment. (Credit: Jillian Lester)

    Woodland Hills Woman Claims Her Neighbor is Creating Hostile Living Environment

    A woman in Woodland Hills says she has been forced to file police reports against her neighbor who has been stealing items from her porch, and also urinating and vomiting on her car. Kacey Montoya reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 12, 2016.

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    Video of Professor Calling Trump’s Win ‘Act of Terrorism’ Stirs Controversy on OC Campus

    An Orange County professor and student are both facing scrutiny after a video of remarks the teacher made in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory surfaced this week on the internet. In the recording, made days after the election, Professor Olga Perez Stable Cox describes to her human sexuality class at Orange Coast College an America whose societal rifts run as deep as they did during the Civil War, with one side accosting the other. “Our nation is divided,” she said. […]