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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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    Body of Missing Swimmer, 21, Recovered in Waters Off Redondo Beach

    The body of a 21-year-old swimmer was recovered by lifeguards in waters off Redondo Beach Saturday, hours after he went missing near the shoreline, authorities said. The man was identified by family as Marlon Fajardo of Lawndale, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fajardo and his friends were swimming near the Knob Hill lifeguard tower (map) about 3:45 a.m. when they lost contact with him, according to a news release. His companions then called 911. Personnel from multiple agencies — including […]

  • Children staged a sleep-in protest on Sept. 5, 2014, after an alligator was taken from a Rancho Cucamonga home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Children Protest Removal of Alligator From Rancho Cucamonga Home

    A group of children protested Friday the recent removal of an alligator from a Rancho Cucamonga home where the animal had lived at since 1987. “We just really want her back, so bad that it’s not even funny,” neighbor Braden Zazueta said. Chopper, a 30-year-old alligator that weighs 125 pounds, has lived with Chris Cassaro in the 7700 block of Arroyo Vista (map) since 1987. “I never had children. She is my child,” Cassaro said of Chopper. The alligator and […]

  • Joan Rivers appears on TBS game show 'Deal with It." (Credit: Turner Entertainment/CNN)

    Joan Rivers, Legendary Comedian, Dies at 81

    Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy “can we talk” persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died. She was 81. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement Thursday. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of […]

  • Shantel Jackson is seen with attorney Gloria Allred at a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Former Fiancee Files Lawsuit Against Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s former fiancee announced a lawsuit against the boxer on Thursday claiming battery, assault, defamation, civil harassment and false imprisonment. Kacey Montoya reports from the Wilshire District for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 4, 2014.

  • Andrew West Reid, who legally changed his name to AWest, is seen in a photo on Megan's Law website.

    Sierra Madre Residents Express Outrage After Convicted Child Molester Moves Into Neighborhood

    Residents in Sierra Madre expressed outrage at a town hall meeting Wednesday night over the recent discovery that a convicted child molester who legally changed his name was living hundreds of feet from a local school. Andrew West Reid — now known as AWest according to the Megan’s Law website of registered sex offenders in California —  was arrested eight years ago for molesting a then-6-year-old girl, people in the neighborhood told KTLA. AWest, 60, was released from prison in […]

  • Maryel Ceballos, 29, of Los Angeles, holds up an American flag in front of City Hall. (Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    Made in America Festival Makes Debut at Downtown L.A.’s Grand Park

    “Hello, Los Angeles,” said Metric lead singer Emily Haines near the end of the band’s second song on the city’s first day of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Her next words were far more ominous: “They’re going to eat me alive, if I stumble.” She wasn’t singing about the two-day music festival that transformed the Civic Center area, but city planners are keeping a watchful eye on the event, which was fast-tracked by Mayor Eric Garcetti since its announcement […]

  • Three lifeguards attempting to rescue a tired swimmer were caught in violent waves that reached up to 25 feet on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another Day of Damaging High Surf, Strong Rip Currents Expected at SoCal Beaches

    Another day of large swells and very strong rip currents were expected to hit Southern California beaches on Thursday as a high surf advisory remained in effect, according to the National Weather Service. Large crowds gathered at the Wedge in Newport Beach during the morning to watch experiences surfers and body-boarders take on the large waves. Amid the conditions, nearly 175 swimmers had to be rescued in Los Angeles County on Wednesday — which was considered the peak of a […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    2 Months After CSUN Student Died in Alleged Hazing Incident, Parents Still Seeking Answers

    Two months after a Cal State Northridge student died in an alleged hazing incident, his parents are still seeking answers. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • A 4-year-old girl was found after wandering away from Limerick Elementary School in Canoga Park on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canoga Park Mother Angry After 4-Year-Old Daughter Disappears From School for Hours

    The frantic search for a 4-year-old girl who was missing for several hours after walking away from an elementary school campus in Canoga Park has raised security concerns and angered the girl’s mother. During an interview Tuesday, Consuelo Tolentino said she received a call Friday from a school official who asked if she had given anyone permission to pick up her daughter, Marisela. “No, I didn’t,” Tolentino said. “Why?” “Well, we can’t find your child,” the official said, according to Tolentino. The frantic mother rushed […]