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
  • Thousands flocked to West Hollywood on Sunday for the L.A. Pride Parade, an annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Southern California. (Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Pride Parade Draws Thousands to West Hollywood

    Victoria Villalba, a 19-year-old transgender woman from Phoenix, sat on the back seat of a convertible scanning fellow participants of the L.A. Pride Parade: Boy Scouts, Episcopal priests, drag queens and leather enthusiasts. “There are just no words to describe the honor of being part of this community,” she said, recounting years of hardship that preceded her trip to West Hollywood. When she came out to her family in Mexico in 2011, she said they threw her out of the […]

  • Investigators are seen in Adelanto on June 11, 2015, after a 7-year-old boy was shot and killed. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boy, 7, Identified After Being Fatally Shot in Adelanto Home

    An investigation was underway Thursday evening after a 7-year-old boy was fatally shot in an Adelanto home, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The boy’s family reported the accidental shooting of a child in the 18000 block of Bellflower Street (map) around 4:54 p.m., deputy Olivia Bozek said. The boy, later identified by Bozek as Daniel Cervantes, was transported by ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center in critical condition and pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m. Family members and first responders […]

  • Angelyn Cobarrubia, 31, was killed in a Mid-City crash June 10, 2015. She is shown in a photo provided by a cousin.

    Possible Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Mother Is Killed, Toddler Rescued From Mid-City Crash

    Police were searching for two vehicles, including a possible hit-and-run driver, after a crash in Mid-City early Wednesday killed a mother and injured her toddler, who was rescued by witnesses. A 31-year-old woman died in a crash in the 5200 block of Washington Boulevard (map) around 1:40 a.m., officials on scene said. The woman, later identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Angelyn Cobarrubia, was the child’s mother. She was a hairdresser and mother of three — a 14-year-old […]

  • Christina Topacio tweeted photos of a text conversation she had with a man she met via a dating website.

    Blogger Fights Back After ‘Body Shaming’ Man on Dating Site Suggests She Needs to Lose Weight

    A local fashion blogger and marketing professional got her revenge on a “body-shaming” potential suitor who said he would like her better if she dropped a few pounds. On June 3, Christina Topacio tweeted photos of a text conversation she had with a man she met via a dating website. Although she had never met the man in person, he told Topacio that he would seriously consider dating her but that she needed to lose weight. So this just happened. […]

  • A file photo of tar balls washing up on a beach in Southern California. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Coastline Shut Down After ‘Tar Balls’ Begin Washing Ashore

    Officials in Long Beach shut down a stretch of coastline Wednesday from 1st Place through 72nd Place after “tar balls” began washing up on shore. The tar balls were creating a public and environmental health concern, according to a news release from the Long Beach Fire Department. Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard were on the scene collecting samples for further testing, the release stated. Testing was also underway to determine if there was a link between the Santa Barbara […]

  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Victim’s Family Awaits Return of Ex-LAPD Officer Henry Solis to SoCal to Face Murder Charge

    Former Los Angeles Police Department officer Henry Solis was awaiting extradition in Texas Wednesday. Solis was expected to be brought back to Southern California to face a murder charge in the death of Salome Rodriguez Jr. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. More video:

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    Missing Antelope Valley Mother’s SUV Found: Sheriff’s Dept.

    As the search continued on Monday for an Antelope Valley mother who has been missing for nearly two weeks, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that investigators found the vehicle belonging to Monique Figueroa. Figueroa’s 2004 burgundy Mercedes-Benz was found Saturday in the Palmdale area, the department confirmed Monday, for the first time calling publicly for help finding her and issuing a flier detailing her disappearance. She was last seen by her father while she drove away from her home in […]

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    Two Apartment Hunters in Long Beach Get Caught in the Same Craigslist Scam

    Two people looking for an apartment in Long Beach each lost $1,600 when they put down deposits on the same apartment with a bogus company advertising on Craigslist. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May, 28, 2015. A GoFundMe page has been created for Jessica McKevitt, who said she was among the victims of the scam.

  • A stretch of coastline between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach was closed after globs of oil began washing ashore on May 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Miles of SoCal Coastline Closed After Mysterious ‘Globs’ of Oil Begin Washing Ashore

    Portions of three Southern California beaches were ordered closed by public health officials on Wednesday after what was described as “globs” of oil began washing ashore. All beaches in Redondo Beach are closed until further notice as was the coastline between 34th Street in Manhattan Beach, South to Longfellow Avenue in Hermosa Beach, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Right now, they’re cleaning up what is washing ashore, and hopefully they’ll find […]