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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
  • Santa Monica Teen Launches Innovative Robotics Program for Students in Compton

    An 18-year-old high school student in Santa Monica has raised $30,000 to help teach robotics to fellow students in Compton, but his organization, Compton Robotics Club, is in need of volunteers to keep the innovative program running. Visit the nonprofit group’s website for more information. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 22, 2018.

  • Two people wear heavy jackets and earmuffs as the sun sets at Palisades Park in Santa Monica a cold front. (Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)

    Long-Awaited Cold Storm System Brings Wind, Light Snow to SoCal

    Snow levels plunged as a long-awaited cold snap moved into Southern California. Temperatures on Sunday fell to the mid-60s but were expected to fall by about 10 degrees per day, bottoming out Tuesday, when temperatures in the mountains are expected to be in the 20s. And on Monday, light rain and snow at elevations above 1,500 feet could create icy road conditions in mountain communities. Forecasters are predicting as much as half an inch of snow or rain. The weather […]

  • A photo posted to Amber Hill's Facebook page shows a Father's Day celebration for Tom Hastings, second from left, on June 19, 2017.

    Pilot in Plane Crash Near Agua Dulce Had Passion for Flying and 50 Years of Experience Doing It, Family Says

    A 65-year-old pilot who died with three family members when his plane crashed near Agua Dulce Sunday morning had been flying since he was 15 years old, said his son Jake Hastings, who was supposed to be on the fatal flight. Hastings said he first realized something might be wrong about 11:30 a.m. when he hadn’t heard anything from his father, Thomas Hastings, who set to be flying back from a trip to Las Vegas. When he learned some 2 1/2 […]

  • Stuntwoman Alleges Discrimination in ‘Wigging’ Lawsuit

    A Hollywood stuntwoman is alleging discrimination after noticing that stuntmen often wear wigs and dress as women to do women’s stunts, a practice known as “wigging.” If other stuntwomen want to reach out to Deven MacNair’s attorney they can visit her website, or email her at  Bfeigen@feigenlaw.com Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 9, 2018.

  • Family of 9-Year-Old Barstow Boy With Rare Disease Needs Van to Help With Transportation

    The family of a 9-year-old Barstow boy with a rare disease is hoping to get a van that could help transport Josiah O’Neal to and from doctors appointments. To help the family, visit their GoFundMe page or their Facebook page. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 7, 2018.

  • The SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, World’s Most Powerful Rocket, Launches From Florida

    SpaceX has done it again. The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy. That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the owner of the world’s most powerful operational rocket. Falcon Heavy took flight Tuesday around 3:45 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “I’m still trying to absorb everything that happened because it’s […]

  • Health Smart: Fight the Flu with Heal

    The old-fashioned doctor house call is making a comeback with Heal.  Fight flu season with this app that delivers doctors on demand to your front door. Kacey Montoya reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on 2/1/18.  

  • San Fernando Valley Elementary School Students Raise Funds to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    Students at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, and they’re raising money to fund their trip. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 30, 2018.

  • Los Angeles police and fire officials respond to the scene of a stabbing in the Pico-Union area on Jan. 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Stabbed, Critically Wounded in Pico-Union Brawl; 3 Others Injured

    A man was stabbed and critically wounded in a Pico-Union brawl Monday night, and three other people were injured, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  Police responded to a call about a big fight about 7 p.m. along the 1000 block of 18th Street, Officer Mike Lopez told KTLA. The incident apparently stemmed from an argument among teens from two families. A witness told KTLA that the argument turned into a brawl involving more than a dozen people. Police […]