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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
  • Eleven Huntington Beach schools were tested for asbestos, officials said Oct. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Outraged Parents Demand Answers in Asbestos Abatement Controversy at Local School District

    Several meetings were held Wednesday concerning the fate of 11 schools in Huntington Beach where parents and teachers are voicing their concerns over an asbestos abatement program they claimed was putting lives at risk. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Tests for asbestos showed traces of the cancer-causing fiber at Hope View Elementary School. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Outraged After Asbestos Fiber Found at Huntington Beach Elementary School

    Hundreds of parents gathered in Huntington Beach Tuesday night to express their outrage over Ocean View School District`s handling of an asbestos abatement program they claim has put their children`s health at risk. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

  • Documentary Plans to Show the Not-So-Sweet Side of ‘Sugar Babies’

    A documentary that is in the works, “Daddies Date Babies” is uncovering the not-so-sweet side of the online dating phenomenon of Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies. Former “baby” turned filmmaker Parinda Wanitwa, goes behind the scenes to discover what an “arrangement” really entails. Kacey Montoya reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 6, 2014. For more information about the documentary and how you can help get the movie made go to Parinda’s kickstarter website.

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    New Documentary Explores Dark Side of ‘Sugar Babies’ Dating Sites

    USC was ranked as one of the top schools for “sugar baby” sign-ups and now a film student is producing a documentary exposing the dark side of making a sugar baby deal. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

  • A car crashed on an embankment after veering off the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Five teenagers were killed and another was seriously injured, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Asks for Help From Witnesses Who Saw Irvine Crash That Killed 5 Teens

    Investigators trying to determine what led to fiery early morning crash that killed five teens in Irvine asked Monday for witnesses to come forward with accounts of what they saw. Only the 16-year-old, unlicensed driver survived the single-vehicle collision that occurred off the 5 Freeway about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Driver Bradley Morales was identified in a brief statement released Saturday evening by Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital, where he underwent brain surgery and was in intensive care. The […]

  • A fire at a Santa Fe Springs warehouse sent plumes of smoke into the air on Oct. 4, 2014. (Credit: Chadd Bock)

    Fire at Santa Fe Springs Warehouse Damages 5 Buildings

    Five buildings were damaged Saturday after a four-alarm fire broke out at a Santa Fe Springs warehouse, sending plumes of smoke into the air and causing multiple small explosions and road closures, according to officials. A fire was reported around 4 p.m. at 12927 Sunshine Ave. (map), according to L.A. County Fire Department officials. The address matched that of Life Paint Company, a wholesale-paint manufacturer. Officials could not confirm the name of the business, but flammable liquids were inside, Downey Fire Department […]

  • Eleven Huntington Beach schools were tested for asbestos, officials said Oct. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    11 Huntington Beach Schools Tested for Asbestos

    Eleven schools part of the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach were tested for asbestos, a district official said Saturday. At least one of the schools, Hope View elementary, was scheduled to be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the testing. The action came two days after more than 100 parents and teachers met to discuss the potential problems of asbestos exposure, which include cancer.

  • A view of the coast north of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Three nearby beaches have been closed until Sunday afternoon after a non-fatal shark attack on the night of Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Great White Shark Attack Prompts Beach Closures in Santa Barbara County

    Vandenberg Air Force officials have closed three beaches after a surfer was attacked by a great white shark Thursday evening. The surfer suffered non-life threatening injuries to his knee, as well as cuts to other parts of his body, in the attack, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. a quarter-mile north of Wall Beach (map), officials said. Ralph Collier, president of the Shark Research Institute, said the shark was 8 to 10 feet long. The confirmed attack prompted Vandenberg Air Force […]

  • More than a hundred parents and teachers attended a meeting in Huntington Beach that was organized through social media. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents, Teachers Meet to Discuss Possible Asbestos Exposure at Huntington Beach Schools

    More than a hundred parents and teachers attended a meeting in Huntington Beach on Thursday night that was organized through social media. Those attending voiced their concerns about the possibility that the children who attend classes in the Ocean View School District were being exposed to asbestos. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. More Video: