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
  • All Blind Theater Group Opens New Production in Santa Monica

    A new play opened Friday night in Santa Monica, but this isn’t your average theater group. The actors playing all the parts in this production are blind. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Friday, June, 19, 2015. Click here for ticket information.

  • Fire units were at the scene of a small plane crash at the Long Beach Airport. (Credit: Long Beach Fire Department)

    Light Plane Crashes at Long Beach Airport; Pilot Hospitalized

    A light plane crashed into a perimeter fence while trying to land at Long Beach Airport on Thursday night. The crash of the single-engine Beachcraft was reported around 9:07 p.m., according to Jake Heflin with the Long Beach Fire Department. “A Beechcraft C23 Musketeer airplane was attempting to land and impacted the perimeter fence just prior to the approach end of Runway 25 Right,” said Allen Kenitzer with the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft was resting on the fence when Long […]

  • Store surveillance video shows an armed robber wanted in a string of South L.A. hold-ups.

    Alleged Serial Robber Arrested Following 3-Day Crime Spree in Which 2 Clerks Were Shot

    A suspected serial robber was in custody Thursday after allegedly shooting two clerks during a three-day crime spree in which three South Los Angeles businesses were hit. The robberies began Monday when a man described as “brazen and dangerous” by police entered a gas station and in the 3200 block of West 54th Street (map) and pulled out a gun, a clerk at the station said. Surveillance video shows a man wearing dark-colored clothes following the clerk through a security door to get […]

  • Store surveillance video shows an armed robber wanted in a string of South L.A. hold-ups.

    Man Sought in Armed Robbery Spree That Left 2 Store Clerks Wounded in South L.A.

    Detectives in South Los Angeles were asking for the public`s help finding a serial robbery suspect , who has hit three stores in three days. Police want to catch him before he strikes again. Kacey Montoya reports from South Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

  • Heal: Doctor On Demand App – Health Smart

    Getting in a visit to see the doctor can be expensive and time consuming but there is a new smartphone app that wants to relieve some of that pain.  See how “Heal” is changing the way you see check-ups. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA5 News at 10pm on June 16, 2015. Check out Heal to see if they service your area.    

  • A Pomona family said their home was being taken over by a fungus. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pomona Family Claims Their Home Is Being Eaten From the Inside Out by a Fungus

    A Pomona family is confronting a nightmarish scenario: Their home is being eaten from within by a seemingly voracious fungus. Chris Zettell and his wife Crystal first noticed an “orange, pancake-batter-looking ooze” in December, they said in an interview last week. They scraped the ooze away, but, to their horror, it grew back. They thought some kind of leak must be causing the growth, but multiple repair people could not determine the cause. “We’ve had 10 people out here. Nobody […]

  • 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 […]