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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).

Twitter: @kaceymontoya
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Recent Articles
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    Some Animal Experts Advocating Cannabis for Canines During the Fourth of July

    Animal shelters often report an influx of stray dogs who escape when they are scared by fireworks. As a result, many dog owners turn to sedatives to keep their dogs calm. But some animal activists are taking a more natural approach to easing the anxiety with cannabis for canines. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

  • A Turkish riot police officer patrols Ataturk Airport’s main entrance in Istanbul on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airport, killing at least 41 people and injuring 239. (Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises to 42 in Istanbul Terror Attack; Airport Resumes Flights Amid Blood, Shattered Glass

    Just five hours after terrorists killed 42 people at an Istanbul airport, travelers returned to the site of the carnage — much to the surprise of some forensics experts. “I find this totally astonishing,” said Professor Larry Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “I’ve never seen such a massive crime scene looked at for five hours. It’s just impossible. You’re going to compromise, you’re going to contaminate evidence. … They should not have turned this open to […]

  • A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim waits outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital as she cries, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Credit: Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)

    At Least 36 Killed, 147 Wounded in Attack by 3 Suicide Bombers at Istanbul Airport

    Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world’s busiest travel spots. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck. At least 36 people were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, in the terror attack, one for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Another 147 people were wounded, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said […]

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    Boxer Shot and Wounded While Sitting on Front Porch of Home on Secluded Street in Perris

    Three-year-old Doja was recovering Monday after the boxer-mix was shot and badly wounded in the middle of the afternoon in her own front yard in Perris. “It’s a miracle,” said dog owner Andrew Grant. “The amount of blood she lost, there is no reason why she should be here right now, but she is.” Grant was at work Thursday afternoon when the shooting took place. His grandmother, who also lives at the home, didn’t hear the shots but saw the […]

  • Children are seen splashing around in the Verdugo Park Pool in Burbank on June 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burbank Lifeguard Accused of Using Cellphone to Record Women, Girls in Locker Room and Public Bathroom

    A 22-year-old lifeguard was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after allegedly using his cellphone to take photographs and video of women and girls in the employee locker room and a public restroom. Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. around 9:15 a.m. after a woman realized she was being recorded, according to the Burbank Police Department. “There was an employee in the locker room that was changing, looked up and saw this phone that […]

  • Home surveillance video provided by UBER passenger CJ Yu captured a confrontation between Yu and an UBER driver on June 18, 2016.

    Uber Driver Arrested in Inglewood After Caught on Video Dispute With Passenger Over Cellphone

    A 35-year-old Uber driver was arrested in Inglewood Tuesday on suspicion of robbery after allegedly stealing a passenger’s cellphone after a monetary dispute that was captured on surveillance video. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department took Medhanie Meshesha into custody after an investigation into a confrontation between the Uber driver and passenger CJ Yu of Leimert Park on Saturday. Yu told KTLA that he left his cellphone in Meshesha’s car earlier in the day. When he realized what he’d […]

  • FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse nightclub where a gunman killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Orlando Gunman Visited Pulse Nightclub on Night of Attack, Left and Returned

    The Orlando gunman went to the Pulse nightclub earlier Saturday night and then left before returning to carry out his attack as the gay club prepared to close early Sunday morning, law enforcement officials say. Omar Mateen paid the entry fee, obtained a wrist band, and entered the club, the officials said. Investigators believe he may have been checking the club security. Surveillance video, cell phone tracking along with witness interviews have helped the FBI to build a timeline of […]

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    Dog Wash Fundraiser Held in Covina

    A dog wash fundraiser that in part benefited the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society was held in Covina on Saturday. Kacey Montoya reports from Covina for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 18, 2016. Click here for more information on the fundraiser. Another event will also be held next Saturday to benefit the Humane Society. 

  • Fugitives Kenneth Paul, 21, of Los Angeles, right, and Evan Scott, 27, of Inglewood, left, are seen in photos provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    9 Indicted in Connection With Series of SoCal Smash-and-Grab Robberies Netting $6 Million in Stolen Luxury Watches

    They were strangers, federal investigators said, hired by a mastermind to plan a series of heists targeting jewelry stores in Southern California. They stormed in, smashed glass display cases with hammers and lifted $6 million in Rolex and other luxury Swiss watches. It had the makings of a classic Hollywood heist film whose cast of characters went by nicknames: Macc Attack, Tiny Bogart, Janky Bone, Green Eyes, Bully Bad Ass and Hang Out. On Thursday,  the U.S. attorney’s office announced that nine men […]