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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).

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Recent Articles
  • Sarah and Aaron Robertson are seen in a family photo.

    Widow’s Lawsuit Accuses Fertility Clinic of Misplacing Her Late Husband’s Sperm, Tissue Samples

    Sarah Robertson has filed a lawsuit against a fertility clinic in West Hollywood, claiming the facility misplaced her late husband`s preserved sperm and tissue samples. The clinic has denied the accusations. Kacey Montoya reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on June 6, 2016.

  • Santa Ana police released this composite sketch on June 3, 2016 of a man they believe impersonated an officer and sexually assaulted women.

    Santa Ana Police Ask for Help IDing Man Who Allegedly Impersonated Officer, Sexually Assaulted Women

    Santa Ana police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say impersonated an officer and sexually assaulted women who admitted to being prostitutes. One assault apparently occurred in Aug. 2015 and two additional incidents were reported in January, police said in a news release Friday. The assaults allegedly occurred on Harbor Boulevard near Hazard Avenue. In each incident, the suspect approached the victim and claimed to be an undercover officer, police said. He allegedly coaxed the women into […]

  • A 10-year-old boy was transported to a hospital after being attacked by a dog walking home from school in San Bernardino on May 2, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News Group)

    10-Year-Old Boy, Grandmother Wounded in Dog Attack on San Bernardino Street

    A 10-year-old boy was bitten in the face during an attack by a neighbor’s dog while the child was walking home from school with his grandmother in San Bernardino Thursday afternoon. It happened around 1:20 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Mayfield Avenue, according to Eileen Hards with San Bernardino Police Department. When the dog attacked her grandson, the woman tried to intervene, only to have the animal turn on her, Hards said. It took several neighbors to finally […]

  • Students were being searched as they came out of an engineering building at UCLA on June 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Terrified Students Hide and Barricade Themselves During UCLA Lockdown

    They hunkered down in classrooms, bathrooms and dormitories. They shoved makeshift barricades against classroom doors and armed themselves with crude weapons. They texted frantic family members and friends and took to social media. They avoided windows and doors. They whispered. The alert had gone out Wednesday morning, the week before finals. An active shooter on UCLA’s campus. At one point it seemed that hundreds of students were running. “Leave! Run! Escape now!” someone yelled. Click here to read the full […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies respond to the scene of a deadly pursuit crash in the City of Industry on May 31, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit of Burglary Suspect Ends in Deadly Crash With Passing Motorist in City of Industry

    Three burglary suspects were taken into custody Tuesday after leading Los Angeles County Sheriff`s deputies on a brief pursuit before being involved in a crash that killed a passing motorist. Kacey Montoya reports from the City of Industry for the KTLA News at 10 on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  

  • A photo provided by Brandon Akridge shows the bartender in a hospital bed after an apparent beating on May 21, 2016.

    Man Says He Woke Up in the Hospital After Being Drugged and Beaten in West Hollywood

    Brandon Akridge said he woke up in the hospital bruised and beaten last weekend with no memory of what happened to him after leaving a bar in West Hollywood. Kacey Montoya reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Akridge has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for his medical bills.  

  • A passerby discovered a Chihuahua tied up in a garbage bag in San Juan Capistrano. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chihuahua Rescued After Being Left to Die in Trash Bag Inside Dumpster in San Juan Capistrano

    Edwin Belteton was walking his dogs with his mother in San Juan Capistrano earlier this month when he heard a faint whimpering sound coming from inside a dumpster. When he looked closer, he discovered a Chihuahua that had been tied up in a garbage bag. Kacey Montoya reports from San Juan Capistrano for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released this photo on May 24, 2016 of a van they believe was driven by a man who punched a small dog to death earlier in the month.

    LAPD Looking for Man Who Allegedly Punched Small Dog to Death in Boyle Heights

    The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who repeatedly hit a small dog and killed it. A witness reported seeing a small dog jump out of a van in the 1600 block of East First Street in Boyle Heights on May 14 about 1:30 p.m. The driver chased the dog, punched it and threw it onto the sidewalk several times until it died, LAPD officials said in a press release. “We were sitting […]

  • Guillermina Varela and her 17-year-old daughter Alexandra are seen in a photograph on May 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victorville Mother Believes Daughter With Cerebral Palsy Is Being Abused at School

    The San Bernardino County Sheriff`s Department was investigating Monday allegations by a Victorville woman that her 17-year-old special needs daughter was being physically “assaulted” at school and that the abuse was being covered up. Kacey Montoya reports from Victorville for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, May 23, 2016.