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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
  • More than 6 inches of snow fell in on area of Massachusetts on Jan. 24, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Icy Blast Hits South, East Causing Flight Cancellations at LAX

    A winter storm stretching across the Midwest and Southeast is bringing freezing rain and ice accumulation, especially from Arkansas to Tennessee. Temperatures across the eastern half of the United States will be below average for the entire week, and that’s a big deal as winter fatigue sets in. One New York resident, Max Guliani, posted photos on Twitter of the frozen fountain at Bryant Park in New York City. In Boston, 95 inches of snow have already been recorded this […]

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    3 Winning Tickets Sold in $564 Million Powerball Jackpot; 3 Tickets in California Matched Five Numbers

    The odds of winning Powerball are very long. But that doesn’t mean that nobody wins. Three tickets purchased in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico hit the jackpot Wednesday matching all five numbers and the Powerball number, according to the official Powerball website. These winning tickets matched the numbers 11-13-25-39-54, and the Powerball number 19. While no ticket purchased in California hit the jackpot, three tickets sold in the state did match five numbers, according to California Lottery Spokesperson Alex […]

  • Singers Taylor Swift and Rihanna, and rapper Nicki Minaj (left to right) show off their dresses at the Grammy's on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Credit:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Grammy Awards Fashion Winners and Losers

    While the Grammy’s celebrate celebrities’ musical accomplishments, their fashion choices are often what’s most talked about.

  • Hundreds gathered at candlelight vigil on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 for a Manhattan Beach family who believed they were the target of a hate crime. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hundreds Attend Vigil for Manhattan Beach Family After Home Allegedly Firebombed in Possible Hate Crime

    Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil Friday night to show their support for a Manhattan Beach family whose home was set on fire in what appeared to be a targeted attack. Federal and state investigators have joined the effort to find out how the apparently deliberately set fire started at the front door of an African-American family’s home, city authorities announced Friday. The possibility that the early Wednesday morning fire was a hate crime is being investigated, according to […]

  • A photo from Instagram account rexy_and_godzilla_ shows Godzilla, an iguana stolen from a Paramount pet store on Feb. 2, 2015.

    ‘Godzilla,’ Paramount Pet Store’s Mascot Iguana, Stolen in Theft Captured on Video

    An iguana named “Godzilla” that is the mascot of a Paramount pet store was stolen from the shop, and the theft was caught on surveillance video. The reptile was taken Monday afternoon from the Paramount Pet Entertainment store in a strip mall at 8055 Rosecrans Ave. (map), owner Holly Cepeda said Tuesday. Lt. Eric Lindblom of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lakewood Station confirmed that a petty theft report was taken Monday for the iguana. The 3-foot tamed and trained iguana, […]

  • Jeremy Meeks, left, and Sean Kory, right, have received attention for their mugshots. (Credit:  	Stockton Police/Santa Cruz Police)

    How to Keep Your Mug Shot From Going Viral on the Internet

    More than 900,000 people were arrested in California in 2011, but more than half were never charged … yet all of those mugshots are potential fodder for websites like mugshots.com. Kacey Montoya reports on how the wrongly arrested can keep embarrassing booking photos off the web. This video aired on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.


    Super Bowl Watchers Placing Variety of Prop Bets Ahead of Big Game

    Super Bowl watchers are placing a variety of prop bets in advance of Sunday`s big game. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

  • Flyers posted around Beverly Hills offer a $2,000 reward for finding missing dog Charlie. (Credit: KTLA)

    Celebrities Join Hunt to Find Missing Beverly Hills Dog; $2,000 Reward Offered

    A $2,000 reward is being offered for finding a missing Beverly Hills dog whose alleged kidnapping has gotten the attention of celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Lance Bass and George Lopez. The white Maltese, known to some locals for sitting in front of Switch Boutique at 238 S. Beverly Dr. (map) where his owner works, has a red collar and is microchipped. His owner claims surveillance footage shows a pregnant woman recently stole the small dog. The three celebrities are […]

  • A blaze that began in one El Monte home spread to another before fire crews extinguished it on Jan. 28, 2015, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    24 Residents Displaced, 1 Injured After Fire Burns Through 2 Homes in El Monte

    At least 24 residents, including several children, were displaced after an intense fire ripped through two residences in El Monte early Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze broke out in the 3900 block of Arden Drive (map) around 3 a.m. and spread to a neighboring house, the Fire Department said. Video from the scene showed one of the two single-story, single-family structures fully engulfed in bright orange flames as thick smoke poured out from the […]