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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
  • A rainstorm drenched the Southland making for a difficult commute along the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 6, 2017. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Rainstorm Raises Concerns for Flooding, Mudslides

    Rain is in the forecast for much of Monday and into Tuesday, prompting concerns for flooding and mudslides according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory was issued for Los Angeles County Monday morning until 10:15 a.m. While rainfall rates aren’t expected to be too impressive, steady rain will make for “fairly good” rainfall totals, the weather service reported. More than an inch of rain had fallen in Ventura County by midmorning Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Moderate […]

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    San Bernardino Animal Shelter Battles Deadly Canine Distemper Outbreak

    Activists have linked the deaths of at least 80 dogs to a distemper outbreak at the city animal shelter in San Bernardino, and one employee is concerned the viral illness is not being properly contained. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 2, 2017.

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    Lavish Party Promised at Hollywood Hills ‘Marijuana Mansion’ Draws Neighbors’ Concern

    Cannabis entrepreneur Michael Straumietis has been avidly touting a blockbuster Super Bowl party planned for Sunday at his Hollywood Hills home, which has drawn groans from neighbors who complain of previous rowdy gatherings at the residence. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 3, 2017.

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    1 Man Shot, Killed in El Sereno; Shooter at Large

    A father was shot and killed on Friday and the shooter remains at large, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers were called to scene near Maycrest Avenue and Almont Street just before 5 p.m. There, they found 43-year-old Peter Peralta suffering from gunshot wounds. Peralta came home from work around 4:30 p.m. and saw a man rifling through his wife’s car before stealing her purse, police said. The victim then chased the suspect down the street and was shot and killed when […]

  • Tesla Motors CEO and Product Architect Elon Musk speaks onstage during "What Will They Think of Next? Talking About Innovation" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

    Elon Musk Wants to Dig Tunnel to Ease L.A. Traffic, Plans to Start Construction in ‘Month or So’

    Elon Musk is apparently turning his focus from the heavens to the Earth, proposing on Twitter that he plans to dig a tunnel that could reduce Los Angeles traffic. The often outspoken Chief Executive of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc. last month told his 6 million Twitter followers: “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging….” He dubbed the project “The Boring Company” and added “I am actually going to do this.” Early […]

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    Woodland Hills to Shut Down Animal Rescue Due to Zoning Issues; Center Fights Back

    Rockin’ Rescue Animal Adoption Center is fighting to stay open on Tuesday after city officials released plans to close the center due to zoning issues. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 17, 2016.

  • Ruben Heredia, 87, describes being attacked in his Pasadena home on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    87-Year-Old Man, Son Attacked During Break-in at Pasadena Home

    An 87-year-old man and his 63-year-old son were attacked during a break-in at their Pasadena home, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Ruben Heredia and his son, Daniel, smelled smoke in their kitchen and went to investigate. That’s when they were confronted by an intruder. Ruben Heredia said the man hit him in the head with a kettle, and his son was also struck. “Everyone was […]

  • People seek cover on the tarmac of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. . (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Mass Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport Leaves 5 Dead, 8 Injured; Suspected Gunman in Custody

    Esteban Santiago went to baggage claim Friday afternoon and picked up his one piece of checked luggage. There were no other bags, just a case with a handgun inside. Santiago — who just a few months ago reportedly had a mental evaluation after a bizarre visit to an FBI office in Alaska — allegedly took the gun out of its case and fired at other passengers, killing five and wounding eight others. The shooting sent the terminal into chaos, with […]

  • Running Springs resident Sean Benton walks along Holiday Lane as snow flurries hit the area in a 2013 photo. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Cold Front to Bring Rain, Snow and Possibly Damaging Winds to SoCal Friday Into Saturday

    A strong, fast-moving cold front is expected to bring rain to most of Southern California and snow to area mountains Friday into Saturday. The storm should arrive in the region by Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning has been issued for the mountains of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Flash floods are a possibility in wildfire burn areas, including the Blue Cut and Pilot fires in San Bernardino County, and the Sand, […]