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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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    SoCal Edison Worker Killed in Lancaster Car Crash

    Lancaster detectives were investigating Friday after a car crash left a Southern California Edison worker dead, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The utility worker was fixing a power box in a median on Avenue K, west of 20th Street, when a black BMW 740 jumped the curb, deputies said. The driver struck several trees before hitting the worker. The worker, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. “The Edison worker is someone that the Lancaster Sheriff’s station […]

  • A Woodland Hills who was having issues with her car stalling took it to a local dealership and was surprised to find that in just 24 hours, 130 additional miles were on her car. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Suspects Woodland Hills Dealership Worker Took Her Car on Joyride

    A West Hills woman who was having issues with her car took it to a Woodland Hills dealership and was surprised to find that in just 24 hours, about 130 additional miles were on her car. Julia Keating had bought her used Volkswagen Jetta about a year ago and needed the car to last her through nursing school. She’s had some problems with the car stalling so she took it to Livingston Volkswagen in Woodland Hills for a service repair […]

  • Tanelle Peppers described how an Uber driver became violent after she asked him to stop texting while driving. (Credit: KTLA)

    Uber Ride Near East Hollywood Turns Violent After Passenger Asks Driver to Stop Texting While Behind the Wheel

    A woman caught a violent Uber ride near East Hollywood on her cellphone after she told her driver to stop texting while driving. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 near the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and North New Hampshire Avenue. Tanelle Peppers, 30, said she had requested a ride from the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood when her driver started texting behind the wheel. She told KTLA that she asked the driver if he was texting and he started […]

  • Cal State Northridge Department of Police Services officials released this composite sketch of a man they believe tried to kidnap a student on Sept. 27, 2016.

    Police Seek Man Who Allegedly Tried to Kidnap CSUN Student Near Campus, Threatened to Kill Her

    Los Angeles and Cal State Northridge police officials are looking for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a student near campus on Tuesday and threatened to kill her if she kept screaming. The incident was reported about 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Darby Avenue and Dearborn Street, the Department of Police Services on campus reported. The man approached the victim and grabbed her from behind in a bear hug. While the student tried to get away, the man […]

  • Josh Acosta, left, and Frank Felix are shown in booking photos released Sept. 25, 2016, by the Fullerton Police Department.

    3 Held on Suspicion of Murder in Triple Homicide at Fullerton Home

    The criminal case against three people arrested in the killings of a Fullerton couple and another man is likely to be handed to prosecutors Tuesday, police said. Two men and an unidentified 17-year-old girl were arrested Sunday in the deaths of three adults whose bodies were found Saturday morning after a little girl called 911 from at home in the 400 block of South Gilbert Street, saying her parents had died. Josh Acosta, 21, or Fort Irwin, and Frank Felix, […]

  • A man and woman are shown on surveillance video robbing a 72-year-old woman in Panorama City on Aug. 4, 2016. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    LAPD Searching for Thieves After 72-Year-Old Woman Robbed on Video in Panorama City

    Los Angeles police are investigating on Friday after a 72-year-old woman was robbed at an ATM in Panorama City. The woman was withdrawing money from an ATM in the 8200 block of Woodman Avenue around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 when she was approached by two people. The alleged thieves, one man and one woman, are seen on surveillance video posted to the LAPD YouTube page, talking with the victim and appearing to assist her with the ATM transaction. At […]

  • Pipe spewing water in Long Beach on Sept. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Officials Respond to Massive Water Waste in Long Beach

    A local water company is responsible for a massive water waste in Long Beach, and a California Water Service official said the reason is because of a new water treatment plant that is in the works. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 21, 2016.

  • Two people were critically injured on Sept. 20, 2016 in a car accident in Van Nuys. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 People Critically Injured in Van Nuys Car Crash

    Two people in a Nissan Sentra were severely injured Tuesday night when the driver pulled the car out from its parking spot and tried to make a U-turn on Woodman Avenue, and then was struck by a Mercedes-Benz, police on scene said. The Mercedes driver was not injured. Kacey Montoya reports from Van Nuys for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 20, 2016.

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, was in custody after a shootout with police, authorities said. (Credit: WABC)

    Suspect in NYC, N.J. Bombings Arrested After Shootout With Police; 2 Officers Hit

    The man suspected in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey has been captured after a frantic manhunt and shootout. Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Rahami is suspected of bombings […]