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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
  • Police respond to a fatal shooting at Peralta Canyon Park in Anaheim Hills on May 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Fatally Shot at Park in Anaheim Hills; Children, Parents at Nearby School Witnessed Crime

    A woman was fatally shot at a popular park near an elementary school in Anaheim Hills on Thursday afternoon, and her estranged husband was arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. Officers were called to a report of a shooting at 2:37 p.m. in Peralta Canyon Park at 115 N. Pinney Drive, Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. The 32-year-old victim was found in the driver’s seat of a white vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a news release […]

  • A man climbed the KTLA tower in Hollywood on May 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Who Climbed KTLA Tower Agrees to Come Down After Woman From His Church Offers to Help Him

    Three hours after climbing up KTLA’s iconic radio tower on the Sunset Bronson Studios lot early Wednesday evening, a man identified by police as “Chris” came down on his own after a woman who recognized him from church offered to help him. The man — wearing what appeared to be a green hooded Boston Celtics sweatshirt — began climbing the tower around 4:45 p.m., leading police to shut down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood from the 101 Freeway west to Gower Street. […]

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    Heartbroken Family Says Yorkie Was ‘Murdered’ by Another Dog at Boarding House in Corona

    The owners of a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier named “Cash” said Tuesday they believed their tiny pet was mauled to death by another dog while staying at Camp Ilene in Corona. The distraught owners, who were vacationing in Mexico at the time, said they were not notified until five hours after their dog died. Camp Ilene owner, Ilene Robbins told KTLA she understands the family`s pain, but described the dog’s death as a “horrible accident.” Cash’s owner Kristy Sullivan said she […]

  • A mask left behind at the scene of a would-be armed robbery at a jewelry store in Walnut on May 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Sought in Shootout Between Security Guards and Masked Would-be Robbers Outside Walnut Jewelry Store

    Deputies were searching for three would-be robbers who engaged in a shootout with security guards outside a jewelry store in Walnut on Monday. It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the Hing Wa Lee Jewelers store at 1569 Fairway Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The men were wearing masks and were armed when they confronted two armed security guards, authorities said. When the would-be robbers pointed a rifle at the guards, the guards opened fire, according to […]

  • Heavy downpours showered Glendale on March 29, 2016. (Credit: Jennifer Thang/ KTLA)

    Wet Weekend Expected As Rain, Lightning Move Into SoCal

    Rain is expected to dampen Mother’s Day weekend across the Southern California, the National Weather Service reported Friday. A low pressure system will likely bring a chance of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms to the region this weekend. Rain will be isolated and scattered throughout the region. The storm system will move out of the area by Sunday, when only cloudy skies are in the forecast. Rain is unusual for early May, but warmer temperatures and clear skies […]

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    Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms and Windy Conditions Move Into Southern California

    A series of storms began moving into Southern California on Thursday, bringing scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and high winds. The wet weather was expected to continue through Friday. Kacey Montoya reports from Gorman for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

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    Measure to Fully Legalize Marijuana in California Appears Headed for Nov. 8 Ballot

    A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other supporters of the measure plan to kick off a campaign for voter approval of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act on Wednesday in San Francisco. The measure would allow adults ages 21 […]

  • Juan Hernandez, 10, and his service dog Buddy are seen in a photo provided by his family.

    Public Help Sought in Locating Little Boy’s Service Dog Missing in the Crenshaw District

    For six years, a service dog named Buddy has been by the side of 10-year-old Juan Hernandez until now. Buddy is missing and his young master is devastated. “I want my doggie back,” a tearful Juan old KTLA on Tuesday. Juan has osteogenesis imperfecta — a form of brittle bone disease — and spends much of his time in a wheelchair, according to his mother, Mirna Vargas. The family lives in Hyde Park. Buddy has been Juan’s constant companion and […]

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    Campus Crimes

    It’s estimated that roughly 20% of undergraduate women will be a victim of sexual assault, and it’s been nearly a year and a half since a student at Loyola Marymount University says she was raped at a college party.  Her attacker is still on the loose, and she and her family say police have botched the investigation.  Our Kacey Montoya sits down with the victim for this exclusive interview. Kacey Montoya reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on May […]