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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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  • Southwest Airlines jets are seen at Chicago’s Midway Airport in an April 2008 file photo. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Hundreds of Southwest Flights Delayed After ‘System Outage’ Forces Ground Stop

    Hundreds of Southwest flights were delayed Wednesday after the airline was hit with technical issues. The trouble started when a “system outage” led to a nationwide ground stop for all Southwest flights that lasted for just over an hour. The company said in a statement that an early-afternoon outage impacted “multiple technology systems.” After the ground stop was lifted, flights were left backlogged. “We expect to continue our move toward a normal operation, but believe it will take time,” Southwest […]

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    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in Talks That Could Lead to His Departure From Network

    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is in talks with 21st Century Fox that will likely lead to his departure. However, contrary to some news reports on Tuesday, “there is no deal,” Ailes’ attorney Susan Estrich said. “When there is an agreement, if there is an agreement, 21st Century Fox will make an announcement,” Estrich said. According to a source with direct knowledge of the conversations, the negotiations could conclude as early as Tuesday night, but may take longer. As of […]

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    LAPD Takes Steps to Ensure Officer Safety After Fatal Police Shootings

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck detailed efforts to ensure officer safety in the wake of shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Dallas and elsewhere. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 18, 2016.

  • In Huntington Beach on July 13, 2016, a hot rod's driver and passengers show support for five police officers who were fatally shot in Dallas. (Credit: KTLA)

    Classic Car Owners Gather in Huntington Beach to Honor Fallen Dallas Police Officers

    Owners of classic cars gathered in Huntington Beach, where they honored five fallen Dallas police officers and showed support for local authorities. Kacey Montoya reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on July 13, 2016.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for five officers killed in Dallas on July 12, 2016.

    Police in Dallas ‘Showed Incredible Restraint’: Obama

    President Barack Obama and other officials who spoke Tuesday at a memorial for five Dallas police officers killed last week urged Americans to corral their anger and sadness and push for the change society needs. “I believe our sorrow can make us a better country. I believe our righteous anger can be transformed into more justice and more peace. Weeping may endure for a night but I’m convinced joy comes in the morning,” the President said. The Dallas officers were […]

  • Jack Sparrow, a dog who tested positive for meth, is shown in a photo released by Fontana police on July 11, 2016.

    Pet Owner Arrested After Neglected Dog Tests Positive for Meth: Fontana Police

    A 21-year-old dog owner in Fontana was arrested after his pet tested positive for ingestion of methamphetamine, police said Monday. The dog, a Chihuahua named Jack Sparrow, was initially brought in to the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland on Tuesday, July 5, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department. His owner said the dog was exhibiting erratic behavior and may have ingested methamphetamine, the release said. The center’s staff saw the dog having […]

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    Homeless Man Arrested in Death of U.S. Student Found in River in Rome

    Italian police have arrested a 40-year-old homeless man in relation to the death of an American university student. The body of 19-year-old Beau Solomon was discovered Monday in the Tiber River after he’d gone missing for several days. Solomon was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who had just arrived in Rome last Thursday for a summer study abroad at John Cabot University. His roommate reported him missing Friday after he failed to show up for orientation, according to […]

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    Some Animal Experts Advocating Cannabis for Canines During the Fourth of July

    Animal shelters often report an influx of stray dogs who escape when they are scared by fireworks. As a result, many dog owners turn to sedatives to keep their dogs calm. But some animal activists are taking a more natural approach to easing the anxiety with cannabis for canines. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

  • A Turkish riot police officer patrols Ataturk Airport’s main entrance in Istanbul on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airport, killing at least 41 people and injuring 239. (Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises to 42 in Istanbul Terror Attack; Airport Resumes Flights Amid Blood, Shattered Glass

    Just five hours after terrorists killed 42 people at an Istanbul airport, travelers returned to the site of the carnage — much to the surprise of some forensics experts. “I find this totally astonishing,” said Professor Larry Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “I’ve never seen such a massive crime scene looked at for five hours. It’s just impossible. You’re going to compromise, you’re going to contaminate evidence. … They should not have turned this open to […]