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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
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    Hundreds Attend Vigil for Colton Boy Who Died After School Soccer Game; Parents Claim He Was Stomped by Bully

    Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday night to show their support for the family of a 12-year-old boy who died after playing soccer Tuesday at an elementary school in Colton. Joel Gallegos said his son Dominick was taking part in a physical education class on a field at Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School just before the end of the school day when he somehow ended up on the ground. School officials told him that Dominick had fallen and lost consciousness after running […]

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    Storm Brings April Showers, Flooding and Snow to Southern California

    The storm that moved through Southern California over the weekend brought more rain and thunderstorms to some parts of Los Angeles on Monday, forecasters said. Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as the valleys and Inland Empire, will see temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s with a 30% chance of rain. Beach communities can also expect cooler conditions, with temperatures up to 65 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will reach the low 50s in […]

  • A Ford Mustang led authorities on a pursuit that included "donuts" in Hollywood on April 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit Driver Does ‘Donuts’ on Rainy Hollywood Surface Streets, Is Greeted by a Crowd in South L.A.

    A driver wanted for a burglary in Cerritos led authorities on a chase for about two hours through much of the greater Los Angeles area Thursday, at one point doing “donut” maneuvers on rainy Hollywood surface streets and then being warmly greeted by by-standers who took selfies with the car in South L.A. About 3:30 p.m., the driver and his passenger were taken into custody in a residential neighborhood by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies. The pursuit began shortly […]

  • A still from surveillance video shows LAPD officers raise their firearms before the Sept. 27, 2015, fatal shooting of Norma Guzman, according to an attorney for her mother. The video was released April 6, 2016.

    Family of Mentally Ill Woman Fatally Shot by LAPD Releases Video, Calls for Charges Against Officers

    The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles police last year released video of the deadly encounter Wednesday as they called for prosecutors to criminally charge the officers who opened fire. The events leading up to the Sept. 27 shooting began when two LAPD officers went to East 22nd and South San Pedro streets in South L.A., where a woman with a knife had been reported, police said. The video, taken from a nearby security camera, shows officers […]

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    Transformer Explosion Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Studio City, Sherman Oaks

    Firefighters responded to a transformer explosion Wednesday night at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power electrical substation in Studio City, officials said. The explosion was reported around 8:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Coldwater Canyon, according to Shawn Lenske with the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was not clear if anyone was injured. The blast knocked out power to about 8,700 residents in Studio City, according to the LADWP. Power was also out in portions of Sherman […]

  • A man is seen hitting a driver's window after the two exited the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys on April 5, 2016. (Credit: Shahnam Asbaghi)

    Chauffeur Allegedly Attacks Motorist in Caught-on-Video Road-Rage Incident in Van Nuys

    A Northridge man told KTLA on Tuesday that a chauffeur for a local car service rear-ended him in Van Nuys, then came after him and struck his driver’s side window in a road-rage attack that was caught on video. Shahnam Asbaghi said the incident began on the 405 Freeway. “This limousine Yukon driver was just tailgating me the whole time since when I got onto the 405 North. It was so bad … I actually got scared and nervous so […]

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    Woman Says Beverly Hills Valet Gave Her Brand New BMW to Wrong Customer Who Trashed It

    A Santa Barbara woman said Monday that a valet at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills gave her brand new BMW to the wrong customer who then wrecked it. Kacey Montoya reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, April 4, 2016.

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    Thursday Forecast: Sunny Skies, Warmer Temps

    Look for sunny skies and warmer temperatures as a trough of low pressure moves east Thursday. Kacey Montoya has KTLA’s forecast on March 31, 2016.

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

    Spring Storm Brings Rain, Small Hail Across L.A., Ventura Counties During Rush-Hour Commute

    Rush-hour commuters faced thunderstorms and small hail across Southern California Tuesday afternoon, as showers brought brief heavy downpours and snow to mountain areas. Scattered showers, thunderstorms and small hail moved from the Ventura to L.A. County area during the afternoon hours and was expected to continue through the early evening, according to the National Weather Service. The southeast-moving storm system produced cloud-to-ground lightning, and localized flooding was possible in areas hit by heavy showers. Heavy downpours showered Burbank and Glendale as […]