Kacey Montoya
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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
  • An L.A. County jail officer interviews and fingerprints an inmate regarding his immigration status in June 2008. (Credit: Brent Foster/Los Angeles Times)

    Supervisors End Contract With ICE Over L.A. County Jails Presence, But Support Future Collaboration

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to end a controversial program that places immigration agents inside county jails to determine whether inmates are deportable. The Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to sever the county’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which allowed ICE agents to work daily inside jails and trained jail employees to assess the immigration status of inmates. Immigrant advocates have sharply criticized the program, known as 287(g), since it began 10 years ago, with […]

  • Ambien Nightmares: Health Smart

    Like food, water, and air – sleep is one of the most basic of human necessities yet many struggle with it. It’s estimated, 9 million adults turn to prescription pills in the search of much needed z’s. In a special two part Health Smart as our Kacey Montoya reveals how a popular sleep aid can turn your desire for dreams into a nightmare. Kacey Montoya reports on KTLA News at 10pm and 11pm on May 7, 2015.

  • A shooting in Isla Vista on May 11, 2015 near the campus of UC Santa Barbara left four people, including two UCSB students, injured, authorities said. (Credit: CNN)

    Shooting Reported in Isla Vista, Nearly a Year After Deadly Rampage

    A shooting in Isla Vista on Monday night near the campus of UC Santa Barbara left at least three men injured, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road, according to officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Of the three men taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, two were wounded by gunfire and one was injured in an assault, county fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. According to law enforcement officials, the […]

  • A blaze broke out at a Fullerton condominium on May 10, 2015. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Fullerton Families Displaced After Fire Damages Condo

    Multiple units at a Fullerton condominium were destroyed and dozens of residents waited to learn if they would be able to return home Sunday night after a fire ripped through the complex, officials said. A fire was reported at a residence in the 2700 block of East Quail Circle (map) around 5:14 p.m., Fullerton Fire Department officials said. The blaze was later said to be a four-alarm blaze. Video showed dozens of residents looking on as firefighters used hoses to extinguish the […]

  • A two-vehicle crash in Laguna Beach on Sunday, May 10, 2015, left one woman dead, two children in critical condition and a man in "extremely critical" condition, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Dies, 2 Children Injured After Laguna Beach Crash; Second Driver ‘Extremely Critical’

    A woman was killed and her two young children were injured early Sunday morning in a Laguna Beach crash that left a second driver in “extremely critical” condition, authorities said. The two-vehicle collision took place shortly after midnight on El Toro Road, near Laguna Canyon Road (map). The driver of one vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, died after the incident, said Capt. Jason Kravitz of the Laguna Beach Police Department. It was unclear if she was first transported to a hospital […]

  • Some communicable diseases can be passed from pets to humans through close contact, experts say. (Credit: KTLA)

    Veterinarians Warn Against Communicable Diseases Carried by Pets

    Veterinarians warned against a number of diseases that can be passed to humans from dogs, cats and other pets. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015.

  • Strong storms, likely spawning tornadoes, damaged homes in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area on May 6, 2015. (Credit: KFOR)

    Tornadoes Roar Across the Midwest; Flooding Remains a Major Concern

    Severe storms roared through the Midwest, unleashing tornadoes, rain and golfball-size hail, and shutting down the main airport in Oklahoma City. Flooding and heavy winds hit parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska on Wednesday night. The Oklahoma City area appeared to be the hardest hit, with as much as eight inches of rain reported within hours, according to the National Weather Service. At least 13 people were injured when a tornardo hit a mobile home park, said Susie Patterson of […]

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    Intruder Contaminates Water at Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach; 15 Sea Lions Sickened

    Police in Laguna Beach were searching Tuesday for the person responsible for contaminating the water system at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center with chlorine, injuring more than a dozen sea lions. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on April 27 and 6 a.m. on April 28 at the Laguna Beach facility, according to a news release from the Laguna Beach Police Department. The chlorine contaminated one of the pools where 17 sea lions were being treated, police said. Most […]

  • An anonymous telephone tip led police to the body of a 48-year-old woman inside the closet of an apartment in Panorama City. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Killing Roommate, Storing Body in North Hills Apartment’s Closet

    A man suspected of killing his roommate and storing her body in their North Hills apartment’s closet was arrested Monday after a phone tip led police to the victim. Mario Villalobos, 58, allegedly confessed to the killing when he showed the body to a woman who was visiting Saturday night. The visitor, who goes by the name Bubbles, said Villalobos told her he was going to evict his roommate when the two got into a confrontation. “She kicked his dog … she pepper sprayed him and she was […]