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).

Twitter: @kaceymontoya
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    500 Families Out of Water in One California Town Hit Hard by Drought

    California’s historic drought has hit one area particularly hard. In East Porterville, about 160 miles north of Los Angeles, more than 500 families are out of water. Some homes rely on private ground wells, while others use bottled water to survive. KTLA’s Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  

  • One member of a group of four female distraction thieves grabs a store employee's purse in an Oct. 29, 2015, crime in Corona that was caught on surveillance video.

    Caught-on-Camera Distraction Theft in Corona Mirrors Yearslong String of Statewide Crimes

    A group of inconspicuous women who recently ganged up and stole a store owner’s purse in Corona seems remarkably similar to perpetrators in a string of crimes that have been reported in areas across Southern California within the last two years, at least. The most recent incident occurred Oct. 29 at a store in a strip mall. On Friday, KTLA obtained video of the robbery that showed four women entering the store, then milling around and looking at merchandise. While […]

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    Artist Profile: TiRon & Ayomari- Mercedes-Benz Street Beats

    Grab your headphones and listen up for this week’s Mercedes-Benz Street Beats artists. This duo is calling their music Urban Americana- meaning music for everyone.

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    Pomona Families Plead for Help Locating Teenagers Missing Since Saturday

    Police and family members were asking for the public’s help Friday in locating two 16-year-olds after they were reported missing in Pomona. Tiffany Mosqueda  and Miguel Chavez were reported missing on Oct. 31, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department. The couple was last seen at Chavez’s home, according to the boy’s mother, who stated the couple appeared to be going to a party, police said. Information received by investigators indicated the couple did attend a party […]

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    Bad Review on Yelp Leads to Legal Battle Between Atwater Village Family and Dog Groomer

    A family in Atwater Village claimed Tuesday that after their dog was injured during a routine haircut at the groomers, they posted a bad review on Yelp, which has now turned into a legal battle. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.  

  • A photograph taken by Niilo Tippler shows the fire burning at the home of Johnny Mathis on Nov. 2, 2015.

    Hollywood Hills Home of Singer Johnny Mathis Devastated by Fire

    Firefighters battled a blaze Monday evening at the Hollywood Hills home of legendary singer Johnny Mathis. The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Stebbins Terrace, according Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 30 minutes, Humphrey stated. The home appeared to be gutted. “The house is absolutely totaled,” Mathis said. “There’s nothing left.” Mathis was not home when the fire started but arrived shortly […]

  • San Bernardino police released surveillance video of a newer-model white sedan sought in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Oct. 29, 2015.

    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Death of 78-Year-Old Grandmother Struck in Crosswalk in San Bernardino

    A grandmother was struck and killed in a San Bernardino crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver who left her to die in the street Thursday night, authorities said. Maria Lazarraga was crossing at the corner of Ninth and L streets around 5:38 p.m. when a white, newer model four-door Honda Accord sped through the intersection and struck her, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. Although police identified the woman as 78-year-old Maria, family members told KTLA […]

  • Jeb Bush participates in CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate" live from the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
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    Republican Debate: Sparks Fly Between Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush

    Sparks flew between the Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Wednesday night at the third GOP presidential debate of the campaign season. In the most intense exchange between the two men this cycle, Bush went after Rubio for missing votes in the Senate while running for the White House — an issue that critics have seized upon. “Marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work,” Bush […]

  • The truck was traveling on South Santa Fe Avenue near Warnock Way when the container somehow became dislodged  on Oct. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bicyclist Killed When Shipping Container Topples Off Flat-Bed Big Rig on Carson Street

    Sheriff’s investigators were at the scene of a deadly crash in Carson Tuesday night involving a tractor-trailer hauling a shipping container that became dislodged and fell onto a passing bicyclist, killing him. The truck was traveling on South Santa Fe Avenue near Warnock Way around 5:05 p.m. when the container somehow tumbled off, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The container hit the pavement, crushing a man who was riding his bike on the sidewalk nearby, according to Lt. […]