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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
  • In this file photo, palm trees sway and a flag flutters in gusty winds in Fontana as Santa Ana winds move into Southern California. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Santa Ana Winds Bring Increased Fire Risk to L.A., Ventura Counties

    Gusty Santa Ana winds and dry conditions have elevated the risk of wildfire to critical levels across much of Southern California. North winds that began Wednesday night were expected to shift to the northeast with “widespread drying” in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the National Weather Service said. A red flag warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday for “critical fire weather conditions” in those two counties. If a fire ignites, conditions favor “extreme fire behavior,” the weather service […]

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    Shopping Meets Charity at ‘Dress for Success’ Event in Beverly Hills

    Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Nov. 17, 2016. Shop For Success Benefiting Dress For Success 100 percent of money raised goes to Dress for Success’ L.A. Chapter Friday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8767 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Free entry and parking

  • United Airlines passengers line up to rebook flights that were canceled due to weather on Feb. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    United’s New ‘Basic Economy’ Fares Limit Passengers to 1 Carry-On Under Seat

    United Airlines is trying to woo budget airline passengers with new “basic economy” fares that will go on sale early next year. The fare strategy, which United has worked on for months and detailed Tuesday, offers the cheapest seats on a plane in exchange for giving up the few perks that come with standard economy tickets. The Chicago-based airline isn’t alone in its quest to snare price price-conscious travelers who might otherwise choose low-cost carriers such as Spirit Airlines and […]

  • A beachgoer was hospitalized after being run over by a county truck at Venice Beach on Nov. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homeless Man Pinned by Maintenance Vehicle While Sleeping in Venice Beach Speaks of Ordeal

    A man who was pinned by a Los Angeles County maintenance vehicle in Venice Beach earlier this month said he is still suffering from anxiety after the ordeal. Anthony Kevin Lee, 53, is homeless and said he sleeps at a different location every night. On the morning of Nov. 4 he was sleeping on Venice Beach when he was hit. He told KTLA that he thought he was dreaming, but he woke up pinned under the truck. “There were three people […]

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    Search for Missing Woman From SoCal Takes Colorado Authorities to Landfill Outside Denver

    Authorities in Colorado searched a landfill Monday for clues in the disappearance of a Southern California native who has been missing for more than four months. Charlene Voight, 36, now of Littleton, was last seen June 29. Her family reported her missing on July 8 after she hadn’t been heard from for several days, KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver reported. She is originally from San Clemente, where she lived with her boyfriend Jeff Beier, who was at one point held on suspicion of sex assault […]

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    Teen With Autism Kicks Winning Field Goal to Lead San Fernando High School to League Championship

    Alec Messing, a 16-year-old boy with autism, led the San Fernando High School football team to a league championship by scoring a 32-yard field goal to beat Sylmar High School. With four seconds to go and the score tied 13-13, Messing kicked the game-winning field goal in last week’s game. His team won the Valley Mission League Championship as a result of the victory. Alec’s mother told KTLA her son was diagnosed with autism as a child, and said the path […]

  • Thousands gather in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2016 to protest the results of the presidential election. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands March Through Downtown LA to Protest Trump’s Presidential Victory; 101 Freeway Shut Down

      Thousands of people poured into the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and hundreds of them later spilled onto the 101 Freeway, shutting down traffic as they forcefully denounced President-elect Donald J. Trump. The mostly young and diverse crowd screamed, “Not my president,” and “Respect all women.” The band of demonstrators marched through the city before heading onto the busy freeway near Alameda Street. Up to 300 people were on the freeway, drawing a massive response by the California […]

  • A beaten pit bull is seen in a Facebook photo tied to a post in Mission Hills on Nov. 4, 2015. (Credit: Joaquin Espinoza)

    Neighbors Find Pit Bull Beaten, Left for Dead Near Mission Hills Home; Investigation Underway

    A pit bull who suffered a violent beating last week in Mission Hills is on the road to recovery, but neighbors and animal control officials are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for the attack. Joaquin Espinoza was alerted to the injured dog on Friday evening after his neighbor, Joe Rodriguez, said he saw a man beat the dog with an object that looked like a baseball bat then flee the scene in a white Toyota […]

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    Schurr High School Band Raising Money to Replace Stolen Equipment Trailer

    The trailer the Spartan Legion used to transport its equipment, props and golf cart to parades and competitions was stolen from the Schurr High School parking lot last week. The Montebello students may need to cancel the remainder of their competitions if they are unable to transport their necessities. A fundraising page has been set up to support the school band; click here to donate.