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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
  • Dave Osinga and his son Zachary sit by a fire ring as the sun sets at Corona del Mar State Beach. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Wood-Burning Fire Pits May Return to Newport Beach

    Update posted by KTLA: The Newport Beach City Council approved a plan Tuesday night to bring  wood-burning fire pits back to some local beaches. Original post by LATimes: The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches. If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday evening, 60 wood-burning fire rings could ultimately be returned to beaches in Balboa and Corona […]

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Rania of Jordan attend a mass unity rally following the recent Paris terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    World Leaders Join Millions at Anti-Terror Rally in Paris; Demonstration Called Largest in French History

    At least 3.7 million people, including world leaders, marched in an anti-terrorism rally in Paris on Sunday, the French Mission to the United Nations said, calling the massive gathering the largest in France’s history. The day was emotional and peaceful, a gesture of unity just days after Islamic extremists slaughtered 17 people. World leaders joined French President Francois Hollande, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The day also brought together […]

  • 2015 Rose Queen Madison Triplett and her court wave to the crowd. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Rose Parade 2015: A Look at the Crowd Favorites and Award-Winning Floats

    Despite chilly temperatures, thousands of people lined the streets of Pasadena on Thursday for the 126th Rose Parade, huddling under blankets and sipping hot chocolate as they watched flower-covered floats roll past. As the last marching band passed, capping the two-hour parade, people began packing up their blankets and chairs. Some snapped a few last photos before heading to their cars. Others hugged friends goodbye. Hector Morales turned to his 5-year-old daughter, Rotce, and shrugged. “Se acabó,” he said, telling […]

  • Family members of passengers of missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at Juanda international airport in Surabaya in East Java on Dec. 28, 2014. (Credit: JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing AirAsia Plane Likely at ‘the Bottom of the Sea,’ Indonesian Rescue Official Says

    Indonesia’s top rescue official says authorities believe the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane’s last contact. “(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early conjecture is that the plane is in the bottom of the sea,” Bambang Sulistyo, head of Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, told reporters Monday. But searchers still […]

  • A photo of Shirley Isom from her Facebook page.

    Slain La Verne-Couple’s Neighbors Saw ‘Suspicious’ Man Day of Attack; Investigation Continues

    Homicide detectives continued to investigate Saturday a fatal attack at a home north of La Verne that left a married couple dead the previous day. Shirly Isom, 74, and Troy Isom, 89, were victims of blunt force trauma and died after being transported to a hospital Friday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Dave Coleman said at the time. A K-9 unit was brought to the scene and helped search the large property, where investigators spent Friday evening collecting […]

  • Police gather outside the Hollywood & Highland complex on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, following an officer-involved shooting.

    Police ID Armed Woman Shot in Leg by Officer at Hollywood & Highland Complex

    A woman allegedly armed with a baseball bat and handgun was identified Friday afternoon after a police officer shot the woman in the leg in the middle of Hollywood’s tourist district. Diamond Vargas, 47, was shot at the Hollywood & Highland parking structure located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (map) after she allegedly pointed a gun at officers early Friday morning, according to police. Vargas was hospitalized in stable condition and will be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly […]

  • This man was taken into custody after a burglary in Anaheim Hills that prompted a homeowner to fire a shotgun at him on Dec. 25, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Anaheim Hills Homeowner Shoots Masked Burglar; Suspect Taken Into Custody

    An Anaheim Hills homeowner shot and injured an alleged masked burglar who had assaulted the homeowner with a wrench, police said Thursday. Police were called to a home in the 900 block of Country Glen Way (map) about 3:30 Christmas morning by a call from a resident who said a masked burglar was inside his home, according to Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. The burglar assaulted the homeowner with a wrench, prompting a struggle that led to […]

  • A photo of a man being sought in an alleged car selling scam.

    First-Time Car Buyer Scammed by Man Who Placed Ad on Craigslist

    Sheriff’s investigators were searching Wednesday for a man who scammed a first-time car buyer from Lomita out of $5,500 after the victim answered an ad placed on Craigslist. The 23-year-old victim, “Michael,” arranged a meeting with the alleged seller on Sunday and even brought his cousin along to check out the vehicle. While his cousin was exchanging money for the pink slip, Michael took pictures of the seller and his identification. Moments after handing over the cash, Michael realized the […]

  • Security is seen outside The Theatre at Ace Hotel before the premiere of the film 'The Interview' in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2014.  (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    Sony Plans Limited Release of ‘The Interview'; Movie’s Stars Celebrate on Twitter

    “The Interview” is not over, after all. Despite threats from hackers, Sony is making the controversial Seth Rogen comedy available at a limited number of theaters on Christmas. The movie studio’s CEO, Michael Lynton, said Tuesday that “we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day.” He did not specify an exact number because the plans were still being worked out. But theaters in Georgia, Texas and Virginia said on Twitter that they had agreed […]