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
  • Law Enforcement From Across U.S. Compete in 35th Annual ‘Baker to Vegas’ Race

    Law enforcement officials from around the U.S. were competing in the 35th Annual “Baker to Vegas” race Saturday, making their way from the California city to the most popular town in Nevada. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 23, 2019.

  • Kaylen, a chihuahua mix, is seen receiving care at McGrath Veterinary Center in Encino. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chihuahua Mix Recovering After Being Left Beaten, Tied to Light Pole in Boyle Heights

    A dog was found after suffering a severe beating that broke her jaw in several places and was left tied to a light pole in Boyle Heights. Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the dog is recovering and has a chance at a better life, but she still faces reconstructive surgery and a long road to recovery. The 8-pound chihuahua mix was found tied to a light pole in Boyle Heights Saturday night, on South Dakota Street near Whittier Boulevard, not […]

  • Scooter riders are seen in Santa Monica. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rise in E-Scooter Accidents Nationwide Prompt Large Scale Study

    Police in Santa Monica are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a man riding an electric scooter. With the emergence of e-scooters has come a slew of injuries and even deaths. Santa Monica police said since e-scooters arrived in the city in 2017, this is the first death involving one. They’re hoping someone will come forward with information that track down the driver who hit and killed a man Friday night and drove away from the scene. […]

  • Surveillance Video Shows Apparent Robbery in Neighborhood Near Melrose Avenue Shops

    Local residents concerned about crime in their Fairfax district neighborhood just off Melrose Avenue say someone who was visiting the area was robbed in the street by four men in broad daylight this week. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on March 8, 2019.

  • Hundreds of community members gathered in Hacienda Heights on March 7, 2019, to hold a vigil for an unidentified young girl whose body was discovered in a suitcase along a hiking trail on March 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hundreds Gather for Vigil to Honor Unidentified Girl Found Dead Along Hacienda Heights Trail

    Though the victim remains unidentified, hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil Thursday evening in remembrance of a young girl found dead along a trail in Hacienda Heights this week. Those who attended the memorial event, held near where the child’s body was discovered Wednesday on a hillside south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, said they hoped the community would come together to keep the nameless girl’s story alive so that she can receive justice. A memorial near the […]

  • Korean War veteran Charles Kaiser, 88, of Orange is at risk of losing his home because he cannot prove his military service due to a fire that destroyed military records decades ago.

    Korean War Veteran At Risk of Homelessness Due to Destroyed Military Records

    Charles Kaiser is an 88-year-old Korean War veteran who just retired from working this year. But a fire in 1973 is believed to have destroyed records of his service. He’s now unable to obtain his benefits through the Veterans Administration, which is demanding he come up with the decades-old documents to prove his service. A friend is desperately trying to get the situation sorted out before he ends up losing his home at an assisted living center in Orange. A […]

  • Jaime Diaz speaks to KTLA, explaining that his apartment has been without hot water for 6 months.

    Sylmar Tenants Fed Up After 6 Months With No Hot Water

    Residents at an apartment complex on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar are taking action after they say they’ve been without hot water for the past six months. Jaime Diaz, a single father of three boys, says the hot water might return for a day, but it never lasts. He said at least 10 other units are dealing with the same problem. Jaime has decided to fight back by refusing to pay his water bill. Now, he is facing eviction. Other tenants […]

  • Simi Valley a Cappella Group Seeks to Raise Thousands for Semi Finals Bid in Oregon

    Abbe Road, an a cappella group at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, is looking to raise $18,000 to head for a semi-finals bid in Oregon next month. The ensemble group made up of 16 students has performed at events across Southern California, including Nancy Reagan’s memorial service. Anyone interested in donating to the group’s cause can visit their GoFundMe page. Fore more information about Abbe Road, visit their Facebook page. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News […]

  • New App Helps Dog Lovers Find Human Soulmate

    Dog lovers can vet whether potential mates will mesh with their life as well as their four-legged friend’s thanks to a dating app called Dig that’s launching in the Los Angeles area. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 22, 2019.

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