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
  • A plane lands at LAX airport. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    LAX Among 3 U.S. Airports to Screen Airline Passengers Arriving From China for New Illness

    Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking temperatures and asking about symptoms of passengers at three U.S. airports who traveled from the outbreak city of Wuhan. Officials estimate roughly 5,000 passengers will go through the process in the next couple of weeks at New […]

  • A Riverside family's home, pictured on Jan. 16, 2020, was declared an illegal dwelling and red-tagged by officials, leaving them homeless. (Credit: KTLA)

    Riverside Family Left Homeless After Home Red-Tagged

    A Riverside family says they have nowhere to go after the home they were renting was deemed an illegal dwelling and red-tagged by officials. Jessica Hernandez and her two children have been living in a rented guest house for the past four months. But she said recently learned that the man who rented her the home was not the landlord at all, but was himself renting the property and illegally sub-renting the guest house. And on Wednesday, city officials red-tagged […]

  • Child shot in South L.A. transported to nearby hospital. (Credit: Sky5)

    5-Year-Old Girl Rushed to the Hospital in Serious Condition After Getting Shot in South L.A.

    A 5-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital after suffering a gunshot wound in South Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The shooting was reported at about 5:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Woodlawn Avenue in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of South L.A., officials said. Both LAFD and the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene and found the child suffering from a gunshot wound, LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. The child was taken […]

  • Katie Dawson, 15, has epilepsy and needs a service animal. (Credit: KTLA)

    Friends Raise Money for Service Animal After O.C. Teen Diagnosed With Epilepsy

    Katie Dawson, 15, was diagnosed with epilepsy just five years ago and she is unable to live life like how she wants. But now, thanks to a kind gesture from a friend, she’s on her way to getting a chance to make her life a little easier thanks to some friends. Gabriella “Gigi” Coo, 13, has started a GoFundMe account to help raise funds to help Dawson get her own service animal so she can live life like a regular […]

  • Xotc-Tropico owner Leon Massoth, pictured at his West Hollywood business on Jan. 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    WeHo’s Xotx-Tropico to Be Bulldozed in Favor of Apartment Complex, Nursery Owner Says

    After more than 30 years sharing his love of plants with Los Angeles, Xotx-Tropico owner Leon Massoth is preparing to shutter the doors of his exotic nursery for good. A developer has purchased the property and plans to bulldoze the business to build an apartment complex. “We were waiting for the hammer to fall, and it finally did,” Massoth said. Barring a miracle, Massoth said he doesn’t see any way to stay open. A GoFundMe page and a Change.org petition […]

  • Lakewood Cheerleading Program Needs Help Raising Money to Attend Championship in Florida

    A local grassroots competitive cheerleading group is in need of financial help. The Bliss Babes, who are part of the Lwood Spirit program, need help getting to Florida to participate in The Quest, a competitive cheerleading event. They have a GoFundMe account to help raise the $15,000 they need by Jan. 20 Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 7, 2020.

  • Men involved in an altercation on New Year's Day are shown in video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Jan. 6, 2019.

    Man Severely Injured During Valley Glen Road-Rage Incident That Was Caught on Camera; 3 Sought

    A man was severely injured during what police are calling a road-rage incident in Valley Glen on New Year’s Day, officials said Monday. The assault was caught on video. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a news release. The victim was stopped at a red light when a man who had been driving erratically in a Jeep pulled up behind him. At some point, […]

  • An armed robbery suspect is seen in a surveillance image provided by Lucky 7 Liquor in Culver City.

    2 Men Sought in Robberies Targeting Liquor Stores in Mar Vista, Culver City

    Authorities are searching for two men suspected in a pair of armed robberies targeting liquor stores in Mar Vista and Culver City Thursday night and Friday morning. The men first entered Venice Liquor in the 12500 block of Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista and pointed a firearm at the clerk, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Stevens said. The robbers, who were both wearing ski masks and appeared to be in their early 20s, got away with about $3,000 before fleeing […]

  • A Boyle Heights woman's car was stolen on Dec. 22, 2019, while she was getting dialysis treatment. The car's been recovered, but was badly damaged. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Theft Leaves Boyle Height Dialysis Patient in a Tough Spot

    Mary Sanchez of Boyle Heights was getting her kidney dialysis treatment three days before Christmas when her car was stolen from the parking lot. Police have since recovered the car, but it was in bad shape, she said. The battery had been stolen, the ignition was broken, the brake lights were broken and she had to pay impound fees to get the car back. Now facing thousands of dollars worth of repairs while on a fixed income, and needing her […]

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