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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
  • Anthony Vargas is seen in an image posted at a memorial in East Los Angeles on Aug. 12, 2018.

    Man Killed in East L.A. Deputy-Involved Shooting After Robbery Call; Search Underway for 2 Suspects: LASD

    After a man died in a deputy-involved shooting in East L.A. early Sunday morning, his family said they are thinking about hiring an attorney in a search for answers about his death. The man — identified by family members as 21-year-old Anthony Vargas — was struck by gunfire shortly after 2 a.m. in a housing complex located on the corner of North Mednik Avenue and Floral Drive, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities […]

  • Woman Says Her French Bulldog Is Missing After Roommate Smuggled It From Their Downtown L.A. Apartment; Reward Offered

    A woman is frantically searching for her pet French Bulldog that she believes was seen on surveillance video being surreptitiously taken from her downtown Los Angeles apartment building in a suitcase by her roommate and roommate’s boyfriend. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 9, 2018. Dezi Deitch’s attorney Neama Rahmani of West Coast Trial Lawyers can be contacted via NR@westcoasttriallawyers.com or 213-927-3700.

  • Animal Rescue Says Pit Bull Dumped in South L.A. Died After Suffering Physical, Sexual Abuse

    An animal rescue group is calling for an investigation after a pit bull who was adopted two weeks ago died from what animal advocates believe was physical and sexual abuse after being found injured in South Los Angeles on Monday. The 5-year-old dog, Cargo, was dumped in front of a house on the 200 block of West 85th Street in the Florence neighborhood, according to Dianty Marquez of Ghetto Rescue Ffoundation, an Anaheim Hills-based animal nonprofit associated with police in […]

  • Beachgoers packed a beach in Ventura on July 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Temperatures Expected to Peak Tuesday as Weeklong Heat Wave Continues

    Tuesday was expected to be the hottest day during a weeklong heat wave in Southern California. Wendy Burch and Kacey Montoya report for KTLA 5 News on Aug. 7, 2018. The heat continues across #SoCal. Tomorrow will likely be the hottest day, with a slight cool down Wed, followed by another rise in temps on Thu. #LAheat #CAwx pic.twitter.com/REcFzp0cn5 — NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 7, 2018

  • Children play beside a lifeguard tower as sunset approaches in Huntington Beach on July 21, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Forecasters Warn of Fire Danger as Weeklong Heat Wave Hits SoCal

    Forecasters issued a red flag warning effective through Tuesday for parts of Southern California. Low humidities and heat combined with gusty winds in southern Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita Valley and through the Interstate 5 corridor of Los Angeles and Ventura counties could result in extreme fire danger, the National Weather Service said. A heat wave will hit the region through Friday, with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 108 degrees in Woodland Hills, 105 […]

  • Buena Park Girl Gets Wish for Magical 7th Birthday Celebration After Surviving Series of Medical Emergencies

    After several months of harrowing health scares, a Buena Park girl received her wish of having a magical party complete with a unicorn to celebrate her 7th birthday, and she was joined by more than 100 guests. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 24, 2018. Madison Morrison’s family is still raising funds to support their daughter’s recovery. For more information, visit their YouCaring campaign.

  • Santa Clarita Aquatic Center visitors try to keep cool during a heat wave on July 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flex Alert to Go Into Effect Tuesday as Scorching Heat Wave Brings Record-Breaking Temps to SoCal

    Brace yourself, Southern California residents, it’s going to be a hot few days. A heat wave that is expected to bring triple-digit temperatures to parts of the southland has prompted state officials to issue a flex alert ahead of the hot weather. Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Coastal areas could see temperatures between 85 to 92, while inland areas could reach 92 to 100. Triple digits to 110 […]

  • Daniel Gutierrez, 39, is seen in a photo provided by CHP on July 20, 2018. He was killed in a crash along the 60 Freeway just 10 days earlier.

    $5K Reward Offered in Search for Big Rig Driver After 60 Freeway Crash Kills Riverside Father

    When a big rig collided with a car while changing lanes, it sent off a series of crashes resulting in the death of a Riverside father who was driving his motorcycle along the 60 Freeway on his way home from work earlier this month. But the driver of that big rig never stopped, and on Friday, the victim’s family made an emotional plea for the public’s help in finding him or her — with the offer of a $5,000 reward. […]

  • Ivana Waz is shown with her son Makani Waz in an undated image on Ivana Waz's Facebook page.

    Double Murder-Suicide Suspected After Triple Shooting Leaves 3 Dead in Redondo Beach: Authorities

    An apparent double murder-suicide left three people dead inside a residence in Redondo Beach following a shooting Wednesday night, authorities said. “It appears that one of the people discovered inside committed suicide after shooting the other two,” said Redondo Beach police Lt. Rick Kochheim of the preliminary investigation. “Unfortunately, it’s a tragic day,” Kochheim said. The deceased were identified as Marc Waz, age 48, Ivana Waz and 13-year-old Makani Waz, authorities said. The age of Ivana Waz was not clear. […]