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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
  • 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. […]

  • A group gets soaked while riding the Banzai Falls ride at Knott's Soak City water park in Buena Park in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Heat Wave Breaks Records Across Southern California

    The weekend is off to a very hot start with record-breaking temperatures across several communities in Southern California on Friday. Downtown Los Angeles topped at 108 degrees, shattering its previous record of 94 degrees set on this day in 1992, according to the National Weather Service. Record-breaking heat today – including daily records, a few for the month of July, and even a couple of all-time record highs. We will see a gradual cooling trend starting tomorrow. #LAheat #SoCal #CAwx […]

  • 2 Bears Caught Traipsing Around Altadena on Cellphone Video

    Two Altadena residents captured two separate bears on their cellphones as they made themselves at home in Altadena last Friday, one of them taking a dip in a spa and enjoying a margarita, the other exploring neighborhood streets. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 3, 2018.

  • Crowded L.A. Animal Shelters Seek Fosters Ahead of July 4

    Animal shelters across Southern California are in need of extra fosters ahead of the Fourth of July, a time when pets and strays alike frightened by fireworks flood rescue centers, putting them over capacity. Because of the massive influx, officials are asking community members to foster a pet for four days surrounding the holiday. “They do get scared. They run out of their yards,” said Karen Thang, the foster program coordinator. “We’ve even had cases where they jump out their […]

  • Mother, Her Boyfriend Charged With Murder and Torture in Death of 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos

    The mother of a 10-year-old boy who died after being found unresponsive in the family’s home in Lancaster was arrested Friday, and both she and her boyfriend have been charged with murder and torture in the boy’s death. Heather Maxine Barron, 28, has been charged with one count each of murder, torture and child abuse, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Her boyfriend, 32-year-old Kareem Ernesto Leiva, was also charged with murder, torture and one count of […]

  • James’ Journey: Mother Tries to Raise Money for 10-Year-Old Son With Cerebral Palsy

    A 10-year-old boy from the Antelope Valley has cerebral palsy and his frequent trips to the hospital are becoming more difficult for his mother who is trying to raise money through a GoFundMe account. Randa Perry, the mother of James, is now trying to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 26, 2018.

  • Kacey Montoya presents KTLA’s weather forecast on July 24, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    KTLA Weather: Kacey Montoya’s Mild Sunday Forecast

    The marine layer will burn off by early Sunday afternoon, but some Southern California cities will continue seeing partly cloudy conditions. Strong gusts of wind will be present in the Antelope Valley. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 70s in the Los Angeles basin, 80s in the valleys and Inland Empire, and upper 90s in the high desert. Kacey Montoya has KTLA’s weather forecast on July 24, 2018.

  • Kacey Montoya presents KTLA’s weather forecast on June 23, 2018.

    KTLA Weather: Kacey Montoya’s Warm Saturday Forecast

    Saturday will be warm across Southern California, with temperatures in the 70s in the Los Angeles basin and coastal communities, upper 80s in the valleys and low 90s in the Inland Empire. Kacey Montoya has KTLA’s weather forecast on June 23, 2018.