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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).

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Recent Articles
  • Caden Henderson, 14, of Redlands has collected teddy bears for hospitalized kids for the past three years. He's pictured on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Collects Teddy Bears for Hospitalized Children

    For the past three years, Caden Henderson has made it a tradition to collect as many teddy bears as he can in order to brighten the holidays for young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Health. The 14-year-old got the idea after spending a few days in the hospital. He said he decided to do something to help comfort other kids who have to spend much longer stints receiving medical care. His goal is to collect and distribute 1,000 bears this […]

  • CA Law Says Pet Stores Must Sell Rescue Animals, But Some Suspect Breeders Have Found a Loophole

    A law that went into effect at the beginning of this year made California the first state to require pet stores sell animals from shelters or rescue organizations. But after two Southern California families say they paid $1,200 or more for dogs that died shortly after they were taken home from pet stores tied to the same owner — one in Westminster and the other Santa Ana — they suspect puppy mills have found a way around the new law. Kacey […]

  • Workers load furniture at Heroes Warehouse in Fontana, which provides veterans with home furnishings, on Nov. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fontana Organization Dedicated to Helping Veterans Facing Eviction

    For seven years, Heroes Warehouse in Fontana has been serving formerly homeless military veterans by providing them and their families with free home furnishings. But following the sale of the property their warehouse sits on, the organization has found itself in need of a helping hand. They need to relocate by January, but are struggling with the expense of the move. The group was named Nonprofit of the Year by the State Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, in 2017. More information […]

  • Trash awaits sorting for recycling at Republic Services in Anaheim on Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Recycling Revisited: Changing Industry Poses Challenges in Keeping Items Out of Landfills

    A changing recycling industry, along with public misconceptions about recycling, are posing challenges as officials work to minimize the amount of refuse that ends up in landfills. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 21, 2019.

  • L.A. Firefighter Diagnosed With ALS Spreads Awareness for Disease

    Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter Eric Stevens’ life changed forever when he was diagnosed with ALS, a fatal disease with no cure, in October. Now, Stevens is working to spread awareness for the debilitating disease. But like other patients, he’s frustrated with the lack of effective treatment. Some of those diagnosed, including Phil Green, participate in clinical trials that hope to use stem cells to treat the illness, also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease. A fund to raise money for […]

  • Program Pairing California Convicts With Shelter Dogs Gives Former Inmates a Path, Purpose on the Outside

    A nonprofit working in California prisons to pair unadoptable dogs with incarcerated trainers helps give convicts a path and purpose after their release. Jason Mori — once featured on America’s Most Wanted — now runs K9BreakThru, an Orange County-based dog behavior rehabilitation and training company. And after serving seven years, Troy McDaniel of Oakland learned from famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan before founding his own business, Packrunner. The Marley’s Mutts Pawsitive Change Prison Program is currently operating in four California […]

  • Former Inmate From San Fernando Valley Shares How Dog Rehabilitation Program Turned His Life Around Post-Incarceration

    A former inmate who had initially faced four life sentences in prison is now the owner of a successful dog training business after being inspired by Marleys Mutts, an organization the San Fernando Valley native participated in behind bars that matches inmates and shelter dogs with behavior problems for mutual rehabilitation. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 18, 2019. For more information about Daniel Robinson’s dog training, visit his website.

  • Andi Ward, pictured in a photo during a military deployment with the U.S. Navy.

    Navy Veteran Shares Story of Struggle in Hopes of Helping Other Warriors

    Upon leaving military service, U.S. Navy veteran Andi Ward found herself lost and on a downward spiral that included alcohol, drugs and despair. But at 33, she’s turned her life around with the help of organizations serving veterans, such as West Hollywood-based Merging Player & Vets. The program offers peer-on-peer support to remind military veterans that they are never alone, organizer said. More information on Merging Vets & Players is available online. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News […]

  • Grieving students from Saugus High School reunite with their parents at Central Park in Santa Clarita after a fatal school shooting on Nov. 14, 2019. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

    Student Shot 5 Classmates, 2 Fatally, and Himself at Saugus High School on His 16th Birthday: LASD

    A student opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring three more, before shooting himself in the head at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita Thursday — the day of the shooter’s 16th birthday, authorities said. The gunfire erupted at 7:38 a.m. and prompted a massive law enforcement response to the campus at 21900 Centurion Way, with some first responders being off-duty officials who had just dropped off family members for school, according to officials with the Los Angeles […]

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