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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
  • Police Release Video Amid Search for Driver Who Killed Mother of 2 in Encino Hit-And-Run

    Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help providing information on an Oct. 13 hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of two. Authorities released video of a possible suspect vehicle in the hopes that witnesses would come forward. The crash happened last Saturday, Oct. 13, around 11:50 p.m. when a pedestrian, identified as 30-year-old Yana Lavrenteva, was crossing Ventura Boulevard, east of Louise Avenue, when she was hit by a vehicle heading east on Ventura. The victim was within […]

  • In-N-Out Burgers are served at the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids' Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016 in West Hollywood. (Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos)

    Most U.S. Burger Chains Receive Failing Grade on Annual Antibiotics Report Card, Including In-N-Out

    Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F. “It’s really exciting to hone in on beef because we know that Americans love burgers. It’s one of the most favorite foods in our country, and taking a closer look at what is and isn’t happening when it comes to responsible antibiotic use […]

  • Yana Lavrenteva is surrounded by her husband and their two children in this undated photo provided by the family.

    Mother of 2 Killed in Encino Hit-and-Run; Family, Friends Plead for Witnesses to Come Forward

    A Woodland Hills mom was enjoying a girls’ night out with friends over the weekend when police say she was fatally struck by a driver who fled the scene, and her loved ones on Tuesday issued a public plea for information in the case. Yana Lavrenteva and her group had just finished dinner at a restaurant in Encino on Saturday when they decided to walk across the street for coffee at about 11:50 p.m., said Yaroslava Markova, one of the […]

  • Powerful Santa Ana Winds Wreak Havoc on Southern California’s Power Grid, Boost Fire Risk

    Power outages affected more than 90,000 Southern California Edison customers Monday as strong Santa Ana winds gusted through the Southland, according to the utility. Nearly 29,000 SCE customers remained without power as of 10:00 p.m., including roughly 8,900 in Los Angeles County, 9,100 in Orange County and 5,100 in Riverside County, according to company spokesperson Susan Cox. The utility’s outage database showed others remained without electricity in San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley along the 210 […]

  • Bob Belanger, 57, has been identified as the crossing guard who was struck outside an elementary school in Simi Valley on Oct. 13, 2018. Witnesses said he pushed a woman out of harm's way just before getting hit. (Credit: City of Simi Valley)

    Crossing Guard Hit by SUV Moments After Pushing Woman Out of Harm’s Way in Simi Valley

    A crossing guard outside Madera Elementary School in Simi Valley was rushed to a hospital Friday morning when he was hit by an SUV just moments after pushing a woman out of harm’s way. He was later identified by officials as 57-year-old Bob Belanger, a city employee for four years who has been working as a crossing guard for the past three. Police were called to the intersection of Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a […]

  • Paramedics arrive to the scene in Hollywood where a man was stabbed on Oct. 11, 2018. (Credit: ANGNews)

    Homeless Man Beloved by His Community Is Stabbed to Death in Hollywood

    A man believed to be homeless and described as well-liked by his community in Hollywood was stabbed to death early Thursday morning as the search for the assailant continues. Hours after 48-year-old Daryl Hanson was found dead in the 7500 block of Sunset Boulevard, candles were seen burning near the scene where he died just after 1 a.m. Hanson was attacked in an alleyway behind Sierra Bonita Avenue and ran to the street to call for help, authorities said. Someone […]

  • Michael Moves Into Georgia as Tropical Storm; At Least Dead 1 After It Slammed Into Florida With 155 MPH Winds

    Hurricane Michael’s battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops. The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least one person dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, still reeling from epic flooding in Hurricane Florence. Authorities said at least one person has died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home. Search and rescue crews were expected to […]

  • High School Quarterback in Hacienda Heights Left Paralyzed by Game Injury Plans to Advocate for Safety in Youth Sports

    A high school quarterback from Hacienda Heights suffered a career-ending injury last month that left him paralyzed, and he says he’ll use the life-changing incident to help other young athletes stay safe. Nick Aguayo took a hit right before half-time on Sept. 28 that knocked him down and he was unable to get up. “I was envisioning myself trying to get up, but it was just all one side. My right side of my body just gave out on me,” […]

  • Protesters occupy the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Oct. 4, 2018. (Credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP / Getty Images)

    More Than 300 Arrested as Thousands Pack Capitol Hill in Protest of SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

    Nearly 300 protesters were arrested at a US Senate building on Thursday afternoon as crowds of activists descended on Capitol Hill while lawmakers reviewed the FBI’s report on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Protesters gathered in the Hart Senate Building atrium after US Capitol Police barricaded the front of the Capitol. In a statement, US Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki said that at about 3:30 p.m., 293 people were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating. Malecki added that […]