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
  • Authorities are seeking the men pictured in these surveillance photos in connection with a burglary at the spcaLA in Los Angeles' West Adams neighborhood on Oct. 9, 2019. (Credit: spcaLA)

    Video: 2 Men Sought in Burglary at spcaLA Pet Adoption Center in West Adams

    Police and animal care officials are asking the public’s help in tracking down two burglars who scaled walls and tunneled through the roof to break into an spcaLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles’ West Adams neighborhood last week, making off with a safe. The break-in took place overnight on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the facility, 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd., spcaLA representatives said in a written statement. Madline Bernstein, who serves as president of the spcaLA, said all […]

  • O.C. Woman With Rare Disease at Risk After Drug Recall

    An Irvine woman diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that leaves her blood without enough calcium, is struggling to find a way to cope after she says the only drug that treated her was taken off the market without notice. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 15, 2019.

  • Phil Barton and fifth graders practice onstage during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Brings Words and Music Program at Elysian Heights Elementary School on Sept. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

    California Law Pushes Back School Start Times in Line With Guidance From Top Research

    Students in California, rejoice. You’ll soon be able to sleep in a little more. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Sunday that pushes school start times later. Under the new law, middle schools will start classes at 8 a.m. or after, while high schools will start classes at 8:30 a.m. or after. Optional early classes will still be allowed. The law applies to public and charter schools, though rural school districts are exempt. The new start times go into effect by July […]

  • Police are seeking the gunman pictured in this photo in connection with a yogurt shop robbery in Garden Grove on Sept. 27, 2019. (Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

    Apologetic Gunman Sought in Garden Grove Robbery

    A man posed as a customer before pulling a gun, apologizing to the clerk and robbing a Garden Grove frozen yogurt shop last month, police said. The gunman remained at large Wednesday, but authorities released footage from a surveillance camera that caught a clear view of the robber in the crime, which took place  on Sept. 27 at Berry’s on Top Yogurt, 12901 Harbor Boulevard, near Garden Grove Boulevard. As the video shows, the robber posed as a customer. But […]

  • A young patient receives equine therapy at Ahead with Horses in Shadow Hills on Oct. 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shadow Hills Equine Therapy Center in Danger of Closing

    A Shadow Hills nonprofit group dedicated to helping young patients through horse therapy is in danger of closing due to economic troubles. AHEAD with Horses has been working with children with disabilities, disadvantages and special needs for 50 years. But a December loan deadline is fast approaching, and the organization says it’s running out of options to come up with the more than $100,000 needed to keep the doors open. More information, including how to donate, is available online. Kacey […]

  • Phil Tarley climbs the stairs at the West Hollywood apartment complex where he lives on Oct. 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elevator at 5-Story West Hollywood Apartment Complex Broken for 8 Months

    Residents of a rent-controlled apartment building in West Hollywood say they are running out of patience after waiting eight months for the elevator to be repaired. They told KTLA climbing the stairs is taking a toll on them, and elderly residents are finding it especially troublesome. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News on Oct. 2, 2019.

  • A 9-month-old pug puppy is seen in this undated photo provided by his owners.

    Rover Investigating After Los Feliz Couple’s Puppy Dies While Left With Dog Sitter

    A Los Feliz couple’s beloved pug puppy, Shrimp, is dead after being left in the care of a Rover dog sitter. Victor Reznik and Constance Melkonian said the sitter left the puppy’s body in a plastic tub on their porch for over 48 hours, and gave them no explanation how he died. They said the Rover company also did little to help them. “Rover gave us a hundred-dollar credit to get a new dog walker,” Reznik said. “‘To vet new […]

  • A surrendered assault rifle magazine with bullets sits on a table during a gun buyback event in San Francisco on Dec. 17, 2016. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

    California’s Ammo Background Check Law Blocked Over 100 Sales in First Month

    California’s new ammunition background check law in its first month stopped more than 100 people from buying bullets illegally, officials said late Monday as they struggled to deter more of the mass shootings that have roiled California and other states over the last week. “Countless other prohibited persons were likely deterred from even trying to purchase ammunition that they cannot lawfully possess,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a court filing. He disclosed the early results in response to a […]

  • Richard Tyrrell, right, and his girlfriend Marcy Sattelmaier are seen in an undated photo posted to Facebook on July 9, 2019.

    Temecula Real Estate Agent Missing After Visiting Casino: Girlfriend

    A Temecula woman is asking for help finding her boyfriend and business partner, who she says vanished after visiting a local casino Monday. Marcy Sattelmaier’s widely circulated Facebook post asks community members to share Richard Tyrrell’s photo after he went missing following a trip to the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, according to his girlfriend of nine years. “I’m so worried and scared about him,” Sattelmaier told KTLA, fighting back tears. “It’s been way too long. Something’s really wrong.” The […]

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