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Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Senior Reporter/Producer

Biography

Michael Montgomery is a reporter and broadcast producer for Reveal. He reports on the criminal justice system, vulnerable populations, and the underground economy. Montgomery has led collaborations with the Associated Press, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Frontline, KQED and others. After completing a Fulbright fellowship in Eastern Europe, Montgomery covered the fall of communism and wars in former Yugoslavia for The Daily Telegraph and Los Angeles Times. He also worked as an associate producer for "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley and was a senior reporter for American RadioWorks. His investigations into human rights abuses in the Balkans led to the arrest and conviction of Serbian and Albanian paramilitaries and the creation of a new war crimes court in The Hague. As a reporter and producer, Montgomery has garnered national and international prizes, including an Overseas Press Club Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate, Edward R. Murrow Award, Peabody Award and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University gold and silver batons. Montgomery is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Cybersecurity

Who gets to vote?

The 2018 Georgia governor’s race has become a battleground for many of America’s most pressing concerns about democracy.

Oct 20, 2018
Accountability

Fire and justice

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Mo., killing six firefighters. Five people were convicted of arson – but were they innocent?

Dec 23, 2017
Criminal Justice

The kids aren’t all right

In elementary, middle and high schools, the Associated Press found a shocking level of sexual violence among students throughout the U.S. On this episode of Reveal, we delve into the results of AP’s yearlong investigation.

May 27, 2017

Richard Spencer’s cotton farms

In this episode of Reveal, we go deeper into three shocking stories, including the Louisiana cotton farm business of white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Mar 18, 2017
Criminal Justice

Trial by fire

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent

Feb 4, 2017