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Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Senior Reporter and 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

COVID-19

COVID-19 in Confinement

Self-isolation may protect us from COVID-19, but what if you’re forced to live with strangers? This week, we look at nursing homes and prisons.

Sep 19, 2020
Criminal Justice

The uprising

As Americans take to the streets, we hear from the person prosecuting the police officers and remember the history of policing in black communities.

Jun 6, 2020
COVID-19

(Un)protected

At a time when America is relying on health care workers more than ever, we look at why there’s not enough protective gear to keep them safe.

May 9, 2020
COVID-19

COVID-19 in the ER

An ER doctor in Seattle gives a firsthand account of treating COVID-19 patients. Plus, an Iraqi man seeks justice for atrocities at Abu Ghraib prison.

Mar 21, 2020
COVID-19

Containing the coronavirus

How the coronavirus came to California and whether the response could have been better. Plus, a forgotten lynching in Atlanta raises new questions.

Mar 14, 2020
Sustainability

The tell-tale hearts

Trump’s deregulatory fervor bolsters the chemical industry and Defense Department’s effort to debunk the science linking TCE to fetal heart defects.

Feb 29, 2020
Criminal Justice

When Tasers fail

In police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

Dec 7, 2019
Hate

Hate is all around you

In the second part of Reveal’s series about hate, we look at how racism and white supremacy are institutionalized in America.

Jun 15, 2019