- About CIR
Michael Montgomery is a reporter and broadcast producer for The Center for Investigative Reporting. He also is a special correspondent for KQED Public Radio and contributing producer at American RadioWorks. A veteran of radio, television and newspapers, Michael reports extensively on criminal justice and prisons, vulnerable and exploited populations, and the underground economy.
After completing a Fulbright Fellowship in Eastern Europe, Michael began his career as a newspaper reporter covering the fall of communism and wars in former Yugoslavia. He was a foreign correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times. Michael also served as a staff producer at CBS News and senior reporter at American Public Media. His work has garnered national and international prizes including an Overseas Press Club Award, IRE Certificate, Edward R. Murrow Award, and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold and Silver batons.