- 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 as a reporter and producer has garnered national and international prizes including an Overseas Press Club Award, IRE Certificate, Edward R. Murrow Award, Peabody Award and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold and Silver batons.