- About CIR
Michael Montgomery is a reporter and broadcast producer for The Center for Investigative Reporting. A veteran of radio, television and newspapers, Michael reports on the criminal justice system, 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. He also served as an associate producer for "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley.
For nearly a decade, Michael was a correspondent for American RadioWorks, where he produced dozens of documentaries and features on topics ranging from the crisis in America’s prisons to the nuclear black market. His stories on human rights abuses in the Balkans, co-reported with Stephen Smith, led to multiple international criminal investigations and the arrest and conviction of Serbian and Albanian paramilitaries for war crimes.
Michael’s work as a reporter and producer 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.