Michael Montgomery is a reporter and radio producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch. He is also a contributor to KQED Public Radio and American RadioWorks. A veteran of radio, television and newspapers, Michael has reported from Europe, Africa and Latin America on topics such as human rights, war crimes tribunals, corruption and the nuclear black market. In California, he has reported extensively on the state’s criminal justice and prison systems. Michael began his career as a newspaper reporter covering the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and wars in former Yugoslavia. He was a staff correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and contributor to the Los Angeles Times. Michael also worked as a television producer for CBS News and a senior correspondent for American RadioWorks. Michael's work has garnered numerous national and international prizes, including an Overseas Press Club Award, IRE Certificate and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. He is producing radio segments for California Watch to be aired on KQED’s The California Report.
Criminal justice; prisons; underground economy