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David Montero

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As seen in: Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, SFGate, PBS, Sydney Morning Herald, Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The Mercury News and 74 more
Covers:  immigration, crime, general assignment, politics, disasters, profiles, legislature, guns
Doesn't Cover: electronics, water policy

Los Angeles Times reporter, based in Las Vegas & covering the West. Baseball fanatic. Movie junkie. Beer snob. Not necessarily in that order.

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Biography

I've been a reporter since 1994 and have worked in Orange County, Los Angeles, Ontario, Ventura, Denver, El Paso and Salt Lake City over the past 18 years.
Some of the biggest stories I've covered include the O.J. Simpson car chase, the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, the refugee crisis in K...

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@DaveMontero — 2,240 followers, 10,336 tweets

Jun 26, 2017

RT @fox13: Missing BYU student might have been taken by North Korea, Utah officials warns Trump  http://via.fox13now.com/nPjcl  https://t.co/rF1WSCvb7a

Jun 26, 2017

RT @PokerNews: We’re halfway through the 2017 @WSOP. Here’s a look at some of the best photos from the series so far.…

Jun 26, 2017

@HeatherNews3LV @BallysVegas @News3LV Were you a TV reporter in Denver? I spent about 6 yrs there. Did my fair share of weather stories - but never for Vegas-level heat!

Jun 26, 2017

@HeatherNews3LV @BallysVegas @News3LV So, you'll be standing there until Wednesday? Don't forget the sunscreen.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing movie reviews for the college paper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

It's broadening the coverage of topics and it's allowing more direct interaction with sources previously more difficult to cultivate.