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David Montero

As seen in: Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, SFGate, PBS, Sydney Morning Herald, Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The Mercury News and 93 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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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 — 2,305 followers, 10,581 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

RT @StevePadilla2: How achieve depth? Ask what a story is really about. Hurricane cleanup tale by @DaveMontero is really about memory.  http://lat.ms/2xsuJOB 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @katelinthicum: I'm w/ a group of parents, husbands and wives of folks trapped in a collapsed building. Their faces as rescuers dig through rubble ...

Sep 19, 2017

RT @latimes: Update: At least 105 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico  http://lat.ms/2wtRS49 

Sep 19, 2017

RT @katelinthicum: The earthquake nearly toppled this building across from me in Mexico City. People fled screaming as buildings crumb…

Sep 19, 2017

RT @jcchavarria: Espero estén bien en Morelos... En la carretera se ve el nivel de los daños... #sismo https://t.co/Zm1EwzZSk3

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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?


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.