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David Montero

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As seen in: Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, PBS, Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The Mercury News, The Morning Call, News & Observer and 67 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 — 2,216 followers, 10,246 tweets

May 27, 2017

RT @OtayMark: A wet winter gives way to a sensational spring for viewing Idaho’s Shoshone Falls  http://fw.to/qdEqzJY  by…

May 24, 2017

RT @latimesnational: Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested  http://lat.ms/2rB85kM 

May 24, 2017

This was a full page ad in today's Las Vegas Review-Journal ahead of Memorial Day weekend. https://t.co/zicu0aLke6

May 23, 2017

RT @latimesnational: Thieves steal 700-pound statue of Mormon prophets in Salt Lake  http://lat.ms/2qedKcm 

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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.