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David Montero

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As seen in: Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, SFGate, PBS, Seattle Times, Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, Miami Herald and 130 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...

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.