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Melissa Montoya

Fort Myers, Fla.
Reporter — Fort Myers News-Press

Reporter for @TheNewsPress. Obnoxious writer-type. Literary aficionado. Saucy witch. Proud Colombiana. Native Spanish speaker. Tweets are my own (duh).

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I'm a journalist born and bred in Miami, Fla. to Colombian parents.
I fell in love with the idea of reporting by watching the dynamic cultures meshed together in South Florida. I began reporting for the campus paper at Miami-Dade College and continued my journalism career at Emerson College in B...

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@MelissaMontoyaO — 1,186 followers, 19,589 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

All of these This is Us characters wearing Obama Biden buttons. Nostalgia is hard.

Nov 17, 2017

Trump says administration will back off a decision on big-game hunting for now after outcry - The Washington Post 

Nov 17, 2017

RT @TooMuchMe: For real, from a Cuban friend spending his first Thanksgiving in the US: "Me enteré ahora que San Guiving no es un santo 😱"

Nov 17, 2017

So is Sen. Al Franken still closing out the Miami Book Fair? 🤔

Nov 17, 2017

The last Warped Tour ever is in South Florida. My heart. I have to be there.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the school paper in college. The paper was called the Metropolis--it has not turned into The Reporter for Miami Dade College.

How is social media changing news?

It's immediacy is a game-changer. You need to be first, but most important you still have to get things right.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Fff the top of my head, I love William Miller in Almost Famous. I also like Mikael Blomkvist from The Millennium Trilogy.