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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 — 1,172 followers, 19,372 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

RT @Lin_Manuel: Landed from flight, halfway across the world. Still no word from anyone in 🇵🇷 Si estás en Vega Alta o Maricao y ti…

Sep 20, 2017

Not sure how recent this change is but I see you @Apple adding a Latin America Spanish keyboard instead of just the Mexican one. 👏🏽

Sep 20, 2017

RT @kaitlancollins: A spokesman from the San Juan governor’s office says none of Puerto Rico has power.

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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.