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Michael Montgomery: Biography

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery is a special correspondent for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Michael Montgomery's 20-year career in journalism spans five continents and a wide-range of topics.

He has investigated war crimes in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, corruption in Latin America, the nuclear black market in South Africa and violence in America's prisons. He also reported extensively on Serbian crimes in Kosovo.

Michael's reports and investigative documentaries have aired onAmerican RadioWorks, BBC Radio 4, National Public Radio, the CBC and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Michael got his start as a reporter in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. After completing a Fulbright Fellowship in Belgrade, he started reporting on the collapse of communist regimes in Bulgaria, Romania and Albania for newspapers like the Irish Times and Daily Telegraph.

After joining the staff of the Daily Telegraph as a Balkans correspondent, Michael covered Yugoslavia's descent into war. He reported extensively on the siege of Sarajevo, a city he had first visited as a student.

One of Michael's first radio documentaries examined the mysterious death of a Serbian friend in Sarajevo. The report revealed that the friend had become a sniper for the Bosnian Serb army and was under investigation for war crimes at the time of his death.

Michael Montgomery has also worked as a senior correspondent for American RadioWorks and as a producer for the long-running CBS News program 60 Minutes.

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