David Montero is joining the Los Angeles Times as Las Vegas correspondent, covering Sin City and the American West.
Montero comes to The Times from the Los Angeles Daily News and has worked at newspapers throughout the region, including the Salt Lake Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News and the Orange County Register.
Montero has covered important stories locally and nationally, including the devastation of Hurricane Katrina; the Mormon Church’s struggle with Latino immigration in Utah; and a funeral for one of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Montero sat with emotional members of the Alabama delegation, many of whom had been civil-rights marchers at Selma.
Montero grew up in Orange County and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. He’s a lifelong lover of books, movies and baseball.