Montgomery, a graduate of Carleton University's School of
Journalism and Communication, has been a journalist for 20
She has worked at the Toronto Star,
Canadian Press, Gemini News Service in London and is currently
a reporter/columnist for the Montreal Gazette.
Her work has also appeared in Saturday Night,
New Internationalist, the Bangkok Post and
on CBC radio.
Montgomery has travelled widely with her job,
covering the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia,
the independence of Namibia, the release of Nelson Mandela
in South Africa and the violent departure of Haiti's former
president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
She has also covered trade talks in Argentina
and Pan American Games in Cuba.
In 1995/96, she and her husband were CUSO volunteers
In 2003, she was given Amnesty International's
media award for her coverage of Algerian refugees in Canada.
Montgomery is an avid cook and swimmer. She
has two children, aged 7 and 9.