John Montgomery has been in television for more than 30 years, and 18 of those years have been spent at CBS4.
As News Operations Manager, Montgomery manages CBS4’s news gathering team at the assignment desk. He also coordinates and plans field coverage of major events.
Montgomery has also worked in El Paso, Texas, Albuquerque, N.M., Harrisburg, Penn., Davenport Iowa, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Montgomery says he hopes Denver will be his last TV market. In his career, Montgomery has been a photographer, special projects producer and has worked the assignment desk.
He has several journalism awards, including the Colorado Black Journalist of the Year Award. Montgomery has been married to his wife Jacque for more than 20 years and has 2 children, Aaron and Morgan. He comes from a large Southern family with 12 other siblings.
“My news philosophy is simple — to cover the news accurately, fairly, thoroughly and to educate, inform and sometimes entertain viewers,” Montgomery said.
Just The Facts
Position: Assignment Manager
What one word best describes CBS4: Class
Why I am journalist: Excitement – no day is routine!
Year hired: 1996
Dream interview: Beyonce
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Star sign: Libra
Number of children: Two
Number of siblings: 12
Hobbies: Golf, coaching kids’ sports
Favorite food: Chicken and pasta
Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite musician: Isley Brothers
Favorite vacation spot: New Mexico
Dream job: Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Job you would never attempt: Military
Alma Mater: Sul Ross State University
Number of pets: One
Favorite authors: Toni Morrison, Margaret Blair Young
Least favorite household chore: Laundry
Favorite word: Triumph
Least favorite word: Quit
Favorite noise: The sound of my car starting on Friday afternoon for the drive home
Least favorite noise: Car backfires
Favorite music: Isley Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Akon, Red Hot Chili Peppers
What keeps you in Colorado? Weather, people, schools
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? I rode the rollercoaster at Elitch’s (once)
Who would play in a movie? Michael Clark Duncan