Alicia Montgomery is currently a Senior Supervising Editor and Producer on Morning Edition, the top-rated radio news program in the country. Most recently, she was the Editorial Director of WAMU, her hometown public radio station. Previously, she was the Supervising Senior Producer of Code Switch, and served as lead editor of the Michel Martin: Going There live event series. She was also part of the leadership team of NPR’s Sourcing Diversity effort. At Code Switch, Montgomery helped launch the team’s successful podcast. She was recognized with awards from the National Association of Black Journalists for radio editing, and edited a digital story that earned the Native American Journalist Association award for Best Editorial.
Montgomery was one of the editorial and production leaders throughout the seven-year run of Tell Me More with Michel Martin. In that capacity, she edited Michel Martin’s Murrow Award-winning essay series, Can I Just Tell You, and curated many of the conversations that led to Martin’s 2012 NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBT Coverage. She spent two years reporting for Salon.com, covering the 2000 presidential race and its aftermath. There, Montgomery created Trail Mix, one of the first daily political blogs. She has been published in The New York Times Magazine, and the NAACP periodical The Crisis.