Christine Montgomery joins Center as Chief Digital Officer

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Christine Montgomery has been named chief digital officer at the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit investigative news organizations.

Montgomery comes from PBS.org, where she is currently the managing editor in charge of developing niche sites to reach and engage new audiences.

“I’m delighted that Christine is joining the Center,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We have launched an ambitious new digital offering with iWatch News and I look forward to making good use of her skills and leadership.”

While at PBS, Montgomery launched PBSArts.org and revamped PBSParents.org, and worked on a new multiplatform news and public affairs initiative. As well, she brokered strategic partnerships for content development, distribution, and training.

Earlier in her career, Montgomery was director of Web publishing for the St. Petersburg Times; a deputy managing editor for USATODAY.com and a feature writer for the Washington Times.

"I'm honored to be working alongside such an accomplished team of journalists, and excited about the opportunity to lead the Center's digital strategy," Montgomery said.  She is currently President of the Online News Association and will begin her work at the Center in early October.

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