Until Sept. 2007, Montopoli was editor of Public Eye, the innovative CBS News blog bringing greater transparency to CBS News and the rest of the media. Before coming to CBS News, he covered the media's performance covering the 2004 presidential campaign for Columbia Journalism Review.
Montopoli has contributed to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Salon, Legal Affairs and The Washington Monthly, among other outlets, and has appeared on National Public Radio, "This American Life" and MSNBC.
Montopoli graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1999 with degrees in English and Economics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.