Patricia Montemurri


Patricia Montemurri is a freelance journalist and editor. Her long career at the Detroit Free Press was characterized by imaginative ideas and groundbreaking stories. She has written about the Catholic Church, local and national politics, women’s issues and breaking news. Her stories range from complex government investigations to human-interest pieces. She was the first reporter to uncover shady fundraising by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, which sparked a federal probe that ultimately led to the politician’s current 28-year prison sentence. She helped launch a Free Press women’s magazine. In 2015, she was named a finalist for Metropolitan Newspapers Religion Writer of the Year by the Religion Newswriters Association for her stories on Catholic church issues. She recently covered Pope Francis’ trip to Philadelphia via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Periscope. She's a recreational thespian and a retired Girl Scout cookie mom. Twitter: @pmontemurri