Author Vicki Montet

About Vicki

Red-headed, left-handed, and raised in the south, Vicki Montet is an Emmy award winning journalist with decades of experience as a TV news writer, reporter, producer, and executive. In 2021 she received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for that work. As a debut novelist, she just completed her first book, The French Descendant.

She is a 2023 and 2022 San Francisco Writers’ Conference Named Finalist and most recently her first manuscript was honored by the Atlanta Writers Club at their 2023 spring conference. Having written, reported, produced and managed television news all her life, she writes from experience. She currently lives and works for CNN Newsource in her hometown of Atlanta and splits her time between there and the western North Carolina mountains. She has family in Louisiana and Georgia.

She holds a North Carolina Real Estate License and is an avid traveler for both work and play. She’s also an experienced photographer who can often be found in the Western North Carolina Mountains or in the Central American jungles chasing exotic birds with a long lens camera.

Represented by
Kimberley Cameron


Journalism Awards

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Certificate of Excellence, Investigative Reporting “Hate Crimes” (News Director, Producer)

Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards, Best Newscast-WSOC (News Director)

Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards, News Documentary-WSOC “Carruth Trial” (News Director)

15th Mid-South Emmy Awards – News Excellence (nomination)-WSOC (News Director)

N.C. AP / Associated Press Outstanding News Operation-WSOC (News Director)

12th Mid-South Emmy Awards- News Excellence-WSOC (News Director)

Colorado Broadcasters Association- Award of Excellence-KCNC “Remember Me” Special Report

Fla. AP/Associated Press Regional Outstanding News Operation-WTLV Jacksonville Fla. (Executive Producer)

Georgia Regional Emmy Awards- Live Special Events –WSB” The Lighting of Rich’s Great Tree” (Producer)

AP/ Associated Press Weather Coverage- Storm Watch 88- WSB (Producer)

Favorite Authors & Teachers

Cheryl Strayed—Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things
The bravest writer of them all, check out her workshops

Elizabeth Kracht—The Author’s Checklist
Author, Agent, freelance Developmental Editor & Teacher

Jamie Mason—The Hidden Things, Monday’s Lie
Author, Speaker, NC Mountain enthusiast

Wanda M. MorrisAnywhere You Run, All Her Little Secrets
Author, Speaker, Georgia Writer

Bob Woodward—Rage, The Trump Tapes, All The President’s Men
Journalist, Author, Speaker

John Pruitt—Tell It True
Author, Speaker, TV Anchor, Journalist

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