Danny Monteverde is a reporter for WWL-TV and WWLTV.com in New Orleans, specializing in crime, court, government and feature reporting.
Monteverde joined the Eyewitness News team in December 2014 in a behind-the-scenes role, serving as the assignment manager. He transitioned back to reporting after two long, restless years of sending others on stories he wished he could cover.
Before the move to Channel 4, Monteverde spent nearly a decade in newspapers, reporting for The Times-Picayune, The Dallas Morning News and The New Orleans Advocate.
Some of his favorite stories are not those that made major headlines but ones that gave voice to the voiceless and brought about positive change.
A series of stories that Monteverde is especially proud of led to criminal charges and a conviction against a woman who killed another woman with illegal silicone injections. The case almost crumbled after a botched autopsy led to an incorrect death classification. The death was ruled a homicide after Monteverde’s reports shed light on the error.
A four-time recipient of the Press Club of New Orleans’ award for best breaking-news reporter, he regularly serves as the lead writer for WWLTV.com when major stories happen. And when Carnival season rolls around, Monteverde can be heard calling many parades for live coverage on WWL’s digital platforms.
A sixth-generation New Orleanian, Monteverde grew up in Gentilly and Lakeview and attended Loyola University, where he earned a degree in print journalism and sociology.
Like most locals, Monteverde grew up in a home where Eyewitness News was on the TV every night. He is proud to keep his family and friends informed about what is happening in their hometown on the station he and they grew up watching.