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Scott Montgomery

Current Positions
Chief Content Officer, American Institute of Physics  

Scott Montgomery joined the AIP team in August 2021 as chief content officer focusing on the development of AIP’s content strategy. Scott is helping to grow AIP’s capabilities to understand our audiences and to manage our portfolio of connected products, services and experiences that realize the vision of the AIP-2025 Strategic Framework.

Prior to coming to AIP, Scott served as the editor-in-chief and chief content officer for Education Week, where he led all teams responsible for news coverage. During his tenure, he led an audience-centric reinvention of newsroom culture, structure and content in advance of a major technology upgrade and website relaunch.

As managing editor for digital news at NPR, he worked to integrate web and broadcast teams into a cohesive unit. Scott spent his early career at newspapers in Florida as a reporter and editor before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1996.

During a brief time back in Florida at the then-St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times), Scott led the team that invented the fact-checking website, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and helped spark the current wave of fact-check journalism. Scott also spent many years in federal policy journalism as managing editor of CQ Weekly and later as the editor-in-chief of Roll Call. In 2015, Scott was named a Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University.