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Rodd LyDell Monts, American writer, journalist. Recipient award of merit for feature writing ACCE 1998, 99, award of excellence for feature writing, 1999, bronze medalion for newswriting International Automotive Media Awards, 1999, Oracle Application Express award 2000, IABC Renaissance award 2000.


Monts, Rodd LyDell was born on June 15, 1965 in Little Rock.


Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations, Grand Valley State University, 1987. Postgraduate, Wayne State University, 1995.


Public relations assistant Michigan Coalition for Safety Belt Use, Waterford, Michigan, 1991-1992. Intern/freelance writer Publications Company, Blues Review, Detroit, 1992-1993. Intern Automative News, 1994-1995.

Reporter Monday Morning Newspapers, Warren, 1996-1999, associate editor, senior writer, 1999-2000. Staff writer Detroiter Magazine, since 1996. Online news editor Internet Broadcast Systems, 2000—2002.

President RLM Communications, since 2002. Freelance writer Detroit Free Press, Health Care Weekly Review, Network Journal, African Americans on Wheels, Detroit, since 1991. Author: Metro Report, 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Newspapers in Education, 1986. Editor Bridge magazine, since 2001.


Board directors, project coordinator Volunteer Impact, Southfield, Michigan, 1999. Mentor Focus: Hope Journalism Program, Detroit, 1997, 98, 99. Member Society Professional Journalists (delegate national conference 1998), National Association Black Journalists, Omega Psi Phi (Southfield Alumni chapter officer, charter member).