E.J. Montini is a columnist for The Arizona Republic. He began working for The Arizona Republic in December 1979 as a news metro columnist. He has worked for The Arizona Republic for over 25 years covering illegal immigrants, the increase in daily temperatures, and the decrease in rainfall. Montini is also an avid baseball fan, often found walking around the office with a wooden baseball bat.
Montini obtained his B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University in 1976.