You don’t’ want to be on the business end of Carl Monday’s microphone. As the television sweeps period arrives this month, we talk to the city’s veteran investigative reporter about the finer points of chasing down a story.
He doesn’t look like a seasoned investigative reporter as he sits in his office at Channel 19. The soft-spoken 56-year-old could easily be mistaken for a mild-mannered bookkeeper in his shirt, tie, pullover vest and dress slacks. The trademark trench coat and dog-with-a-bone tenacity is nowhere in sight. But for the last three decades, Carl Monday has proved a constant threat to errant city workers and shady business owners. As he prepares to hit the air with some of his most controversial reports of the season, we got Monday on the record about the perils of his job, his encounter with Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and what to do if you ever find him at your front door.