Steve Miller is an investigative reporter and has been with Newsradio for more than two decades. He grew up in South Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, he moved to Washington D.C. to work as a research assistant for former Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX). After two years, Steve changed courses and enrolled in the highly-respected journalism program at the University of Missouri and received a graduate degree before coming to Chicago.
He began investigative reporting by accident after curiosity sparked his first of many pieces. After he found out about a local cemetery that is commonly the burial spot for people with no family or resources, he gained access to public records and shed light on the deceased’s past. He found that veterans were being buried without due honors and then contacted an Illinois congressman, who launched a nationwide investigation which found that thousands of vets were being wrongfully buried in indigent plots around the country. Due to his investigation, protocol was changed and since then, an increasing number of service members have been buried with honors.
Steve likes this type of reporting because it is challenging and makes a difference to Newsradio listeners.
“I enjoy telling people about something they don’t know. It’s really exciting to put something in perspective – to get people to see things in a different way,” he said.
When Steve is not covering a breaking news story or hunting down a lead for an assignment, the Texas native can be found jogging around his Ravenswood neighborhood, swimming, reading, playing Sudoku or spending time with his life partner.
McHenry County’s state’s attorney-elect said prosecutors are investigating a traffic stop by a Woodstock police officer who has now resigned – a traffic stop where the officer said one thing and the dashcam audio showed another.
He also started a Go Fund Me page to help the downstate couple pay for their medicines. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A bur oak tree which stood in DuPage County for 250 years is gone.
It was Sunday evening when Officers John McGlynn and Michael Hughes heard the call about shots fired in Englewood. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The weather outside is delightful, but the city of Chicago is still planning to open its Millennium Park ice rink tomorrow at noon.
Chicago Police sent a slew of officers into three areas on the West and South sides this past weekend, and the superintendent said it paid off with a drop in shootings citywide.
A man from southwest suburban Worth is suing Southwest Airlines because he said he was injured when a flight attendant spilled a hot liquid on his neck and back.
Mexico’s consul general here says his office will be on the lookout for anything that could harm “the integrity of Mexicans.” WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Chicago’s Council on American Islamic Relations have been advised to beef up security in mosques after Trump won the presidential election.
More more than 6,000 people say they are going to a demonstration outside Chicago’s Trump Tower tonight, the day after the real-estate mogul won the U.S. presidency. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The Illinois hometown of the World Series MVP is getting ready for his homecoming.
It was the 10th shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway so far this year, state authorities say.
Caray’s son-in-law saw to it that a radio was playing the World Series, and there were plenty of green apples, too, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Thanks to a microchip, Skokie Animal Control has reunited a lost cat with its owner, who lives 300 miles away.
Businesses near Wrigley Field, and beyond, are wondering how crowds will react after Game 7 of the World Series.
Six people have died in the past week in Lake County from heroin overdoses.
Their wedding was supposed to start about the time firefighters were finishing up–after the ballroom burned down.
A woman who was on board an American Airlines flight that caught fire and had to be evacuated on the runway Friday at O’Hare International Airport credited her service dog for keeping herself and others calm.
It’s called a shearwater, and it’s normally a coastal bird. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Masks of the political candidates are about even, say managers at Fantasy Costumes. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.