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.
These veterans who have homes are showing their support for their comrades who do not.
Human remains have been found near the Southern Illinois community where Beth Bentley, 41, disappeared in 2010. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Doctors, med students, health professionals all spoke about the importance of funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program – or CHIP.
Retired Senior Fire Alarm Operator Kenneth Little helped produce four volumes of the history of Chicago firehouses. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The daughter of a west suburban woman has posted a message on Facebook excoriating the hit-and-run driver who injured her mother Thursday night in the parking lot of an Aurora hospital.
Firefighters found a passerby inside the burning barn – trying to get the horses out. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Two adult men who are wards of the state could have better futures if their real names can be determined. WBBM’s Steve Miller has this final segment in a four-part series.
Twenty years ago, Douglas Mappin and his son planted a tree in their yard in South Bend, Indiana.
They moved into a first-floor apartment in Lakeview and dutifully tried to change the address on their driver’s licenses. That was on Nov. 2.
Robert Rockefeller is one of two unusual wards of Illinois: men who don’t know who they are, even after years of searching. WBBM’s Steve Miller continues his series of reports.
Shannon Night does not recognize the photos of himself taken almost 20 years ago. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
WBBM’s Steve Miller has the first in a series of reports on these unidentified wards — or John Doe’s — of Illinois.
The FBI’s Chicago office are warning consumers as Black Friday and Cyber Monday draw near.
Annita Roberts and her three children — ages 4, 3 and almost 2 — have been missing since Sept. 25.
Police say 21-year-old Alexandra Hoyle slammed the boy’s head into the hardwood floor of a home in DeKalb.
Cook County jail guards were supposed to put Michael Borys in a lower bunk because he has a history of seizures.
Heritage Auctions is holding a preview in Chicago of the “Heroes of Sport” collection ahead of Sunday’s online auction.
After 47 years, a Crown Point woman has finally found her sister. And the joy of their recent reunion played out against a somber background.
The shoplifters filled two laundry baskets with over-the-counter medicine, and pushed them out of the store in a shopping cart.
“We had seven employees when we closed the doors, and what’s going to happen to them is what keeps me up at night,” owner Deno Andrews said.