Steve Miller

miller250 Steve MillerSteve 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.

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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.

Camera Catches Flower Thief In The Act

CBS 2’s Steve Miller talks with the woman whose flowers were stolen.

05/23/2017

Made In Chicago: Katherine Anne Confections

It takes 5 minutes and 10 seconds to mix the marshmallows made with wildflower honey and a touch of sea salt at Katherine Anne Confections.

05/22/2017

Cyclist Injured By Falling Tree Limb On Lakefront Path In Lincoln Park

The limb fell around 4:45 p.m. in Lincoln Park, and hit a cyclist on the Lakefront Trail near Belmont Avenue.

05/18/2017

Amtrak Passenger Shoots Train Conductor In Naperville

Officers found the shooting suspect being held down by fellow passengers.

05/16/2017

Hundreds March To Springfield In Demand For A State Budget

A couple hundred people began marching Friday afternoon to Springfield to demand that the legislature pass a budget – one that has more money for social services.

05/15/2017

Medical Examiner: Lab Delays Lead To More Unidentified Bodies

There are 22 John Does and Jane Does at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

05/12/2017

Cook ME’s Office Starts ‘Missing Persons Day’

Family members with missing loved ones are encouraged to give DNA samples and bring any records that might help. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

05/11/2017

10 Years Later, Blair Holt’s Father Still Wonders Why Teen Was Killed

“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about Blair, and – had he lived – what he would be doing. I really hang my hat on that,” Ron Holt said

05/09/2017

8 Elementary School Students Suffer Asthma Attacks During Fitness Test

Boys and girls from Lindop Elementary School were taken to hospitals after having asthma-like symptoms.

05/03/2017

Three Arrested After Missing NW Indiana Girl Found In Ohio

A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing Friday from northwest Indiana has been found in Ohio.

05/01/2017

Martha Lavey, Major Steppenwolf Theatre Figure, Passes Away At 60

Martha Lavey, who was Steppenwolf Theatre’s artistic director for almost 20 years, has died.

04/25/2017

Volunteers On The Lookout For Purple Martins

The beautiful birds prefer small apartment houses like the ones that have been set up around Montrose Harbor. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

04/24/2017

Two Students Plotted School Shooting: Skokie Police

Detectives say there is no longer a viable threat.

04/19/2017

Personal PAC Makes Announcement On Gov. Rauner’s Position On Abortion Rights

An Illinois abortion rights political action committee has accused Governor Rauner of lying about his position on abortion – calling him “Donald Trump on steroids.”

04/19/2017

Former Doctor For Cook County Misspent Public Funds On Piano, Travel: Inspector General

The unnamed physician is accused of submitting expenses that were approved for reimbursement. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

04/14/2017

Cubs World Series Ring For Fans: Limited Supply, Major-League Price

The Cubs winning the World Series only happens every 108 years, right? WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2017

Federal Inmate Attacks Drew Peterson With Food Tray: Source

The motivation for the attack was to get some of the convicted murderer’s belongings and sell them on eBay, a source tells WBBM.

04/11/2017

Toddler With ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s’ Begins Treatment At Chicago Hospital

A California family visited Rush University Medical Center this week in hopes of slowing the disease.

04/10/2017

Chicago Protesters Blast Trump’s Missile Strike On Syria

They chanted: “Hey, Hey, Donald J: How many kids have you killed today?” WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

04/07/2017

South Suburb Elects Convicted Felon As Mayor; Prosecutor Vows To Remove Him

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says Roger Agpawa cannot serve under Illinois law. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

04/05/2017

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