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.
The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday said a controversial new standardized test is “not going to be pretty” for students and their parents.
Second City has been holding a couple of improv classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Parkinson’s disease patients, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller
The downstate prosecutor under fire from a suburban family for his handling of a death investigation has now asked for a special prosecutor in the case.
Last-minute attempts to pay Cook County property tax bills by Tuesday’s deadline were being thwarted by technology.
Thousands of people took a dip in icy Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Commuters standing in the cold are wondering: What’s the deal? WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller asks the railroads.
A Morton Grove woman whose 19-year-old son died a year ago in Carbondale says the state’s attorney has decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone.
A 58-year-old Lemont woman has been arrested after she was stopped at Midway Airport’s security yesterday – accused of having a gun in her carry-on.
Another court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
In the depth of the winter cold, think of Hawaii, and warmth and the spirit of aloha.
A man from Manhattan, Illinois, is in police custody this morning after an ambulance was stolen from a southwest suburban hospital.
Felony Franks, the hot dog restaurant that hires only ex-offenders is reopening today after closing down almost three years ago, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Hammond Police and the Lake County Coroner are looking for the family of a 58-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash two weekends ago.
A couple hundred thousand people applied for the Netherlands-based Mars One project, and now there are only about 660. By Monday, there will only be about 200 still in the running for the plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.
WBBM’s Steve Miller spoke with adults who underwent surgery as newborns and faced a lifetime of grief.
WBBM’s Steve Miller spoke with adults who underwent surgery as newborns and have faced a lifetime of grief.
Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
A Burr Ridge woman has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison for stealing the life savings of an Oak Park couple to invest in a gold mine.
The joy of birth gives way to uncertainty when the sex of an otherwise healthy baby cannot be determined. WBBM’s Steve Miller spoke with families who are facing the unknown.
Mediha Medy Salkicevic and five other Bosnian immigrants are facing charges that accuse them sending money and equipment to the Islamic State group and other designated terrorist organizations.