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.
CBS 2’s Steve Miller talks with the woman whose flowers were stolen.
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.
The limb fell around 4:45 p.m. in Lincoln Park, and hit a cyclist on the Lakefront Trail near Belmont Avenue.
Officers found the shooting suspect being held down by fellow passengers.
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.
There are 22 John Does and Jane Does at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Family members with missing loved ones are encouraged to give DNA samples and bring any records that might help. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
“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
Boys and girls from Lindop Elementary School were taken to hospitals after having asthma-like symptoms.
A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing Friday from northwest Indiana has been found in Ohio.
Martha Lavey, who was Steppenwolf Theatre’s artistic director for almost 20 years, has died.
The beautiful birds prefer small apartment houses like the ones that have been set up around Montrose Harbor. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Detectives say there is no longer a viable threat.
An Illinois abortion rights political action committee has accused Governor Rauner of lying about his position on abortion – calling him “Donald Trump on steroids.”
The unnamed physician is accused of submitting expenses that were approved for reimbursement. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The Cubs winning the World Series only happens every 108 years, right? WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The motivation for the attack was to get some of the convicted murderer’s belongings and sell them on eBay, a source tells WBBM.
A California family visited Rush University Medical Center this week in hopes of slowing the disease.
They chanted: “Hey, Hey, Donald J: How many kids have you killed today?” WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says Roger Agpawa cannot serve under Illinois law. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.