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 house on Giddings Street is well known to people in the neighborhood and notorious for its Halloween yard decorations from years past.
The offender left significant damage behind at Cathy’s Sweet Creations, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Des Plaines Police are warning dog owners to watch out now that cut-up hot dogs have been found on the lawn of a condo building: hot dogs apparently filled with rat poison.
Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was seriously injured this afternoon in unincorporated Joliet – when her great grandmother backed over her in a riding lawnmower.
The Chicago Recovery Alliance, which helps people addicted to heroin, says its most recent figures suggest a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses on the West Side and in Cicero over the past week.
Nine years after Metra Police Officer Thomas Cook was gunned down at a train station in Harvey, his accused killer was set to go on trial this week.
Shepard High School, at 130th and Ridgeland in Palos Heights, was locked down Monday afternoon while the school and Cook County Sheriff’s officers investigate reports of a weapon on the campus, or on a school bus.
Since last week, the sheriff’s office’s communication director, Ben Breit, says there have been developments.
PAWS Chicago is trying to get people to foster cats from the city pound to get them away from any potential exposure. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Jordan Madrid-Andrews, who was a student at Umpqua Community College last year, talks with WBBM’s Steve Miller.
An off-duty Chicago firefighter moonlighting on the set of the TV show “Chicago Med” noticed there was a real emergency just three doors down this morning.
Betty Loren-Maltese, the colorful former Cicero town president who spent more than six years in federal prison, is having an estate sale.
Kyrian Knox, 2, was reported missing Sept. 17, but police have said they believe he was last seen around Aug. 20. On Labor Day weekend, police found the severed hands, feet, and head of an unidentified toddler in the Garfield Park lagoon, but Kyrian’s family does not believe those remains are Kyrian’s.
Proponents of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art dominated the public comment part of the park district’s board meeting this afternoon.
A Chicago artist says eight of her paintings were stolen in the overnight hours this weekend at the Edgewater Fall Art Fair.
The investigation into the unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has led to a break in a cold case in San Francisco, after DNA evidence confirmed a 1979 murder victim there was a teenage runaway from Chicago.
Now that the city has a ban on lightweight plastic bags, what are dog owners supposed to do?
The Center on Halsted, which serves the LGBT community, has called for volunteers to help lead a Scout troop.
Three men are accused of misdemeanor reckless conduct because Chicago Police say they slapped a police horse outside Wrigley Field two and a half weeks ago.
The McHenry County Coroner says a sheriff’s deputy shot almost a year ago died yesterday of a blood clot to the lungs.