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.

SEND Steve Miller AN E-MAIL
READ Steve Miller’s BLOG

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.

'Please Bring Our Bikes Back' sign child posts after thief stole his bike. (CBS)

Ravenswood Boy Makes Sign After Thief Stole His Bike

A Ravenswood family posts a sign on the fence in front of their home, after being targeted by a bicycle thief a couple of weeks ago.


(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

South Side Pastor’s Home Ransacked; TVs And Computers Stolen

Monsignor Richard Zborowski said it took two days to pick up the pieces after thieves pillaged the rectory at St. Thomas More Church.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Illinois Election Official Downplays Impact Of Records Hack

The state board of elections does not have any voters’ credit card information or financial records, says General Counsel Ken Menzel.


Joseph Slavik, 103, (center) will fly to Washington, courtesy of VNC Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois. | Steve Miller

103-Year-Old Veteran Takes Honor Flight Thursday

Joseph Slavik will fly to Washington, courtesy of VNC Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois.



Nurse Returns To Work At Hospital That Saved Her Life

A woman is reunited with doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center who saved her life 10 years ago. Now, she’s a nurse there.


The Division 9 section of Cook County Jail. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Cook County Jail Dilemma: How To Deal With ‘Savage Life’ Gang

These inmates have little to lose and act out in hazardous ways. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


WBBM Generic

Feathers Ruffled Over Renaming Of Medgar Evers Park In Harvey

A Harvey park commissioner says he has a solution to the controversy over the naming of a park, which now honors him instead of the late civil rights activist Medgar Evers.


Animal Care and Control Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Backs Animal Control Boss Amid Questions In Dog’s Death

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the mayor supports the new head of Animal Care and Control, despite an alderman’s questions about leadership and treatment of animals at the Southwest Side facility.


Palos Community Hospital (CBS)

Another Bat Found, OB Unit Delays Reopening

The obstetrics unit at a south suburban hospital has still not reopened after a rabid bat was found there almost two weeks ago.


A Hanover Park family is searching cfor Daphne, the 14-pound Yorkie Peekapoo that disappeared from the Hanover Park Animal Care Center. | Kristy Blocker

Hanover Park Family’s Yorkie Disappears From Area Pet Boarding Center

It’s been a week since Daphne, the 14-pound Yorkie Peekapoo, disappeared from the Hanover Park Animal Care Center.


Phillip Keefe (Steve Miller/WBBM)

Chicago Property Owner Hit With Fifth Bogus Eviction Notice

A woman who once lived at Phillip Keefe’s Avondale residence has no claim to the property. That hasn’t stopped her from filing court papers.


A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Palos Community Hospital Set To Reopen Monday After Rabid-Bat Scare

Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights found bats Aug. 4 in the obstetrics unit.


Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

High Levels Of West Nile Virus In Illinois

Samples of mosquitos in Cook County are starting to show high levels of West Nile.


Joseph Crawford (left) and Jordan Coley (right) are charged with aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Couple Arrested After Robbing Multiple Suburban Auto Parts Stores

A married couple was arrested Sunday after robbing an auto parts store in Hazel Crest. 23-year-old Joseph Crawford and his wife 26-year-old Jordan Coley are being held on armed robbery charges and suspected in a string of suburban robberies, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


WBBM CBS 2 Generic

Chicago Urban League Sets New Plan Ahead Of 100th Anniversary

The Chicago Urban League set a 10-year plan to “dismantle structural racism” in their path to racial equality. The plan was set as the league enters its second centennial, with Chicago Urban League marking its 100th anniversary this year.


(Credit: Howard Bleier/ Getty Images)

Culver’s Employee Threatening A Lawsuit After Fellow Employee Constructs Racist Image

A 22-year-old African American woman and her lawyer are threatening a lawsuit and boycott against Culver’s after a coworker created and left a discriminatory figure at the establishment.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

First-Responders Search — And Search — For Injured Woman In Railyard

Looking for a short cut through a large rail yard north of the Back of the Yards neighborhood, she made it over a fence and then fell and sprained her ankle and couldn’t walk.


On board City Girl (Credit: Philip Barnard)

Sailor Saves Fellow Crew In Race To Mackinac: ‘They Weren’t Panicky’

A Hyde Park man and the crew of his sailboat rescued the crew of a boat that sank last month in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, and now he’s telling his story.


Chris Tag, founder of DEFY bag company, at his Ravenswood office. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: DEFY Manufacturing Co.

Founder Chris Tag once was an art director in advertising, but it was always his goal to leave his cubicle and create a line of bags for men. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


One person was killed and several others injured after a tent collapsed at the Wood Dale Prairie Festival at Wood Dale Junior High School. (Credit: Captured News).

Rain, Standing Water Prompts Wood Dale To Cancel Prairie Fest Today

It’s been a year since a 35-year-old man died at the fest when a storm brought down a tent.




More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network
Free Weather App!

Listen Live