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.

Crash Survivor Trying To Track Down Nurses Who Helped Her

Emily Chase says she had a green light at a Streeterville intersection, and a bus plowed into her. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/22/2017

Suburban Man Honored For Finding Missing Veteran

Brian, from Richmond, Illinois, had the day off almost three weeks ago. He decided to spend it driving and looking for a man who was reported missing in the northern suburbs.

02/16/2017

Ind. Police Release Picture Of Man On Trail Where 2 Girls Were Found Dead

The man was at the hiking trail about the same time the two girls were there on Monday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says.

02/16/2017

Few Takers For Winter Goods This Snowless Winter

If you need snow shovels or protective pet booties, you’re in luck. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/15/2017

St. Charles Teen Gets New Legs — And Inspiration — From Boston Marathon Survivor

Vidal Lopez lost both legs because of a car accident in Mexico this past summer. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/13/2017

Veterans Cemetery Vandalized In Alton

Caretakers found trash, a broken sign, a missing section marker and more around the site. The vandals have not been caught.

02/10/2017

Restaurant Workers Organize Fundraiser For Stricken Colleague

Like many restaurant servers, 41-year-old Brian Vincent did not get health insurance. Now, his co-workers at the Grillroom in the Loop are trying to help. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/09/2017

Claypool Hurls More Insults At Gov. Rauner Over School Budget Mess

Earlier this week, the CPS boss sent a letter to parents blaming the Republican for the Chicago schools spending freeze.

02/08/2017

Sheriff’s Police Investigate Cemetery Shooting During Burial

Authorities want help in finding the person who shot and wounded a man Saturday as he attended the burial of another man who’d been shot.

02/07/2017

Security Concerns At Naperville School After Professor’s Murder

School Principal Barbara Panczyk says police will be at the school when parents meet tonight at 8 at Scullen Middle School.

02/03/2017

Mag Mile Display: Man Holding Sign, Welcoming Muslims

Ralph Braseth, blond-haired and blue-eyed, dressed in a suit and tie, holds his pro-Muslim sign at Michigan and Pearson. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/01/2017

Ohio Pastor Clarifies: He Meant ‘Former’ Chicago Gang Leaders Want Trump Meeting

WBBM spoke with church pastor Dr. Darrell Scott after his meeting with the president.

02/01/2017

Mother In Police-Misconduct Settlement Questions Why Officer May Get Promoted

It was only a few days ago when Gloria Pinex found out the officer who shot and killed her son Darius was in line to be a field training officer.

01/30/2017

Man Gets 10 Days In Jail For Drunken Crash That Killed Cyclist

Cook County Judge William J. Hooks also sentenced Ryne San Hamel to four years probation.

01/27/2017

Fight Erupts At Funeral Home, Spills Into Parking Lot: Police

The brawl involved family and friends of the deceased – about 15 to 20 people in all, males and females, Country Club Hills police said.

01/26/2017

Weather

How To Feel Sunny On A Gray Chicago Day

Gray Chicago days can make gray Chicagoans, but a psychiatrist has a way to get people out of their winter funk.

01/26/2017

Latest Trump ‘Wall’ Rhetoric Scares Immigrants In Chicago

This is a day that 33-year-old Tania Unzueta was afraid would come, ever since President Trump first started talking about a wall when he was a presidential candidate.

01/25/2017

Dean At South Side School Charged With Sexual Assault

Prosecutors say Stanley Carothers assaulted a 14-year-old student on campus and in his apartment for several months.

01/24/2017

Park Ridge Board Member Resigns After Tweets About Women’s March

One tweet said: “Alas, the 300 million pound Women March provides a strong argument for doing away with women’s suffrage.”

01/23/2017

Naperville Humane Society Cancels “A Dog’s Purpose” Event

A behind-the-scenes TMZ video raised questions about the treatment of animals in the movie for some.

01/19/2017

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