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.
A couple on their way to work Friday stopped to help a man sitting in the middle of busy Cicero Avenue, but little did they know, they had already him.
What’s a Yugo, you ask? WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller takes us back to a simpler time.
What goes around comes around in Round Lake Beach. Repo men grabbed the vehicle of a Zion resident who allegedly was inside a Walmart trying to steal electronics.
The Facebook page of 60-year-old Guy Gorney shows him straddling one of the two lions he killed in Zimbabwe.
A few dozen students and parents demonstrated at Daley Plaza – upset with the Chicago Public Schools plan to change the start time this fall at more than 80 schools.
A 41-year-old man from Johnsburg, Illinois, is dead after being hit by two trucks in McHenry County Tuesday morning.
It was August 3, 2000, when 17-year-old Nicole Bowers disappeared from her mother’s home near Morris.
A woman was slightly hurt this morning in a motel parking lot, as three robbers got away with bags of jewelry.
These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The owner of a bar and restaurant in River North is going ahead with a lawsuit against his upstairs neighbors, even though scaffolding the neighbors put up several months ago is now down.
Martin, 20, was arrested in northern Wisconsin and extradited to Cook County.
About 125 anti-abortion demonstrators rallied on Michigan Avenue at noon in front of the offices of Planned Parenthood.
The alumni from Palatine’s Fremd High School, Class of ’75, have started a scholarship fund to honor a classmate who was bullied 40 years ago.
Bob Russell has been under fire for his office’s spending.
It was Monday when 24-year-old Heriberto Godinez died in police custody and this afternoon the lawyer for Godinez’s family says he thinks Chicago Police killed him.
Sheriff’s deputies are accustomed to finding homes in all sorts of shape after people are evicted, but they say one Batavia home topped them all.
It may be the last of its kind in DeKalb County: a turtle that’s classified as threatened in Illinois is missing from a DeKalb forest preserve.
Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith says he understands why Sandra Bland’s family wants answers, but added he thinks an investigation will bolster the initial determination the woman committed suicide.
The Chicago Fire Department is showing off its new “Jaws of Life” – which officials say are lighter, more versatile and more powerful than what they’ve been using, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Twenty years ago today, Chicago was in the middle of a heat wave that killed more than 730 people over five days.