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
FOLLOW @ssmiller ON TWITTER
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.

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

Indiana Pastor ‘Feels Terrible’ After Arrest For Bringing Gun To Midway

A 35-year-old Northwest Indiana pastor arrested at Midway Airport Monday for trying to carry a gun through security now says he feels terrible about the incident.

03/17/2015

Dr. Joseph Leija. (Credit: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.)

Expert Predicts ‘Heavy Season’ For Allergy Sufferers

Allergy season is officially here and it may be worse than normal.

03/16/2015

Photo Of A Doe. (National Park Service Photo)

Animal Rights Group Wants Will County To End Deer Culling

The head of a suburban-based animal protection group was trying to stop – or at least change – Will County’s deer culling program; and he said he took hidden camera video to back up his claim that it’s cruel and unnecessary.

03/13/2015

Police Generic

Stray Bullet Hits TV Inside Palatine Man’s Condo

Palatine Police say a stray bullet broke the window of a condominium resident – and ended up in his television.

03/11/2015

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Says Chicago Premiere For El Chapo Documentary Cancelled Amid Gang Fears

A documentary about the man who’s been called Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One will not open as scheduled this Friday at a Chicago theatre, and the filmmaker says it’s because of fear of neighborhood gangs.

03/11/2015

Jennifer Ullery. (Credit: Algonquin Police)

Mom Who Shot TV Cooperating With DCFS; Kids Won’t Be Removed From Home

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the Algonquin mother accused of shooting her flat-screen TV will get to keep her three children.

03/11/2015

Jennifer Ullery. (Credit: Algonquin Police)

Police: Algonquin Mother Shot TV With Rifle While Her Kids Watched

An Algonquin mother of three is free on bond – after what police are calling an “unusual” crime.

03/10/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lake County Man Exonerated In Rape, Abduction After 20 Years In Prison

Prosecutors in the north suburbs have formally dismissed criminal charges against a Waukegan man who’s been behind bars for 20 years for a rape he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

03/09/2015

Sarah, Duchess of York, takes a picture with a fan at the Housewares Show at McCormick Place. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Duchess Of York Among Promoters At McCormick Place Housewares Show

More than 20,000 buyers are in Chicago for the 2015 International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place.

03/08/2015

Two people were critically hurt in the fire in the 300 block of South Albany. (Credit: CBS)

Two Critically Injured In East Garfield Park Fire

Two people have been critically hurt in a fire early Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

03/08/2015

Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home. (Credit: CBS)

Remains Of Two Infants Discovered In Gary Funeral Home

The Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office says the bodies of two infants have been found inside a Gary funeral home.

03/04/2015

Chicago Fire Department

Inspector General: Chicago Fire Department Still Not Meeting Response Time Standards

Chicago’s inspector general says the Chicago Fire Department is still not meeting nationwide standards for response time, despite being chided a year-and-a-half ago for not meeting those standards.

03/04/2015

Second City says the improv classes at Northwestern are essentially what they teach on the first day of class at Second City. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Parkinson’s Patients At Northwestern Get Improv Lessons From Second City

Second City has been holding a couple of improv classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Parkinson’s disease patients, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller

03/04/2015

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

State’s Attorney Asks For Special Prosecutor To Review Pravin Varughese Case

The downstate prosecutor under fire from a suburban family for his handling of a death investigation has now asked for a special prosecutor in the case.

03/03/2015

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Delays Hinder Last-Minute Attempts To Pay Property Tax Bills

Last-minute attempts to pay Cook County property tax bills by Tuesday’s deadline were being thwarted by technology.

03/03/2015

Vince Vaughn participates in the Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 at North Avenue Beach on March 1, 2015 . (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga Take Part In Polar Plunge

Thousands of people took a dip in icy Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

03/01/2015

The opening of the new Ravenswood Metra station has been delayed a year, because Union Pacific has not finished putting in new tracks. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

There’s A Nice New Metra Station In Ravenswood — Why Isn’t It Open?

Commuters standing in the cold are wondering: What’s the deal? WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller asks the railroads.

02/27/2015

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Criminal Charges Won’t Be Filed In Death Of SIU Student Pravin Varughese

A Morton Grove woman whose 19-year-old son died a year ago in Carbondale says the state’s attorney has decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone.

02/25/2015

Faith Du Bois was charged with boarding an aircraft with a weapon after security screeners found a loaded handgun in her carry-on baggage at Midway International Airport on Feb. 22. 2015 (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suburban Woman Arrested At Midway After TSA Screeners Find Gun In Bag

A 58-year-old Lemont woman has been arrested after she was stopped at Midway Airport’s security yesterday – accused of having a gun in her carry-on.

02/23/2015

Court Generic

Parents Of NIU Student Who Died At Frat Party Continuing Court Fight

Another court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/23/2015

previous

next