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.
Miguel Perez came to the U.S. when he was 8. Raised in Chicago, he joined the military and did two tours in Afghanistan.
If the sap from the yellow-flowering weed gets on your skin – and if you don’t wash it off — it can cause a rash and blisters when your skin is exposed to the sun. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
There were some disappointed gamblers this weekend at the Hammond, Ind. casino. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The gender and sex development program at Lurie Children’s Hospital has just received a $500,000 grant from Jennifer Pritzker, a Chicago philanthropist who is a transgender woman.
A California family that had just flown into O’Hare late Wednesday night became victims of a car theft not long after they rented a vehicle and hit the road for Wisconsin.
WBBM’s Steve Miller sat in on a jazz orchestra rehearsal as they were preparing late additions to the Pride Week program — pieces added because of what happened in Orlando.
WBBM’s Steve Miller reports the mayor was asked about rumored demands the group is making to allow the Lucas Museum on the lakefront.
When we last spoke with Phillip Keefe, he’d received three eviction summonses from a woman who doesn’t live in or own his three-flat. Now, he’s gotten a fourth.
A teacher at an elementary school near Washington Park is leading the efforts to raise money tomorrow for a 6th grade girl who has Stage 4 cancer.
Phillip Keefe bought the home in the 3100 block of North Springfield a year ago. Since then, the previous owner has managed to file eviction papers against him — three times.
Muslim leaders in Chicago called a news conference to condemn the mass shooting in Orlando.
“Cookie debt” happens when people decide they don’t want the boxes they order or when a troop orders more boxes than they can sell. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
This is the story of a dog named Jake, but he’s really Chiquito. Follow? WBBM’s Steve Miller has this report.
It has been just over two weeks since the “Walking Man” – Joseph Kromelis – was attacked and ended up in the hospital, and his nephew said he’s “hitting roadblocks everywhere” he goes in his effort to get him money he raised for his medical bills.
It would amount to a sales tax on trading stocks.
It was all over a $25 parking ticket, says Westchester Police Chief Steve Stelter.
Warren Harding Christian III went to a store to steal food “to feed his mother and family,” the wrongful-death lawsuit says. The police-involved shooting that occurred next was not justified, his survivors say.
A Willow Springs man is accused of being part of a multi-state dog fighting ring and the U.S. Justice Department says 66 dogs have been rescued.
Elgin police say a 74-year-old Hoffman Estates woman made a wrong turn yesterday and took out parts of three fences and a flagpole at the Elgin National Little League fields.
Three of the six Mithcell Brothers who fought for the Union are buried in an abandoned Chicago area cemetery.