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.

A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

Woman Finds Husband’s Love Letter Following WBBM Story On Lost Items From Washington Tornado

An update on a story WBBM reported this morning – about possessions that were lost in the tornado a year ago.

11/17/2014

A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

One Year Later, Chicago-Area Woman Continues Work To Reunite People With Items Lost In Washington Tornado

It was a year ago tomorrow when a tornado devastated the town of Washington, Illinois and a woman who’d never heard of the town before the tornado has devoted this year to helping reunite people with their lost possessions.

11/16/2014

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Family Of Pravin Varughese To File Complaint With Justice Department

The Morton Grove family of an SIU student who died last February says they will file a complaint with the federal government over the police handling of the case.

11/16/2014

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Chicago Boy, 11, Killed In Indiana Tollway Crash

As WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, state police say the boy’s father fell asleep at the wheel.

11/13/2014

Ryan Harris Park in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Englewood Group Still Waiting On Park Field House

What’s the holdup? That’s what members of a community group are asking the Chicago Park District.

11/13/2014

Sonoko Tagami receiving a ticket from a Chicago police officer for indecent exposure. (Credit: Youtube)

Topless Woman Ticketed At Chicago Beach Files Lawsuit Against City

A woman ticketed in Chicago this summer for indecent exposure has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

11/12/2014

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Family Of Woman Killed By Car While Walking Dog Taking Legal Action

The family of a young Naperville woman killed as she walked her dog Sunday evening is now taking legal action.

11/12/2014

Christopher Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Father Of Armed Man Fatally Shot By Police In Highland Park Hospital Questions Officers’ Conduct

The Lake County state’s attorney has determined that Highland Park police were justified when they shot and killed an armed man inside a hospital last week – but the man’s father tells WBBM he still has a lot of questions.

11/11/2014

Attorneys Marc Pearlman (L) and Jeff Anderson represent alleged victims of abuse. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyers Representing Abuse Victims Claim Archdiocese Excluded Them From Process In Document Release

Five days after the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese released more documents related to allegations of abuse by priests, lawyers representing past victims say the archdiocese has excluded a lot.

11/11/2014

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Woman Fatally Struck By Car While Walking Dog Across Street In Naperville

Naperville Police say a 22-year-old woman was killed last night – as she was walking across the street with her dog.

11/10/2014

A self-balancing unicycle. (Credit: On Balance Outdoor)

Made In Chicago: Self-Balancing Unicycles

On the sidewalk, you’d never hear a self-balancing unicycle coming, but you’d see it.

11/10/2014

Right now, the sea otter is known as Pup 681. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Shedd Raising Sea Otter Pup Abandoned In California

The Shedd Aquarium is raising a sea otter pup that was abandoned by her mother about five weeks ago off the California coast – about an hour south of San Francisco.

11/05/2014

2011 Ford Explorers roll of the assembly at the Chicago Assembly Plant on on December 1, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The plant builds the Ford Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MK X. Ford reported Decmber 1, a 24 percent increase in November sales from the same period last year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Female Ford Employees: We Were Sexually Harassed At Chicago Plant

Defendant Ford Motor Co. said in a statement that it is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and that it takes reports of harassment and discrimination seriously.

11/03/2014

Two people were found shot to death inside a van early Sunday in south suburban Ford Heights, police said. | NVP News video

Police Investigating Two Double Murders In Ford Heights

There has been a double homicide in Ford Heights – just two days after another double homicide in that south suburb.

11/02/2014

A Gage Park home is perilously near a giant hole. (Steve Miller/WBBM)

Chicago Resident, 90, Tells City: Fix The Giant Hole On My Street, Already

Martha Krasauskis says she’s been waiting — and waiting — for city crews to plug a giant hole in the Gage Park neighborhood. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller pays a visit.

10/29/2014

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T-Shirt Activism Stirs Controversy At DePaul

A group of DePaul students has been selling T-shirts to raise awareness of sexual assault, but the message on those shirts isn’t sitting well with some women.

10/29/2014

Stacy Peterson (Supplied Photo)

Stacy Peterson’s Family Won’t Have Her Declared Legally Dead After All

Seven years ago Tuesday, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Will County, never to be seen again, and her family said they are now reconsidering a decision to file papers to declare her legally dead.

10/28/2014

Military veterans could adopt a dog or cat and have the adoption fee waived. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dog, Cat Adoption Fees Waived For Military Veterans At Anti-Cruelty Society Event

Military veterans can adopt a dog or cat from the Anti-Cruelty Society today – and have the adoption fee waived.

10/27/2014

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.

10/23/2014

Steven  Podkulski (Credit: illinois Department of Corrections.)

Man Charged For 2002 Murder Of Bedford Park Public Storage Employee

WBBM has learned there’s been an arrest in a murder from 2002: the stabbing death of a Public Storage employee in Bedford Park.

10/22/2014

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