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.
Trevor Burke, a 6th grader at Wredling Middle School, sounded pretty self-confident about his appearance, but he said he’s still a little nervous.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man has blanketed the area around the Montrose Brown Line stop with signs about a lost set of keys he found – because karma counts in life, reports WBBM’s Steve [...]
Here in Chicago, about 200 Ukrainian-Americans demonstrated at the consulate in River North.
A veteran Chicago police officer is accusing another officer of assaulting her – and she’s suing the city and her superiors because she says they retaliated against her for reporting the assault.
Mace released at a Bronzeville school has sent 20 people to hospitals – and police say a female student is in custody.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of a University of Chicago student whose body was found yesterday afternoon.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say an American Airlines flight from Chicago to London had to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland because there was an intoxicated, violent passenger on board.
More than 500 elementary and junior high students in Dolton haven’t had classes this week because a water problem forced the school district to close two schools.
A third grader at a Plainfield elementary school has to serve detention tomorrow – but her father has offered to receive the punishment instead.
It was a message written in the snow on the roof of a parking garage across from a Chicago hospital, and now the staff is trying to find the person it was intended for.
If you were looking for cheap gas, a Shell station on Madison Street in Woodstock was the place to be last night.
A girl with autism was rescued from Lake Michigan after walking down an embankment without wearing any shoes and onto the ice near Montrose Harbor Sunday morning.
No one was injured in a partial freight derailment in New Lenox Sunday morning.
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired is raising some money – and awareness – selling Valentine cards that are for the sighted and the non-sighted.
Indiana State Police have been dealing with so many accidents this winter, they’re trying a new tactic to try to get people to slow down on ice and snow.
The general managers of two Chicago bars have a bet with each other on the Super Bowl. WBBM’s Steve Miller explains.
As we’ve been reporting, road crews have been using so many tons of salt this winter – their supplies are dwindling.
A 22-year-old native of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood has helped produce a commercial that’s a finalist in Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” contest.
Keelan Andrews is the man behind the business called Keelan Rogue.
Chicago Police say footprints in the snow led them to a robbery suspect hiding in a back yard this weekend.