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.
Emily Chase says she had a green light at a Streeterville intersection, and a bus plowed into her. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Brian, from Richmond, Illinois, had the day off almost three weeks ago. He decided to spend it driving and looking for a man who was reported missing in the northern suburbs.
The man was at the hiking trail about the same time the two girls were there on Monday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says.
If you need snow shovels or protective pet booties, you’re in luck. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Vidal Lopez lost both legs because of a car accident in Mexico this past summer. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Caretakers found trash, a broken sign, a missing section marker and more around the site. The vandals have not been caught.
Like many restaurant servers, 41-year-old Brian Vincent did not get health insurance. Now, his co-workers at the Grillroom in the Loop are trying to help. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Earlier this week, the CPS boss sent a letter to parents blaming the Republican for the Chicago schools spending freeze.
Authorities want help in finding the person who shot and wounded a man Saturday as he attended the burial of another man who’d been shot.
School Principal Barbara Panczyk says police will be at the school when parents meet tonight at 8 at Scullen Middle School.
Ralph Braseth, blond-haired and blue-eyed, dressed in a suit and tie, holds his pro-Muslim sign at Michigan and Pearson. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
WBBM spoke with church pastor Dr. Darrell Scott after his meeting with the president.
It was only a few days ago when Gloria Pinex found out the officer who shot and killed her son Darius was in line to be a field training officer.
Cook County Judge William J. Hooks also sentenced Ryne San Hamel to four years probation.
The brawl involved family and friends of the deceased – about 15 to 20 people in all, males and females, Country Club Hills police said.
Gray Chicago days can make gray Chicagoans, but a psychiatrist has a way to get people out of their winter funk.
This is a day that 33-year-old Tania Unzueta was afraid would come, ever since President Trump first started talking about a wall when he was a presidential candidate.
Prosecutors say Stanley Carothers assaulted a 14-year-old student on campus and in his apartment for several months.
One tweet said: “Alas, the 300 million pound Women March provides a strong argument for doing away with women’s suffrage.”
A behind-the-scenes TMZ video raised questions about the treatment of animals in the movie for some.