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.
The NFL unveiled some of its plans for what will be Draft Town in Grant Park.
A lawsuit against Northwestern University and a former journalism professor is being allowed to proceed – according to a federal judge’s ruling Tuesday.
Des Plaines Police say two 16-year-olds are charged in a string of armed robberies.
In about a month, a modern-day version of a Viking ship will leave Norway for a 3,000-mile trip to arrive in Chicago on July 27 in time for the Tall Ships Festival, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of CPS, says the system will have at least 250 sites open next week where students can go.
(CBS) — The Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital is trying to save the lives of pet snakes and geckos that arrived this week and the staff says it’s one of the worst cases of animal cruelty […]
The mother of a 20-year-old Chicago area man is demanding answers – following her son’s death over the weekend while he was in Cook County Jail.
Racial slurs were heard again on a Chicago Police radio Tuesday afternoon.
A 29-year-old woman who had been missing three days after failing to show up for work is back home safe with her family.
Jessica Suarez, 21, has been missing since Feb. 25.
Eighty-seven-year-old Joyce Walker is trying to deal with the hardships. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
If you see raccoons in the forest preserves – or in your neighborhood – acting like zombies, your dog’s health might already be in jeopardy.
A Waukegan man has been charged after authorities say he called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher, “I just killed 19 students.”
A 36-year-old Berwyn man is being held on $750,000 bond, accused of stalking a west suburban teacher for more than a decade.
More volunteers are needed, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The bodies of 48-year-old Michael Oram Sr. and 43-year-old Jamie Wills were found in the auto shop in Joliet Wednesday morning.
Now we know what other drivers were saying shortly before a Schaumburg woman was pulled over by Roselle police. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Police in Joliet are investigating after two people were found dead inside an auto shop Wednesday.
Former State Treasurer’s Office Employee Suing Dan Rutherford Claims Others Complained Of Sexual Harassment
The former state treasurer’s office employee who is suing Dan Rutherford says he was not the only one who was harassed.
The first few perennials are blooming across the five acres of the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park.