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 leader of a group that advocates for Latinos is sympathetic to 20-year-old Carly Rousso – who’s being sentenced next month for DUI, after a collision that killed a 5-year-old Hispanic girl.
If you’re interested in a Jackie Robinson West T-shirt – be prepared to pay for it. And don’t expect your money to benefit the Little League program.
An Arlington Heights financial planning firm is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving its clients $100 apiece – to “pay it forward.”
Federal authorities were reviewing surveillance camera footage as part of an arson investigation, after to U.S. Postal Service vans were set ablaze Monday night.
Services will be this Friday afternoon for a young Round Lake man who died last week – a man who was a link to WBBM’s “Unclaimed” series five years ago, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Police in Chicago say a cab driver tried to abduct a girl Saturday evening on the North Side.
The Cook County Sheriff’s office has decided not to take any disciplinary action against jail employees, after a 51-year-old visitor was trapped for 32 hours in a small room at the jail last month.
Trapped inside a small visiting room, 51-year-old Farad Polk says he pounded on the door. But there he stayed for 32 hours, until he set off the fire sprinklers to get noticed. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Noise from a spin studio in Evanston has some people upset – claiming their complaints have fallen on deaf ears, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
When the four children were released by the hostage-takers, it was one of the adult hostages who was allowed to escort them out – and then had to turn around and come back to the house.
A 58-year-old Chicago man – homeless for 18 years – has been reunited with his family.
After saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.
The fire department has brought a man down from the roof of a commercial building in Humboldt Park – after he fell from the building’s water tower.
Monday’s firing of the Carbondale police chief has given new hope to a Morton Grove family – as they look for answers in the death of a 19-year-old SIU sophomore.
Eighteen people were taken to various hospitals after someone sprayed pepper spray during a party Saturday night in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Louis Celiz finally managed to find Jose Velgara and wrote him two weeks ago from California. The letter ended: “Give me a call if this is you.”
The woman who used to head up Redflex Traffic Systems and the man who use to head up Chicago’s red light camera program have been indicted by a federal grand jury.
The Better Government Association is suing the Emanuel administration for blacking-out large chunks of emails about the troubled Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission.
You might have seen Patrick Kane do it, or Blackhawks teammate Andrew Shaw. The Chicago chapter of the ALS Association is hoping you’ll take the ice bucket challenge too.
Nine people -including five firefighters and a child – were injured in a smoky fire in a 15-story University of Chicago dorm for faculty and staff.