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.
On the sidewalk, you’d never hear a self-balancing unicycle coming, but you’d see it.
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.
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.
There has been a double homicide in Ford Heights – just two days after another double homicide in that south suburb.
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.
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.
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.
Military veterans can adopt a dog or cat from the Anti-Cruelty Society today – and have the adoption fee waived.
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.
WBBM has learned there’s been an arrest in a murder from 2002: the stabbing death of a Public Storage employee in Bedford Park.
Police detectives in North Carolina tell WBBM they are looking at Darren Vann as a possible suspect in an unsolved murder from 22 years ago.
The bodies of three females were found in three separate locations overnight in Gary.
This is a difficult time for Chicago doctors who have traveled to Liberia in recent years to work in a hospital there.
What do you get when you cross the TV show “Breaking Bad” with current events? The answer is: one of this year’s most popular – and perhaps most tasteless – Halloween costumes.
The family of an SIU student from Morton Grove – a 19-year-old who died in February under cloudy circumstances downstate – is now getting some support from Morton Grove officials.
As WBBM has been reporting, Chicago Teachers Union President and potential mayoral candidate Karen Lewis was hospitalized Sunday for tests.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says hospitals are on standby – in case there are cases of Ebola.
Burnham Elementary School in Cicero – Class of 1939 – celebrated its 75th and final reunion this afternoon.
Governor Quinn brought out some star-power support for his re-election campaign: Martin Sheen, who played a president on TV for seven years.
Two dead in a crash on the southbound Bishop Ford Expressway early Sunday morning.