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.
Masks of the political candidates are about even, say managers at Fantasy Costumes. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A Chicago police officer, just 16 months with the department, is credited Thursday with helping save the life of a 3-year-old boy in Chicago’s West Side.
A Lombard man wants somebody to do something about a shipwreck in Lake Michigan that he says did a few thousand dollars’ damage to his own boat this week.
A dog was killed and a women was bitten Sunday by an unleashed dog in West Ridge, and little action was taken
It’s a system he believes is resulting in “people’s pets being killed.”
The No. 1 ranking is based on the number of rodent control treatments Orkin has performed — both residential and commercial. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A fourth member of Second City’s ETC revue quit after multiple occurrences of offensive behavior from audiences.
A construction worker was killed when he was struck by an SUV that drove into a construction area Wednesday morning on I-65 in northwest Indiana.
A Chicago area family has filed a wrongful death suit against UPS, two months after a truck hit and killed a 78-year-old woman in the Sauganash neighborhood.
Relax, it’s a loan. Part of the famous T Rex fossil will be examined and quickly returned. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
It was the sixth time the church has been targeted. But this time, the church was prepared. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A headstone that was placed at Jewish Graceland Cemetery eight decades ago was lost, but has recently been found 18 miles away
Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives young patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.
Odd items are being dumped in a Kane County drop box designed for disposal of leftover pills.
The medical examiner says the 28-year-old suffered multiple stab and incise wounds.
The call came in just after noon, about a man who had jumped the railing along the Montrose Avenue bridge on the Chicago River. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Matt’s Cookies have been serving up ‘just like homemade’ cookies in Chicago’s northern suburb of Wheeling for more than 40 years.
Vanessa Kolpak, 21, was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center 15 years ago.
Last summer, Ald. Brian Miller says, when a juvenile was stopped for not having a light, he got upset and police charged the teen with resisting arrest. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Authorities say a 21-year-old student was pulled off the street and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs last week, before being released.