seemslikeadream wrote:CBS senior correspondent John Miller, who before joining CBS served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, broke the handwritten-note story Thursday on CBS This Morning.
This made me go "hmmm" a little bit, and it seemed worth expanding the view on John Miller, with a few highlights:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Miller_(journalist)John Miller was named a senior correspondent for CBS News on Oct. 17, 2011. In this capacity, Miller reports for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts, including "CBS This Morning" and occasionally for "60 Minutes."
Background and personal life
Miller is the son of Lucinda Miller of Manhattan and the late John J. Miller, a syndicated columnist and freelance writer whose range of roles included Hollywood gossip columnist, foreign correspondent, Broadway critic, crime investigator, and political pundit. "My dad wrote seven columns under six different names... Antonio from Rome. Pierre from Paris. Nigel from London," Miller has said. His father was also close friends with Luciano crime family boss Frank Costello, whose wife was Miller's godmother.
In 2002, Miller married Emily Helen Altschul, daughter of banking mogul and Goldman Sachs Group partner Arthur Goodhart Altschul. Miller's brother-in-law, Arthur G. Altschul Jr., worked for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley before becoming chairman of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Miller began work as a journalist in 1973 for WNEW, a local television channel located in New York City, New York. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as an investigative journalist for WNBC, also a local television channel located in New York City.
From 1994 to 1995, he served as deputy police commissioner of New York City, where he was the chief spokesman for the NYPD, a move which some of his colleagues considered "going over to the dark side." He was hired at the request of then Commissioner William Bratton.
Miller then worked as an ABC News correspondent from 1995 until January 2002, when he took the post of co-anchor with Barbara Walters of the ABC News program, 20/20.
In January 2003, he left ABC News to rejoin Bratton who by then was at the Los Angeles Police Department. Miller served as the police department's Bureau Chief for the Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, which included the Major Crimes Division, and the Emergency Services Division and the Special Investigations Section (SIS). While there, Miller launched the Archangel Critical Asset Assessment Management System (ACAMS), which has been adopted by other cities and states for ongoing risk-assessment of potential terrorist targets. Miller was also one of the original designers of the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), which combines intelligence and analysis for the LAPD, LA Sheriff, and the FBI.
In September 2005, Miller became the Assistant Director for Public Affairs at the FBI in Washington, D.C.. In this position, he was tasked with overseeing the FBI's internal and external communications, including relations with the news media and handling of fugitive publicity, community relations, and other communications support. At the FBI, Miller made steady improvements in the Public Affairs Office, introducing an aggressive community-outreach strategy aimed at developing stronger relationships in the Arab-American and Muslim communities. Miller also established an Employee Communications Unit to build stronger internal communications to the bureau's 31,000 employees. Among his collateral duties was to serve on the Strategic Execution Team (SET) to establish performance measurement standards for intelligence operations across the FBI's 56 field offices. The system, adapted from the CompStat process used by major police departments, is overseen by FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Awards and honors 
Miller's journalistic awards include two Peabody Awards, a DuPont-Columbia Award, and nine Emmys.
Memberships and affiliations 
[b]He is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Miller is an instructor at the FBI's National Executive Institute, as well as the Leadership in Counterterrorism (LinCT) course and has attended training in organizational change at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
That's all I know about John Miller, he certainly has a 'well rounded' resumé.
This was my top Google return on a Web search of "John Miller"+CBS:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cbs ... op_b179629
CBS’ John Miller Secures Another Boston Bombing Scoop
By Alex Weprin on May 16, 2013 10:43 AM
There is a reason why at the CBS upfront in New York yesterday, the first CBS News correspondent mentioned by name was John Miller (the only other two mentioned by name were David Martin and Clarissa Ward).
Following the Boston bombing, the Benghazi investigation and other issues that involve law enforcement, Miller has proven to have impeccable sources in the law enforcement community. That was proven again this morning as he sent other networks scrambling to confirm another scoop: that Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled a note appearing to confess to the crimes on the inside of the boat he was hiding in.
(CBS video: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162- ... urces-say/)
I guess my only point is that given his mixed background, I'm leery of Miller's reporting. I mean, is he a floor wax, or a dessert topping, or both??