The New York Times‘ Brian Stelter reports CBS has hired John Miller for what News president David Rhodes calls “a unique role” on “The Early Show.” In a note to staff this morning, Rhodes writes, “John will fit right in with a team of great colleagues covering homeland and national security issues.”
His hire is part of the ongoing transformation of “The Early Show” which over the past few weeks has seen the hiring of senior production staffers. Last weekend, Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley called the revamped show “Sober but better.”
Miller begins October 31. Press release after the jump…
JOHN MILLER NAMED SENIOR CORRESPONDENT FOR CBS NEWS
John Miller has been named a Senior Correspondent for CBS News, it was announced today by Jeff Fager, Chairman, CBS News and Executive Producer, 60 MINUTES and David Rhodes, President, CBS News. Miller will have a major role in the mornings on CBS News. He will report for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts, including occasionally for 60 MINUTES.
“This is very exciting news for us. John is a man of many talents and one of them is that he is an extraordinary reporter,” said Fager. “It will be great to get him back on the air again, even better that he will be on CBS.”
“You can’t help but want to be around John Miller—and that makes him a natural broadcaster,” said Rhodes. “He will greatly enhance our already strong original reporting on issues of homeland security and law enforcement, here and around the globe.”
Since 2005, Miller has served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ending his tour as Deputy Director of the Analysis Division. John worked across the Intelligence Community with the CIA, NSA, FBI, and other agencies.
Before joining the FBI, he served from 2003 to 2005 as head of the Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau and the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, overseeing both the LAPD’s Major Crimes Division, Hazardous Materials Unit and its Bomb Squad.
In 2002, Miller, along with co-authors Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, wrote The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It, an investigation into the September 11 attacks, which drew on relationships developed with intelligence and law enforcement officers in the many years he spent as a journalist covering Al Qaeda as it grew into a global terrorist operation.
From 1995 to 2002, Miller was an ABC news correspondent. In 2002, he became co-anchor of the ABC news broadcast “20/20.” In 1998, he secured an on-camera interview with Osama bin Laden. His diligent investigative reporting over his career earned him nine Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.
Miller served briefly as New York City Deputy Police Commissioner from 1994-1995, after working as a television journalist at various networks and television stations from 1973 to 1994.