May 30, 2008 4:26 PM
/ CBSPat Milton, an award-winning journalist from The Associated Press, has been a producer in the CBS News Investigative Unit since February 2008.
She reported on scores of the biggest news events for more than two decades with The AP's New York bureau. From terrorism, crime and the courts to sports and aviation, she frequently contributed breaking and exclusive information to the coverage of major stories.
Shortly after joining CBS News, Milton secured the first television interview with undercover FBI agent Jack Garcia, who, as Jack Falcone, became only the second law enforcement officer in history to be offered membership in La Cosa Nostra. The report was broadcast on the CBS Evening News.
Before that, while working for the AP, she obtained an exclusive interview with New York Yankee boss George M. Steinbrenner, a story that received coverage around the world. Milton also provided exclusive stories on the investigation into NBA referee Timothy Donaghy and on concerns of high-level FBI officials that terror groups including Al Qaeda may begin to collaborate with the mafia.
She led AP's coverage of the 1996 mid-air explosion of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island that was nominated by The AP for the Pulitzer Prize. Milton authored In the Blink of an Eye: The FBI Investigation into TWA Flight 800 (1999, Random House). She was twice selected for The AP's "Staffer of the Year" award in New York.
She is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the New York Press Club and the New York Bar Association.
Milton is a third-generation journalist born on Long Island, N.Y. Milton is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C., and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also holds a bachelor's degree in history and political science and a master's degree in public administration.