Michelle Miller is an award-winning CBS News national correspondent based in New York, reporting for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Her work regularly appears on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.” She joined CBS News in 2004.
While at CBS News, Miller provided extensive coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown. She also covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.; the shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio; the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections; the death of Whitney Houston; and Hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Katrina.
Miller won a national Emmy award in 2015 for her multi-platform series following a group of high school dropouts trying to turn their lives around at the National Guard’s Sunburst Youth Challenge. The series was prominently featured on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” Miller has also been honored with a Radio and Television News Directors Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award and two National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence awards. She was voted Woman of the Year by the National Sports Foundation, and in 2014, TV Week named Miller as one of the “12 to watch in TV news.” Miller contributed to CBS News’ duPont-Columbia award-winning coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.
Miller was part of the team that covered the Royal Wedding of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton in London in 2011. She also provided extensive reports on the George Zimmerman trial; the rape investigation of former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Occupy Wall Street movement and was first on the scene for CBS News during the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
She has interviewed global leaders, politicians, artists and celebrities, including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, renowned artist Peter Max, Beyonce, John Goodman, Tony Bennett, James Earl Jones, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Carlos Santana and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and studied abroad in Kenya and Tanzania. Miller also holds a master’s degree in urban studies from the University of New Orleans.
Her career in broadcast and print journalism includes work at the Los Angeles Times, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, WWL-TV in New Orleans, WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., the Orange County Newschannel and ABC News Nightline in Washington, D.C. Miller also taught journalism and mass communication courses at Dillard University in New Orleans.
In addition to her reporting duties, Miller is a member of the Board of Advisors at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc. She is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the United Way of New Orleans and has served on the March of Dimes National Communications Advisory Council. Previously, Miller served as vice president of the YWCA of Greater New Orleans and president of both the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists.
Miller has also participated in the Poynter Institute, was a Hitesman Lecturer at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, a guest panelist for the Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference at the Harvard Business School and a guest speaker for the National Model UN Program. She has spoken at several colleges including Drew University, Howard University, Wellesley College, Stony Brook University, Southern University at New Orleans and Loyola University.
Miller is married with two children.