John Miller joined ABCNEWS in October 1997 as a correspondent for the Law & Justice Unit.
John Miller joined ABCNEWS in October 1997 as a correspondent for the Law & Justice Unit. In this capacity he covers legal news stories from criminal investigations to civil lawsuits, contributing reports for all of the network's news programs, including World News Tonight With Peter Jennings, 20/20 and Good Morning America.
In May of 1998, as part of an ABCNEWS investigation into global terrorism, Miller traveled to the mountains of Afghanistan for a rare interview with Osama bin Laden in which bin Laden threatened to launch attacks on U.S. civilians. Two months later, according to the U.S. government, bin Laden supporters bombed two U.S. embassies in East Africa, killing 250 people. Miller went on to do a series of reports on the unfolding investigation into bin Laden's alleged role in the attacks.
In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Miller has contributed a number of exclusive reports about the criminal investigation and related topics. In addition to airing never-before-seen footage from his bin Laden interview, he provided viewers with the first look inside a Department of Justice training center where law enforcement officials learn to handle chemical and biological materials. He also conducted an exclusive interview with a man, only identified as "Max," who trained to become a member of bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network.
An Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and one of the most widely recognized reporters covering crime and legal issues, Miller most recently served as the deputy police commissioner of the New York City Police Department for public affairs. Before that he was a correspondent for WNBC-TV, New York, as well as various NBC broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
Miller has won acclaim for his reports on organized crime in New York City, including the arrest and subsequent trial of John Gotti. When TWA Flight 800 exploded off the coast of Long Island, Miller — the only television correspondent on site — broadcast a riveting eyewitness account of rescue efforts and also reported on investigators' attempts to discover the cause of the tragedy.