Birthday: September 27
Michelle Miller is one of a handful of African-American journalists who have made an impressive mark on news reporting from coast to coast. She currently serves as New York-based correspondent and fill-in anchor for CBS News, and works on a variety of programs including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning" and "CBS News Sunday Morning."
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.
While a full-time journalist, Miller also taught Journalism and Mass Communications at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Miller has reported on a wide spectrum of international and national news including Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. She has interviewed prominent figures on both the local and world stage, including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Mathai, as well as renowned artist Peter Max, Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Grammy superstar Beyoncé and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.
Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans. She studied abroad through the School for International Training's "Experiment in International Living" in both Kenya and Tanzania.
She is also a participant in the Poynter Institute, a Hitesman Lecturer in the Manship School at Louisiana State University, 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 lectured at several colleges including Drew University, Howard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Loyola University.
Miller's outstanding performance in her career has earned her many awards and honors, notably the Radio and Television News Directors Association's Edward R. Murrow Award and the National Association of Black Journalists' Award of Excellence. She was voted Woman of the Year by the National Sports Foundation.
Miller has served on the March of Dimes National Communications Advisory Council, was a founding member of the Women's Leadership Initiative for the United Way of New Orleans, and was Vice President of the YWCA of Greater New Orleans. She was president of both the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc.
She is married with two children.
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