Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation
John Miller is assistant director of public affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He came to the FBI from Los Angeles, where he served the Los Angeles Police Department as the bureau chief for the Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CTCIB). The mission of the CTCIB is to investigate and arrest individuals involved in criminal activity that may support a criminal network or that may have a national or international criminal infrastructure in support of terrorist activities.
At the LAPD, Mr. Miller oversaw the Major Crimes Division, which included the Criminal Investigation, Intelligence, Criminal Conspiracy, and Organized Crime Sections. He also oversaw the LAPD’s Emergency Services Division, which included the Bomb Squad, Hazardous Materials Unit, LAX K-9 unit, and its Critical Asset Assessment Team.
Mr. Miller served as a Deputy Police Commissioner of New York City, and was the chief spokesman for the NYPD under then Commissioner William Bratton.
Before coming to LA, Mr. Miller was a correspondent and anchor for ABC News. During his five years with that network, his work emphasized covering terrorism and took him to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. His 1998 interview with terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, and his later coverage of Al Qaeda and the events of September 11 resulted in a number of prestigious awards, including two Peabody Awards, and a DuPont Award. He is also the recipient of nine Emmys.
Mr. Miller began his career in journalism in 1973 at WNEW in New York. From 1985 to 1994 he covered criminal justice issues for WNBC in New York. He was with the NYPD from 1994-1995.
Mr. Miller has lectured annually at the FBI Academy on issues involving both media and terrorism. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and the United States Department of Justice, Office of Emergency Preparedness Hazmat Technician Course on Weapons of Mass Destruction, and is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.