‘America’s Most Wanted’ Correspondent to Speak at WWU

Edward Miller, a key member of the television show, “America’s Most Wanted,” will speak at William Woods University later this month. One of the most honored journalists in the country, he has received more than a dozen Emmy Awards.

The “Crime Fighting Reporter,” as he is called, will speak Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium as part of the President’s Concert and Lecture Series. His talk is free and open to the public.

Miller will reveal what goes on behind the scenes of his job as he works to put clues together and solve crimes. Miller’s average workday can include a high speed car chase or catching a nationally known criminal, or even rescuing a kidnapped toddler. Recently, his reports have included stories on Laci Peterson, Elizabeth Smart and the capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster, who convicted of drugging and raping women.

For nearly 10 years, he has researched, hunted and caught some of the nation’s most violent criminals. Miller heads the West Coast Bureau for “America’s Most Wanted.” Prior to that, he worked as a reporter/anchor for Fox Television. As a reporter, he covered Robert Dole’s campaign for the White House, including the presidential primaries and Republican convention.

Miller is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, a prestigious award given to only a few in the industry, including household names like Katie Couric and Dan Rather. Miller received this award for his coverage of the 1995 Long Island Railroad Massacre.

He has won Emmy Awards in recognition for “World’s Worst Sweat Shops” and “The Columbine School Shootings.” Miller also has received several other major industry awards.

While pursuing his journalistic career, Miller is also a special consultant in media relations for several major corporations, including IBM.

The President’s Concert and Lecture Series was conceived by William Woods University to encourage student and community participation in educational and cultural events. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at (573) 592-4219 or bfoster@williamwoods.edu.