Michelle Miller is a co-host of CBS SATURDAY MORNING. Her work regularly appears on the CBS MORNINGS, CBS SUNDAY MORNING and CBS EVENING NEWS. She also files reports for 48 HOURS and anchors Discovery ’s “48 HOURS on ID" and “Hard Evidence.”
Since joining CBS News in 2004, Miller has reported on stories of national and international importance. From presidential elections to the climate crisis, her area of coverage is wide-ranging, but her reporting around social justice has been particularly groundbreaking. From her coverage of the killings of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the Emanuel 9 Massacre in Charleston, to sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, Russell Simmons and Harvey Weinstein, Miller has been at the forefront of CBS News’ coverage of the protest movement involving these issues. She was the first CBS News correspondent on the ground at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and followed the movement to change the nation’s gun laws, including the March for Our Lives protests. Her coverage has also extended overseas to the refugee crisis in the Middle East, the celebration and life of Nelson Mandela, and the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Miller’s reporting has earned her several prestigious journalism awards including an Emmy for her series of reports on the National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy, an Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of a day care center stand-off in New Orleans and she was part of the Alfred I. duPont – Columbia Award-winning team for coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. In 2019 Miller won a Gracie award for her reporting on the hidden world of sex trafficking in 48 HOURS: “Live to Tell: Trafficked.”
She’s also earned a Salute to Excellence Award from NABJ and was voted Woman of the Year by the National Sports Foundation. In 2014, TV Week named Miller as one of the “12 to watch in TV news.”
Miller 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, Beyonce, Tiffany Haddish, John Goodman, Tony Bennett, James Earl Jones, Lenny Kravitz, LL COOL J, Carlos Santana, Denzel Washington and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.
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 News channel 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 co-hosting and reporting duties, Miller is a board member for the School of American Ballet and the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc., and is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the United Way of New Orleans. She 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. She is also a former member of the board of advisors at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism.
Miller has participated in the Poynter Institute, was a Hitesman Lecturer at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, spoke at the Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference at the Harvard Business School and was a guest speaker for the National Model UN Program. She has lectured at several colleges including Drew University, Howard University, Wellesley College, Stony Brook University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Loyola University. She was the commencement speaker at Tennessee State University & St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she received an honorary degree.
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.
Miller is married with three children.