WASHINGTON D.C.—John Miller has been named assistant director for the office of public affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Miller will oversee the FBI’s internal and external communications, including relations with the news media, and handling of fugitive publicity, community relations, and other communications support. He will fill a vacancy left by Cassandra Chandler, who has been appointed special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Virginia Division.
Since January 2003, he has served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department’s counter-terrorism and criminal intelligence bureau, where he oversaw the operations of the anti-terrorist division, bomb squad, hazardous materials unit, and units dedicated to prevention, training and preparedness in the event of a terrorist incident.
Prior to joining the LAPD, Miller was a correspondent and anchor for ABC News, with a primary focus on terrorism. His 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden and his later coverage of al-Qaeda and the September 11, 2001, attacks earned him a number of prestigious awards, including two Peabody Awards, a DuPont Award, and nine Emmys.
In 1994, he served as deputy police commissioner of New York City where he was the chief spokesman for the NYPD.