For Immediate Release
August 23, 2005
FBI National Press Office
JOHN MILLER NAMED ASSISTANT
DIRECTOR OFFICE OF
Washington D.C. - Director Robert S. Mueller
III is pleased to announce the appointment of John Miller to be the Assistant
Director for the Office of Public Affairs. In this position, Mr. 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
M. Chandler, who has been appointed Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's
Norfolk Virginia Division.
John Miller brings to the Office of Public Affairs
an unusual mix of knowledge and experience. 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, Mr. 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. Earlier in
his career, he worked as a criminal justice reporter for WNEW-TV and WNBC-TV
in New York.
No stranger to the Bureau, Mr. Miller has lectured
annually at the FBI Academy on issues involving both media and terrorism. He
is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Emergency Preparedness
Hazmat Technician Course, working with VX and Sarin gas. He also completed the
International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators forty-hour course
on Advanced Improvised Explosive Devices and Terrorist Activities. Mr. Miller
will begin his employment after Labor Day.
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