Keith Miller is an NBC News Senior Foreign correspondent based in London.
As a foreign correspondent for NBC News for almost three decades Miller has traveled more than 700,000 miles covering events in more than 80 countries.
Most recently, Miller covered the war on terrorism. Reporting from Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Iraq. His coverage of the terrorist attack in Britain won the National Headliner Award for breaking news, the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in broadcasting and nominated for a national Emmy award. Miller has also been reporting on the war on terrorism from Afghanistan and Pakistan and the hostilities in Israel and Palestine where he was awarded the Overseas Press Club Silver Baton for Outstanding Coverage of Spot News.
Miller’s first assignment for NBC News was in London, from 1977 to 1978, where he served as a radio correspondent and foreign news editor covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 1979, he was transferred to Paris to serve in the same capacity. In January 1980, he was promoted to NBC News correspondent based in Rome, where he covered the Vatican. Miller traveled with Pope John Paul II on 23 consecutive papal tours to five continents. Three years later, Miller was given further responsibilities as Rome bureau chief.
In 1986, Miller was transferred to NBC News' Hong Kong Bureau where he covered the region from India to Japan. He was named Chief Asian correspondent two years later. During his six years of covering Asia, Miller reported on a wide variety of stories including the people power revolution in the Philippines. Miller received a citation from the New Democratic Government for his reporting. He also covered the student uprising in South Korea that led to greater democracy in that country, the first democratic elections in Outer Mongolia and the assassination of India's President Indira Ghandi.
In 1989, Miller spent more than two months in China, where he was instrumental in NBC News' coverage of the student demonstrations for democracy and the Tiananmen Square Tragedy. Miller won a national Emmy award for his report on the NBC News special, "China in Crisis."
During the revolutionary turbulence in Iran, Miller was put under house arrest by guerrillas but managed to stay in the country to report on the fall of the government of Shah Mohammed Riza Pahlevi. Later, Miller returned to Iran to report on the takeover of the United States Embassy and the holding of American hostages. He also covered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1980 and remained in the country for two weeks before he was expelled by the Soviet-backed government.
Among his many assignments, Miller covered the Iran-Iraq war, the Civil war in Lebanon, the rise of the terrorist red brigades in Italy, the American bombing of Lybia and the Civil war in Bosnia.
During extensive reporting trips to Africa, Miller covered the famine and American military incursion in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda, the civil unrest in the former Zaire, the fall of the apartheid government in South Africa and the election of Nelson Mandela as president.
Miller is the recipient of seven national Emmy nominations, two Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Broadcasting Award, two citations from the International Olympic Committee and three National Headliner Awards.
Miller got his start in journalism at KNBC, the NBC television station in Los Angeles, where he worked on a variety of news positions including writer and assignment editor. Five years later he moved to KSL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, to become a program producer and reporter. He left KSL in 1976 to accept a Kiplinger Fellowship in Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University, which led to a master's degree in journalism.
In 1979, Miller, a native of Los Angeles, received his bachelor's degree from California State University at Northridge.