WASHINGTON: The FBI has hired John Miller, former reporter and ABC News anchor, as new assistant director of public affairs.
Miller joins the FBI after working for the LA Police Department since January 2003, most recently as head of its counterterrorism bureau. He is scheduled to begin work at the bureau after Labor Day.
Miller will oversee internal and external communications, including news media and community relations. The post was previously held by Cassandra Chandler, who now heads the FBI's Norfolk, VA, division.
From 2002 until he joined the LAPD, Miller served as co-anchor of 20/20. As a reporter for ABC, he conducted a May 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Miller has lectured at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, on issues involving media and terrorism. He has also completed the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators course on advanced improvised explosive devices and terrorist activities.