John J. Miller is the Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst for CNN. Miller joined the network in 2022 and will is based in the network’s New York bureau. He is a veteran award-winning journalist and experienced law enforcement and intelligence executive.
Prior to joining CNN, Miller served as Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism of the New York Police Department (NYPD). In that role, Commissioner Miller oversaw the Intelligence Bureau, the Counterterrorism Bureau, and the NYPD’s partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Commissioner Miller is the former Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Analysis overseeing programs to improve analysis across the US government’s 16 intelligence agencies as well as the team that produced the President’s Daily Intelligence Briefing (PDB). Before that, he was an Assistant Director of the FBI, where he oversaw public affairs, community outreach and served as the bureau’s national spokesman.
Along with his law enforcement career, Miller has worked in journalism as a senior correspondent for WNBC-TV in New York, ABC News as a correspondent and anchor, CBS News reporting for CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes. Miller is best known for conducting a May 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
He is a winner of the DuPont Silver Baton (“DuPont Award), two Peabody Awards and eleven Emmys. Miller was named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious FBI-NEIA Penrith Award for excellence in law enforcement leadership.
Miller is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller “The Cell: Inside the 9/11 plot” (Hyperion, 2002).
He is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Miller has been an instructor at the FBI’s National Executive Institute, as well as the Leadership in Counterterrorism (LinCT) course, and has received specialized training in management and organizational change from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Columbia University.