Debate Biography


Judy Miller was born on February 3, 1953, and graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. She attended a University of Missouri computer-assisted reporting seminar in 1989 and a public journalism seminar at Poynter Institute in 1996.

Miller started her journalism career as assistant city editor/reporter at the Pacific Daily News in Guam and worked at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, CA, as a reporter and metro editor. She joined the San Francisco Chronicle as assistant city editor in April 1985 and was deputy city editor when she joined The Miami Herald in May 1992 as Broward assistant city editor. Miller has been weekend projects editor, urban affairs editor and deputy city editor and became projects editor in September 1998.

Miller is president of the Investigative Reporters and Editors and helped launch the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. She also has been an instructor at San Francisco State University.

She has been editor for projects that won awards from Green Eyeshade, ABA Silver Gavel, Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the San Francisco Press Club. Miller was editor of Vote Fraud, the recent project that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.


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