DAA 2011: Gene Miller, BA’50, DHL’77


Gene Miller, BA’50, DHL’77

Gene Miller, BA’50, DHL’77, was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. After graduation, Miller worked at the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette, Wall Street Journal and the Richmond (Va.) News Leader before arriving at the Miami Herald. As an investigative reporter there, he won two Pulitzer Prizes for reporting that helped four innocent people wrongly convicted in Florida for murder.

Over a 48-year career, Miller covered a wide array of local, national and international stories. He was the first print journalist to enter Jonestown in Guyana to cover the Jim Jones-led mass suicide. His other stories included the assassination of President John Kennedy, the Elian Gonzalez custody dispute and a who’s who of newsmakers from throughout the final decades of the 20th century. He died in 2005.