After anchoring the morning news for NJN Public Radio, Monica Miller began reporting for WBGO in 2001. Since then, she has been WCBS 880 AM’s New Jersey reporter and contributed to the CBS Radio Network. Stories of note include Governor McGreevey’s resignation, the New Jersey government shutdown, and a four-part series on human trafficking. One of her most memorable stories was a deployment to New Orleans hours after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with New Jersey’s Air National Guard.
Monica’s work has been aired on NPR, WABC, WOR and Metro Networks. She has also worked as a reporter for News 12 New Jersey and written for the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Times of Trenton.
In 2003, Monica received a fellowship from the RIAS-Berlin Commission administered by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation. Her experience took her to Germany where she produced the two-part series, “Jazz Under the Nazi Regime” which won her regional awards for Best Radio News Series. Monica was also honored by the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center and the Muslim and Arab Communities of New Jersey for her work covering the Islamic community after the 9/11 attacks.
While Monica found her way into journalism during college, it is not her first career. From the age of seven to 18, she was a professional actress who worked in both New York City and Los Angeles. She began performing in a national touring company of the musical Annie. She’s also done several commercials and voiceovers, along with supporting roles in television movies. Monica performed on stage at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
In 2006 and 2007, Monica and her husband took a sabbatical from their jobs to travel the world. They visited more than 20 countries across five continents over 14 months. She is a volunteer for the Red Cross of Greater New York where she participates in their International Services department and the Disaster Planning and Response Unit.
In 2012, Monica won an Ippie Award for her July 2011 piece on WBGO, "Newark Roll Call."