Jayne is well-known to the Baltimore metropolitan area through her long tenure with WBAL-TV. She has been a reporter with the station for more than 35 years – first as a general assignment reporter, then as the Consumer Advocate with “11 on Your Side” and now as the chief investigative reporter with the 11 Investigates I-Team.
Jayne has a reputation for breaking stories that otherwise may never be told. Her work has uncovered corrupt public officials and unethical practices in private business. It has raised issues of accountability and effectiveness in the criminal justice system. Frequently, Jayne’s reporting has resulted in changes in legislation and public policy and sparked widespread debate.
Jayne started her career in journalism with a small daily newspaper in State College, Pennsylvania. She landed her first job in television with WHP-TV in 1976 in Harrisburg. She was part of the first wave of women to appear on air.
From 1978 to 1979, Jayne covered state government for WQED-TV in Pittsburgh. During this time, she extensively covered the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, an assignment among her most challenging.
Jayne was a reporter for CBS News from 1982 to 1984. Based in Washington, she frequently covered the White House, Capitol Hill and a wide range of domestic and international issues.
Her work has earned national and regional awards in journalism. In 2016, she won a DuPont Award from Columbia Journalism School. In 2012, she won a National Edward R. Murrow Award.
Jayne has twice been named by “Baltimore Magazine” as one of the 50 most powerful people in the region. She has been was recognized as one of the most influential by The Daily Record.
Additionally, the Women’s Law Center in Baltimore has recognized Jayne for her contribution to women’s rights. She has been recognized by the House of Ruth for her reporting on domestic violence. She is also a Penn State University Alumni Fellow and, in 2015, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Penn State College of Communications.
Jayne lives in the city of Baltimore and is active in civic affairs as a member of the Boards of Directors for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake; Canton Community Association, and Baltimore County Leadership.
Jayne Miller’s acceptance speech
From RTDNA/RTDNF Executive Director Dan Shelley
“For more than three decades, Jayne has been a force to be reckoned with for corrupt or otherwise misbehaving government officials, businesses, and select ne’re-do-wells. As chief investigative reporter for WBAL-TV, her work has led to an unquantifiable number of stories that have exposed issues and, consequently, prompted tangible improvements in her community. In fact, a local newspaper once called her Baltimore’s ‘best bad ass news reporter,’ a moniker I’m sure she deserves, in the most complimentary way possible.”
RTDNF Lifetime Achievement Award — 2022, Jayne Miller
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