In his first major analyst hire since joining CNN, CEO Chris Licht said Tuesday , the cable news channel has hired John Miller, a former TV reporter who worked twice with the NYPD as chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst.
Miller most recently served as the NYPD Deputy Chief of Intelligence and Counterterrorism and retired from the department earlier this summer. He previously served as the chief spokesman for the NYPD at 1990, as well as the LAPD and FBI.
But he also had a long career in TV journalism as a reporter and anchor 20/20) for ABC News and as a correspondent for CBS News, where he
“I work closely with Chris Licht to share his editorial vision: speed without sacrificing accuracy, passion without sacrificing objectivity,” Miller said in a statement. said in a statement. “I am especially proud to join CNN at a time when reporting the news, getting it right, and delivering it in a straightforward manner has never been more important to the American public.”
” John will help deliver on CNN’s commitment to solving complex issues while presenting viewers with independent, objective journalism and meaningful analysis across platforms,” Licht added in a statement. “As a brilliant journalist and seasoned, convincing subject matter expert, he brings an incredible breadth of knowledge to the web.”
Licht has been slowly Change the channel, promising to focus on the news. So far, however, he has spent most of his time parting ways with staff rather than bringing in new live crews. White House Correspondent John Harwood left the channel last week , last month credible sources host Brian Stelter left CNN , as did longtime legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Licht told staff afterwards that Reliable canceled, “I want to admit that this is a time of significant change , I know many of you are disturbed … more changes, you may not understand or like it.”
Miller marked Licht’s many The first in a live recruiting, he promises to re-imagine CNN’s morning show, and also needs to fill in the blanks at 9 p.m. weekdays and Sundays.