Emily Miller, senior editor of the opinion pages at The Washington Times, writes columns about national political issues. Miller makes regular national TV and radio appearances as an expert on gun-control issues, as well as other political topics. She appears regularly on CNN, Fox News, CNBC and CBS. She is the author of the book Emily Gets Her Gun...But Obama Wants to Take Yours about the current national debate over gun control, published by Regnery on Sept. 3, 2013.
Miller’s reporting on the Second Amendment has won her three awards in the last year. She received the prestigious Institute on Political Journalism’s Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series on the District of Columbia's gun laws. She beat out competition from The Wall Street Journal and The Seattle Times. The National Rifle Association’s Civil Rights Defense Fund gave her their highest honor, the Carter Knight Freedom Fund Award. The award is only given when the fund’s board decides it is warranted; the last recipient was U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. She also received the Second Amendment Foundation’s “Journalist of the Year” award.
Miller’s journalism experience includes being the senior editor of Human Events and a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily. She worked in the Washington news bureaus of two television networks. At ABC News, she was the associate producer for This Week—with David Brinkley and then with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts—as well as for Good Morning America. She started in journalism as a desk assistant at NBC News.
Miller has also served in top national political positions. She was deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of State as a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush. She worked directly with Secretaries of State Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice to develop and implement communication strategies to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives. Miller traveled with the secretaries on all overseas missions, taking her to fifty countries, most often to the Middle East.
Prior to her appointment, Miller worked on Capitol Hill during the years that the Republicans were in the majority of both the U.S. House and Senate. She directed and developed strategic communications to support the leadership’s legislative goals during the period of President Bush’s 100-days agenda and through the post-9/11 period as communications director to then House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). She also served as press secretary for Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.).
A Baltimore native, Miller is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
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