Mark Miller was named Assistant Managing Editor in October 2006 and Chief of Correspondents in August 2007. In that position, he oversees Newsweek's 19 domestic and international bureaus and the reporting done for Newsweek.com and the magazine's print edition. He also helps plan and direct the magazine's coverage of breaking news online and in print. In addition, he oversees Newsweek's entertainment and cultural coverage.
Miller returned to Newsweek after two and a half years as an assistant managing editor at The Dallas Morning News. He was the newspaper's Sunday and Enterprise editor.
Previously, Miller was Senior Editor for News Development from March 2002 to May 2004, working out of Newsweek's Dallas office. Miller previously served as Newsweek's Chief of Correspondents, based at the magazine's New York headquarters, from November 2000 to March 2002. In that position he oversaw the Newsweek's international network of domestic and foreign bureaus and helped direct the magazine's reporting on 9-11 and the war in Afghanistan.
Since joining Newsweek in 1985 as a summer intern in the Washington bureau, Miller has worked at the magazine in several other capacities. In 1986 he became a Washington correspondent covering the drug war as well as other law-enforcement and justice-related issues. In 1990, he moved to New York as a reporter/writer in the cultural, lifestyle and society sections.
In August 1991, Miller became a political correspondent working exclusively on covering the 1992 presidential campaign. Miller was part of the magazine's special quadrennial election project in which a team of correspondents goes behind the scenes to chronicle the race for the presidency. He secured unprecedented access to Bill Clinton's campaign, including confidential memorandums, research and senior strategy meetings with the candidate and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Miller's reporting produced a number of exclusives such as the then unknown prominent role Mrs. Clinton played in making strategic decisions and a secret research operation, code-named "The Manhattan Project," designed to save Clinton's candidacy in the summer of 1992.
Newsweek's instant history, published less than 36 hours after the polls closed on Nov. 5, 1992, was honored with several awards, including the most prestigious American magazine prize, the National Magazine Award. The special election project was expanded and published as a book, "Quest for the Presidency 1992," in 1994 by Texas A&M University Press.
Miller served as a White House correspondent before moving to the West Coast to work in several positions for the magazine. From June 1993-95, he was an entertainment and news correspondent in Los Angeles and covered the murder charges against O.J. Simpson. Miller's coverage of the case was repeatedly cited in other media for revealing new information about both the murders themselves and the strategies of the prosecution and the defense.
Miller was also Newsweek's Los Angeles bureau chief from 1996-1997 where he reported on a variety of news and entertainment topics, including the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. He then spent a year at ABCNEWS/Primetime Live as senior story editor, developing and assigning stories and running the show's booking department. He returned to Newsweek as a senior editor and was West Coast editor from June 1999 until November 2000.
Before joining Newsweek, Miller reported for the metro desk of The Dallas Morning News from 1983 to 1985. A 1985 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Miller holds a B.A. in history and a B.F.A. in journalism. He was born in San Antonio.