CNN hires former intelligence expert John Miller

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FILE – New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, following a briefing discussing the impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s protections on New Yorkers. Miller, who has held major jobs in both law enforcement and journalism, is joining CNN as the network’s chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst, the network said on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

NEW YORK – John Miller, who has held major jobs in both justice agencies and journalism, is joining CNN as chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst, the network said on Tuesday.

Miller has worked at both ABC News and CBS News during his career. He also worked at the FBI and most recently was the deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism for the New York Police Department.

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As a journalist, he covered the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and, prior to that while at ABC News, conducted an interview with Osama bin Laden. He co-authored the book, “The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot.”

“John will help deliver on CNN’s commitment to tackle complex issues while presenting audiences with independent, objective news and meaningful analysis across platforms,” said Chris Licht, CNN Worldwide CEO and chairman.

Miller started work Tuesday in the network’s New York bureau.

Since taking over earlier this year, Licht has tried to steer CNN in the direction of offering more news and less opinion. He’s attracted more attention lately for departures under his watch, like former “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter. Last Friday, CNN White House correspondent John Harwood announced that he was exiting.

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Harwood had worked at The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as NBC News.

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