Three times John Miller has jumped from reporter to an institution he covered as a reporter.
Here's a brief timeline:
1973-1994: Journalist, including 10 years as an investigative reporter for New York's NBC affiliate.
1994-1995: Law enforcement official, as deputy police commissioner for the NYPD.
1995-2002: Journalist, as a correspondent for ABC's 20/20.
2003-2005: Law enforcement official, as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department's Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau.
2005-2011: Law enforcement official, as the FBI's assistant director for the Office of Public Affairs.
2011-2013: Journalist, as a senior correspondent for CBS News, including reporting for 60 Minutes.
2014-present: Law enforcement official, as NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence.
That so many respectable employers have hired Miller indicates his competence. Perhaps he will make New Yorkers even safer during his tenure at One Police Plaza. By taking that pursuit, though, he's done a disservice to journalism.More »