Award-winning Fox 5 I-Team chief Emily Miller, well known in Washington media and political circles, is leaving the station.
Miller, a former House GOP and Bush administration spokeswoman who also worked for the Washington Times, is leaving after two years during which she had scoops on former Mayor Marion Barry's failure to pay parking tickets and excessive fines on Virginia toll roads.
Miller is well-known on the Washington media and political world. She was a spokesperson for former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. She then shifted to the news business, first with Human Events and then as an opinion editor with the Washington Times.
At the Times, she charted her efforts to legally buy a gun in Washington during the city's fight to remain anti-gun, a position changed by the Supreme Court in a decision written by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. There, she won the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism in 2012.
She detailed her fight in "Emily Gets Her Gun, But Obama Wants To Take Yours."
Said Miller, "It was truly a rewarding experience to work at Fox 5 D.C. Local TV news is unique because it let me directly help people who felt they ha d no one to fight for them. It showed me clearly why the fourth estate is so important in our country."
She added, "Now I've decided to leave at the end of my contract. I'm excited to start a new investigative project near to my heart."
Station Vice President Patrick Paolini said, "Unfortunately, Emily has decided to move on at the end of her two-year contract. Emily brought original reporting, got real results from her investigations and demonstrated exemplary coverage of the Baltimore Riots. We wish her the best in the future."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org