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Bill Miller

Dedicated & highly experienced writer with expertise in all news beats, brand journalism, editing, newsroom management

Location icon United States

Analytical and highly qualified, I bring several years of experience in journalism and an extensive background in online and print environments to each assignment. Through permanent positions and as a freelancer, my record of accomplishments spans across multiple projects and publications. Through a combination of solid decision making, dedication to producing quality work, and a keen understanding of how people – whether employees, vendors, customers, or partners – impact operations, I offer a track record of developing engaging content to help drive web traffic and establish brands as industry thought leaders.

Engaging and collaborative, I am relied upon to guide special projects and content strategy decisions to identify and capitalize on opportunities for market penetration and audience growth.

Portfolio

News and Features 2018-2019

Preston Hollow People
12/21/2018
Have Preston Hollow Voters Turned Purple?

The 2018 mid-term election showed signs of a Democratic rebirth in Texas. “There is a purple Texas on the horizon,” an SMU professor said.

Park Cities People
09/03/2018
Manners, Please!

Etiquette is not for snobbery. It's about kindness. So "Throw kindness like confetti," urges this international etiquette expert trained at Buckingham Palace.

Preston Hollow People
10/24/2018
Luxury SOLO: High-End Homes Going Up East of Love Field

"Solo" does not mean "going it alone" in an old neighborhood near Dallas Love Field where builders and realtors are developing the next luxury home-buying destination. It's dubbed "SOLO," meaning "south of Lovers (Lane)."

Park Cities People
12/11/2018
The Art of Gifting

Dallas entrepreneur inherits her mother's love for pretty packages.

Preston Hollow People
04/26/2018
Vaughn Mansion Auction Draws Interest

A Preston Hollow mansion billed as an architectural "masterpiece" went to auction in February, but this was no "fire sale." Known as the Grady Vaughn home, 5350 S. Dentwood Drive, it is among high-end Dallas properties with sellers sidestepping traditional listings and going straight to auction.

News and Features 2013-2017

Combat Handguns
11/01/2017
Courage Under Fire

Dave Eubank, a humanitarian aid worker, rescued this girl from ISIS violence in Iraq. Eubank, former U.S. Army Special Forces, is the founder of the aid group, Free Burma Rangers. Photo via Free Burma Rangers' Twitter page.

Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement
07/09/2015
Vested: Protective gear saves Houston cop's life in shooting

Houston Police Officer John Calhoun was shot while tangling with a suspect, but his vest stopped the slug, leaving only a bad welt (left). Calhoun is shown (right) with his partner, Officer Andrea Munoz. Photo By Houston Police

America's Notorious Criminals
08/03/2015
The Black Dahlia

Elizabeth Short sought stardom in the 1940s, but this "Black Dahlia" became the victim in one of the nation's most gruesome unsolved cases. Public Domain Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
08/31/2014
Suspect in young woman's death ducks extradition; grieving parents outraged

Amanda Lizzio, 21, of Grapevine, died in November 2013 of a head injury suffered in a chain of collisions in north Dallas. But the man suspected of being drunk and causing the wreck fled to his native El Salvador and the existing extradition treaty can't touch him. Photo By Geolina163 - Own work, via Wikimedia Commons http://bit.ly/2vVBHba

Brand Journalism, B2B and B2C Content, Product Reviews 2014-2018

SHOT Business Daily
01/26/2018
Pelican Cases

Hanging by a Thread: When disaster struck, it was a phone case that prevented tragedy

Field & Stream
11/01/2015
Ram Trucks Deer Camp Special

By Bill Miller A hunter relies on the physiological mechanics of his heart, lungs, and muscles to find elusive big game animals in rugged backcountry. Before lacing up his boots for early season elk or mule deer, the smart hunter hits the gym to work out.

News and Features 2002-2012

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
12/20/2012
Jew, Muslim, Baptist join in prayer for Sandy Hook victims

FORT WORTH -- From the pulpit of a Methodist church and standing near a rabbi, a Muslim imam expressed sadness Thursday night that families of slain children in Newtown, Conn., will be deprived of the joy of Christmas morning. Photo By VOA - http://bit.ly/2eXm5xd, Public Domain, http://bit.ly/2ws3eAs

Lone Star Outdoor News
12/09/2011
Unsung Heroes: Woody plants help deer survive in drought

NOT A SNACK: A white-tailed buck in South Texas browses on spiny hackberry—one of the hardy woody plants credited for helping deer survive during the harshest drought on record. Photo by Tim Fulbright

Photojournalism, Videography

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