TORONTO STAR JOURNALIST
ONTARIO NEWSPAPER AWARD NOMINATED FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
TORONTO STAR CALGARY
Jason Miller is a Toronto-based journalist and filmmaker currently serving as a member of the Toronto Star’s crime and justice team after helping to spearhead the launch of StarMetro Calgary and theStar.com in Calgary as bureau chief in 2018.
He brings more than a decade of experience as a news reporter, including a one-year stint as a breaking news reporter at the Toronto Star in 2008/09, followed by eight years covering a string of beats including crime and courts, policing, education, health and Indigenous affairs for Post Media, before returning to Torstar as bureau chief in March 2018. In 2010, he received a National Newspaper Award nomination for his coverage of the case of disgraced RCAF Col. Russell Williams. He also received a 2013 Ontario Newspaper Award investigative/enterprise reporting nomination for his probe into child welfare. Miller also served as a producer and writer for the TVO true-crime feature-length documentary, Some Sort of Judas, released on the network in 2017.
Miller was recently selected as one of more than 100 journalists across the country to be a part of the Local Journalism Initiative, launched to improve coverage in underserved areas. Since July 2020 Miller has served as the crime and justice reporter in Peel Region, where he's delved into a variety of issues including police, courts, youth justice, and preventive programs.
Since returning to the Star's reporting pool in 2019 Jason has covered such high-profile stories as the rail blockades in support of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation, the community response to the city's gun-violence epidemic and police shooting and killing people of colour.
He has worked for the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, The Belleville Intelligencer and has been published in more than a dozen newspapers, including the London Free Press, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Citizen and National Post.
Jason has been featured as a pundit and guest reporter on several national and local broadcasters, including the CBC's broadcast of the Russell Williams 2010 murder case in Belleville, CPAC's coverage of the Bay of Quinte riding during the 2015 federal election, Toronto's Newstalk 1010 and the Grapevine on Toronto radio station G98.7 FM. Since Nov. 2020 Miller has been offering his expert analysis at an eclectic mix of professional speaking engagements including a panel at Durham College diving into racialized representation in media, Durham College's Institute of Student Leadership (ISL) 2021 summit on Allyship and Leadership: Diversifying Canadian Culture and hosting a Feb. 2021 session into crime and courts reporting for a first-year reporting class at Ryerson University.
Jason currently serves on the program advisory committees for the journalism programs at Durham College and Loyalist College.