- WBAL-TV Lead Investigative Reporter
Investigative reporter Jayne Miller is well known in the Baltimore region through her long tenure of more than 25 years with WBAL-TV.
Jayne first served as a general assignment reporter, then as a consumer advocate with "11 On Your Side," and, now, as the lead investigative reporter with the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team.
Jayne has a reputation for breaking stories that otherwise may never be told. Her work has uncovered corrupt public officials and unethical practices in private business, as well as raised issues of accountability and effectiveness in the criminal justice system. Frequently, Jayne's reporting has resulted in changes in legislation and public policy and sparked widespread debate.
She has often gained national exposure in her reporting. In 2003, her investigation of one of the country's largest mortgage servicing companies sparked a federal investigation, an internal management shakeup and, for the first time, focused regulatory attention on predatory servicing practices.
Jayne started her career in journalism with a small daily newspaper in Pennsylvania, and she landed her first job in television in 1976 in Harrisburg, Pa. She was part of the first wave of women to appear on air.
From 1978 to 1979, Jayne covered state government for WQED-TV in Pittsburgh. During this time, she extensively covered the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, an assignment that she considers one of the most challenging of her career.
Jayne was a reporter for CBS News from 1982 to 1984. Based in Washington, she frequently covered the White House, Capitol Hill and a wide range of domestic and international issues.
Her work has earned national and regional awards in journalism. In the fall of 2003, she received the broadcast award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
In 2007, Jayne was recognized by "Baltimore Magazine" as one of the most influential people in the region when she was named to its Power 50 list. In 2008, she was recognized as one of the most influential by the "Daily Record."
Additionally, the Women's Law Center of Maryland has recognized Jayne for her contribution to women's rights. The House of Ruth Maryland has recognized her investigative reporting on domestic violence issues. She is also a Penn State University Alumni Fellow.
Jayne holds a keen interest in urban affairs. She lives in the city of Baltimore and is a member of the boards of directors for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, the Baltimore Citizens Planning and Housing Association and the Friends of Canton Dog Park.
Jayne has been an instructor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She's also an avid golfer.