Who is Emily Miller?

I’m what people call a “DC Insider.” But I’m not like the rest of them. I tell the whole truth. It sometimes gets me in trouble. And I’ve made enemies. I’ve also made a lot of loyal friends (who aren’t dogs.)

I’ve been a national TV reporter and a presidential appointee. There’s even a Hollywood movie character based on me (more about that here.) But I’m the real Emily Miller.

TV and Presidential Appointee

I have a rare combination of experiences in my career. I’ve been a journalist in mainstream media (ABC News, NBC News) and conservative media (Fox, OAN, The Washington Times.)

Also, I’ve worked in the most powerful offices in the government as a strategic advisor and spokesman at the FDA (details here), The State Department and Capitol Hill. I know everyone in this town. That access gets me inside information.

I am walking into our plane in Israel as deputy press secretary at the Department of State for Secretary of State Colin Powell.

I have worked for and with the most powerful people in media and government in Washington. I know them. They don’t scare me. That makes me dangerous (which is surprising when you meet me in person and see I’m barely 5’2”.)

I’m a published author of the book Emily Gets Her Gun. I’ve won multiple awards for investigative journalism. My reporting has led to the laws being changed in D.C. and Virginia. I will fight for the Constitution, the underdog, the rights of individuals, fairness and common sense. The last line in my book: “The fight is for freedom.”

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Original reporting: What makes my journalism unique is that I rarely use reporting from other outlets because I don’t trust them for accuracy. That’s why I give my readers original and first-hand sources. If I use someone else’s reporting, I link to it and verify it as much as I can before passing it on to you.

Civility: I named this newsletter for the journalist Emily Post, who wrote iconic books on etiquette because we need a place for civilized debate on politics and culture.

I can no longer stand to be called names, get in online fights with strangers, be threatened, or have my heart rate go up simply because I tweeted, jumped in comments on a website or posted on Facebook.

You will find respect for each other’s opinions and a calm place to read, learn and engage. People like the ones in the photo below — who protested to get me fired when I was a chief investigative reporter at Fox 5 DC — are not welcome.

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