Cole Miller joined the 10/11 NOW news team in August of 2022 as an evening anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts. In a return home, he is thrilled to be able to share the stories impacting Lincoln and Nebraska at the station he grew up watching and interning at.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he received his degree in Broadcast Journalism while working at the ABC station in Lincoln. He won numerous AP awards for his spot-news and agricultural stories. From there, he spent two years reporting at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he covered the state’s legislature, wildfires, and protests against police use-of-force. The Land of Enchantment holds a special place in his heart – from the culture and cuisine to the dramatic landscapes.
His career then took him further west to Portland, Oregon where he spent more than four years reporting and anchoring at KOIN. During that time, he covered the 2016 militia-led standoff in Burns at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Standing Rock Pipeline protest in North Dakota, the Oregon Ducks run to the Final Four in Phoenix, along with trips to British Columbia and Idaho to report on extremist and hate groups. He also reported for CBS Radio during the unrest following the 2016 presidential election. As the lead nightside reporter, the 11 p.m. newscast won “Best Newscast” three years in a row.
Most recently, he reported for KOMO in Seattle, Washington. He extensively covered the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak from the frontlines, the racial justice protests that rocked the city in 2020, and worked alongside Portland affiliates at the deadly Riverside Fire that scorched more than 138,000 acres in Central Oregon. His work on illegal street takeovers was nominated for an Emmy in 2022.
Back in Lincoln, he is once again surrounded by family and friends – this time with his "better half," Maggie, in tow. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bike, taking still photographs, exploring all that’s changed in town, and meeting new people.