Managing Editor, News and Information
Nick Miller is an award-winning editor with more than 15 years of newsroom experience. Most recently, he served as a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Nick previously worked in the world of print journalism. In 2016, as editor-in-chief of the East Bay Express in Oakland, his staff earned several honors, including the prestigious, national George Polk Award for “Local Reporting,” which recognized the paper’s investigation of the Oakland Police Department’s sex-crime scandal.
He also worked as an editor for 12 years at the Sacramento News & Review. Nick oversaw that paper’s First Amendment legal battle with former mayor and NBA all-star Kevin Johnson, work that the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists recognized with a James Madison Freedom of Information Award in 2016. That same year, his paper also won the California News Publishers Association’s “General Excellence” prize for best publication in the state.
Nick has earned numerous awards for both editing and writing, including several CNPA first-place wins. The national Association of Alternative Newsmedia twice honored his reporting on freedom-of-the-press issues, and once for his coverage of homelessness in Sacramento.
When not in the newsroom, you’ll find Nick on the American River bike trail. He lives in the central city with his pug, Bernie (named after the dance, not the Vermont senator). Follow him on Twitter at @NickMiller510, and send news tips to [email protected]
Sacramento Police Stop, Search, Use Force Against Black Residents At Much Higher Rate Than White People, Report Says
July 28, 2021
Between 2014 and 2019, police were 4.5 times more likely to commit acts of force against Black residents, according to a report by the Center for Policing Equity and released Tuesday.
June 15, 2021
From Sacramento and San Joaquin to Placer and Yolo counties, workers, customers and business owners celebrated the state’s easing of COVID guidelines — but not everyone was ready to take off their masks.
Sacramento Closes Two Warming Centers For Homeless Residents After Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19
February 19, 2021
Three additional employees are “symptomatic” but awaiting test results. The city will deep clean the locations in downtown and perform contact tracing of the other workers, volunteers and guests.
February 8, 2021
A group of nearly 50 people clad in black threw rocks and vandalized Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s home on Saturday night, prompting a strong rebuke from the mayor and allies, and a police investigation.
January 27, 2021
The Sacramento City Council voted to declare a local emergency and open at least one warming center after two unhoused people died during last night's powerful winter storm.
Legal Observers Say Sacramento Police Arrests Unfairly Targeted Activists With Antifa On Eve Of Inauguration
January 20, 2021
A police department spokesperson says the arrests were based on warrants for violent assaults during previous protests. But advocates say the department’s officers give pro-Trump groups preferential treatment.
January 20, 2021
After pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago, state and local law enforcement began surrounding California’s Capitol. Despite the preparation for violence, none occurred.
January 12, 2021
Counties in the greater Sacramento Region were released from stay-at-home orders for the region Tuesday, ending a six-week period where many businesses had to stop or severely limit business operations.
Massive Car Caravan Supporting Farmers In India Overwhelms Sacramento As Clashes Between Proud Boys, Antifa Continue Near Capitol
December 19, 2020
Multiple demonstrations collided outside California's statehouse on Saturday. Proud Boys also returned for the seventh straight week and faced-off again with individuals in all black who associate with antifa.
Antifa Protesters Confront Pro-Trump Demonstrators, Proud Boys At California’s Capitol, Violence Ensues
December 5, 2020
Violent clashes punctuated Saturday’s standoffs, including at least one beating carried out by antifa counter-protesters, who also hurled glass bottles and fireworks at Trump supporters and shattered car windows.