Dan Miller was one of Tennessee's premier broadcasters before his passing on April 8, 2009. He was the recipient of multiple Emmy Awards, including being the first on-air personality to win the prestigious Governor's Award for lifetime achievement.
Dan was voted Best News Anchor in Nashville more than 20 times in local publications, and in 1986, he was recognized by Television/Radio Age as the Most Popular News Anchor in the United States.
Dan's diverse career spanned five decades.
He first came to Channel 4 in 1969.
After spending 16 years as primary news anchor and seven years hosting the enormously popular "Miller & Company" talk show, Dan left in 1986 to become principal anchor at KCBS in Los Angeles.
Dan later moved to the CBS Entertainment Division, and joined his friend Pat Sajak as sidekick on the late-night "Pat Sajak Show."
During his five years in Los Angeles, Dan appeared on The CBS Morning Show and Hollywood Squares.
He was a guest and frequent substitute host on the Tom Snyder ABC radio show and later appeared with Snyder on his CNBC cable talk show.
Dan hosted and narrated a PBS Special "Patients Without Doctors" and appeared in the CBS movie "The Dottie West Story" with Michele Lee.
After returning to Nashville in 1992, Dan resurrected his talk show "Miller & Company" on TNN (The Nashville Network).
Dan rejoined WSMV as News Anchor in 1995 and landed an exclusive interview with the parents of JonBenet Ramsey in 1999. That interview led to appearances on NBC's Dateline, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and Larry King Live on CNN.
Prior to Nashville and Los Angeles, Dan worked at stations in his hometown of Augusta, Ga., and in Columbia, SC.
Dan is survived by his longtime love, Karen, four children and three grandchildren.
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