On the News

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Alumni Profiles, Fall/Winter 2018-19

As a reporter covering national security for The Washington Post, Greg Miller ’90 has the difficult task of investigating Russia’s interference in the last U.S. presidential election. That work won him — and other Post and New York Times reporters — the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. It also forms the basis of a new book, The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy (HarperCollins, 2018). The book includes original reporting based on hundreds of interviews. “This was the most all-consuming project I’ve ever been involved in — but totally worth it. I feel super proud of what I’ve done with this,” said Miller, who joined the Post in 2010 from the Los Angeles Times. When he does have downtime, Miller, a native of Northern California, said he enjoys fly fishing and sports. “I was huge into intramural sports at UC Davis. I loved that scene and have tried to replicate that even now,” he said. He didn’t, however, study journalism at UC Davis. An agricultural and managerial economics major, he spent his summers at his hometown newspaper, later earning a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. But he said he remembers his undergraduate years with affection. “I’ve become more fond of Davis and my time there each passing year,” he said. “It’s a special place.”