FOX5 reporter Emily Miller, known for her investigative work and tendency to advertise the fact that she owns at least one gun, will leave the network “to start a new investigative project near to [her] heart,” according to a statement first reported by the Washington Examiner.
Miller confirmed her departure Tuesday on her public Facebook page:
She provided the same statement to City Desk as she did to the Examiner: “It was a truly rewarding experience to work at Fox 5 DC. Local TV news is unique because it let me directly help people who felt they had no one fight for them. It showed me clearly why the fourth estate is so important in our country.”
FOX5’s Vice President and General Manager Patrick Paolini added in a statement: “Unfortunately, Emily has decided to move on at the end of her 2-year contract[.] Emily brought original reporting, got real results from her investigations and demonstrated exemplary coverage of the Baltimore Riots. We wish her the best in the future.”
Her high-profile regional reporting was not without controversy. Last year, the Post uncovered documents revealing that Miller may have exaggerated an apparent “home invasion” she fell victim to at the beginning of 2010. (“Instead, Miller spotted someone leaving the property as she returned from walking a dog,” former City Paper editor Erik Wemple wrote.) Last month, the Post reported, FOX5 seemingly killed a story she had advertised on social media that was supposed to recount a white student’s experience of Black History Month at Richard Wright Public Charter School.
Before joining FOX5, Miller worked as an opinion writer at the Washington Times and as Republican communications operative.
Photo via Emily Miller’s Twitter feed