sportscaster Gary Miller
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Gary Mill" (born October 31, 1956) is an American sportscaster and radio host.


Miller graduated in the same high school class, in Naperville, Illinois, as former CNN news anchor Paula Zahn.

He has a bachelor's degree in communications at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and was the sports director at the campus radio (WSIU (FM)) and television (WSIU-TV) stations.

Broadcasting career
WSAV-TV, CNN and Headline News

From 1978–82, he was the Sports Director at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia. Before Miller came to ESPN, he spent eight years at CNN and Headline News as part of their sports coverage.

Miller is married and is the father of two.

His sportscasting career was interrupted by an incident in the early hours of October 12, 1997 while covering the American League Championship Series in Cleveland. He was arrested for urinating out of a window at a Cleveland club in the now-defunct Flats section called The Basement. According to Miller, he was drinking at an open-bar party, hosted by the American League, then went to the Flats. He needed to use the restroom but the lines were too long, so he used an empty beer bottle. Newspaper reports quoted the police as saying he had "an instrument used for drugs" -- Miller said it was a plastic dental pick—and the reported "residue" in his pockets were from aspirin and Rolaids. That was later confirmed. Miller was initially charged with indecency, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He immediately pleaded not guilty, but settled the matter with a no contest plea to disorderly conduct.

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