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Matt Miller is an author, columnist, radio host, television commentator and consultant whose work focuses on agenda-setting ideas and creative problem-solving in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
In his public policy work, Miller is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post; the host of Left, Right & Center, public radio's popular political week-in-review program (named by iTunes as one of its "best podcasts"); and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Miller's first book, The Two Percent Solution: Fixing America's Problems In Ways Liberals And Conservatives Can Love (PublicAffairs, 2003) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. In its cover review, the Washington Post's Sunday Book World called Two Percent "a welcome return to political thinking on a big canvas agenda;" the Wall Street Journal called it a "small marvel of a book." His most recent book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Revolutionary Thinking For A New Age of Prosperity (Times Books, 2009) has been called "downright prescient" (Time) and "fascinating" (Washington Post). Miller's commentary has been featured on The Colbert Report, Real Time With Bill Maher, The Kudlow Report, and many other public affairs programs. He has also appeared and guest hosted frequently on MSNBC. He previously wrote a nationally syndicated column for Tribune Media Services, and served as a guest columnist for the New York Times op-ed page (subbing for Maureen Dowd) in May 2005.
In his business life, Miller consults to corporations, foundations and government organizations on issues of strategy, policy and communications.
Earlier in his career, Miller held senior posts in both government and business. Miller served as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1995, where his duties included managing the staff work for presidential decision making on the budget, and leading management studies both for OMB and the White House. From 1991 to 1992 he was a White House Fellow, serving as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to his government service, Mr. Miller did a stint with McKinsey, where from 1989 to 1991 he managed strategy and organization assignments for media and retail companies.
Mr. Miller was born in New York City and raised in Rye Town, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. He received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University (his junior year was spent at the London School of Economics). He received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and book reviews editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Miller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Screen Actors Guild (thanks to a cameo appearance in the thriller, The Siege.) His wife, Jody Miller, is the founder and CEO of Business Talent Group. They live with their 15 year old daughter in Los Angeles.
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