Kenneth Miller is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Salon, Discover, Elle, More, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and many other publications. His beats include culture, crime, entertainment, science, religion and the environment. Ken has captured the inner life of stunt pilots and crack addicts, movie stars and migrant workers, archaeologists and genocide investigators, shipwreck survivors and conjoined twins. He has reported from Tanzania, Russia, Iceland, Peru, the Alaskan bush, and the wilds of Hollywood.
Ken is a contributing editor for Discover, and a former West Coast editor of Reader’s Digest, senior editor at People, and senior writer at Life. He was a senior writer and editor for Our Times: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the 20th Century. He has appeared on The Today Show, Late Night With Larry King, CNN Newsroom, and other TV and radio programs.
His honors include the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, the ASJA Award for Best Science Writing, the June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Writing, the Wilbur Award for Religious Reporting, and the E.T. Meredith Award for Creative Excellence. His work on both sides of the assigning desk helped earn Reader’s Digest its first-ever National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Ken has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. He speaks Spanish and French, and plays keyboards and harmonica. He lives with his wife and two kids in a canyon west of the city.