Anniston broadcaster Paulette Miller dies at age 57

by Dixon Hayes

Fox6 Anniston Videojournalist

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - Paulette Miller, one of the best known broadcast journalists in Anniston, died Monday at her most recent workplace, WHOG-AM.  She was 53.

The Calhoun County coroner, Pat Brown, says Miller died of natural causes, apparently a heart attack.

Miller spent the bulk of her radio/TV career at the Radio Building, 1330 Noble Street, working for two different broadcast outlets including WHOG.

At the time of her death, Miller was news director of WHOG, and was also involved in a community project, recording oral histories of those in the Anniston area who were involved in the civil rights movement.  The recordings are to be used in a civil rights museum in the area.

For 19 years (1977-96) Miller's face and voice were a constant presence on WHMA-TV (later WJSU-TV), Channel 40, the longtime CBS affiliate in Anniston.  Originally hired in a non-news capacity--handling movies and syndicated TV shows for the station--Miller moved over to the news department and became known for such stories as the murder case involving the so-called "Black Widow," Audrey Hilley, and the attempts by the Fort McClellan Army post to survive the base closure list.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Monday, February 21st, at the Anniston City Meeting Center.

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