Brittney Miller

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

Reporter Profile

Brittney J. Miller covers energy and the environment for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to this, Miller earned a master’s degree in science writing and communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. There, she wrote about anything science-related —international research, local environmental issues and more—through internships with Nature, Knowable Magazine and the Monterey Herald, and she was named a fellow at The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and an ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation Scholar. Miller holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and journalism from the University of Florida, where her journalism career began at the college’s digital and radio news outlet, WUFT News. When she’s not typing or taking pictures, Miller loves hiking, gardening and cooking.

Beat: Flooding and its effects (Mississippi River Basin Project)

Cedar Rapids has experienced record-setting flooding in recent years when heavy rains caused the Cedar River to crest well above the flood stage. The river flows into the Iowa River, a tributary of the Mississippi. This multimedia reporter works on the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, an initiative of Report for America, in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists, offering a network of collaborative reporting covering water, agriculture and environmental issues across the Mississippi River Basin.