Jackie McLean

News director Mark Miller leaving WBAL radio after 31 years

Veteran Baltimore newsman Mark Miller is leaving WBAL radio after more than 31 years at the station.

As news director for 21 of those years at WBAL, Miller led one of the most competitive and ambitious radio news operations in the country. The station was recently rewarded for its efforts with another national Murrow Award.

The 52-year-old journalist said changes in his family life in recent years, which have led to him now commuting be out of state on a regular basis, are partially responsible for the decision to leave WBAL. But he said that he also thinks that if he wants to try and have another career, he can't wait much longer.

"Twenty-one years running any...