CBS News senior correspondent John Miller has accepted a new role with the New York Police Department, it was confirmed Thursday.
The network announced Miller's exit on the WCBS evening news. Miller spoke about his new role, which he said was "a great challenge that I hope to rise to."
He also referred to his past role as chief of counterterrorism and criminal intelligence at the LAPD, saying, "I think if you take the LA experience, we had a pretty effective shop there. I think if you look at the New York experience, they have certainly the biggest, most complex and forward-leaning counterterrorism operation of any police department in the world."
CBS Radio producer Charlie Kaye had tweeted the news just moments earlier.
The announcement comes after rumors earlier this month that incoming NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton was considering Miller for a top post, either in counterterrorism or intelligence.
Miller's appointment is not very surprising, considering that the two worked together in the past and are still close friends, according to the journalist. Miller worked under Bratton at the NYPD as deputy commissioner for public information, and later as the LAPD's chief of counterterrorism and criminal intelligence during Bratton's tenure as commissioner there.
Meanwhile, CBS News praised Miller and his career at the network. “John Miller is a remarkable journalist with deep insight into law enforcement," the network said in a statement on Thursday. "He has been invaluable to the CBS News family. We wish him well in his quest to help make the City of New York a safer place as part of the NYPD. John will always have a home at CBS News.”