Otesa Middleton Miles, Lead Writer
If you've subscribed to the business standard, Dow Jones Newswires or read the Wall Street Journal's prescription drug coverage, you've seen Otesa Middleton Miles' byline.
For more than eight years she made complex drug regulations clear and relevant to scores of readers, including those at Smart Money.
Miles also conducted several one-day seminars at the Food and Drug Administration on working with the media, was a guest journalism lecturer at Howard University and at the University of Maryland, and taught writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, coached other writers at the National Association of Science Writers annual meeting and reported live on MSNBC and NPR.
For the 2004-2005 academic year, Miles was one of only 16 journalists chosen from around the globe for the prestigious Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan.
In the early 1990s Miles won awards as a writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch where she also reported live nightly on the local CBS affiliate's news.
Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times and in the non-fiction book,
"The Culture of Fear" by Barry Glassner, published in 2000 by Basic Books.
She has written press releases and bios for WNBA players and a nationally known comedian. For one of the NBA's most popular summer leagues in Los Angeles, she coached athletes for interviews, wrote releases and helped the press room run smoothly.c