Brad Mielke is an ABC News correspondent based in New York and hosts ABC’s daily news podcast “Start Here,” which takes a straightforward look at the day’s top news in 20 minutes. Brad has interviewed some of the country’s biggest newsmakers including James Comey, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill Gates, Kathy Griffin and more. Since its launch in March 2018, “Start Here” has posted special episodes on some of the world’s biggest events including the Singapore Summit, the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford, the State of the Union and most recently, the Mueller report, with Brad at the center of the podcast’s reporting.
Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the Minneapolis police department. Business owners complain that despite a year of layoffs, they're having trouble hiring. And on Earth Day, ABC's Ginger Zee explores the future of American mining.
As a jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts, our team reaches out to legal analysts, Minnesotans, and George Floyd's family for reactions.
The jury has begun deliberating in the Derek Chauvin trial. Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an exclusive interview to ABC News. And with every American adult eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, experts worry demand is already slowing.
Attorneys in the Derek Chauvin trial prepare for closing arguments, while Minneapolis prepares for a potential verdict. Authorities say the alleged gunman behind the killing of eight people in Indianapolis had already had a gun removed from his possession... but was able to buy two more anyway. And Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic is back on the brink of death, less than three months after returning to Russia.
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
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