Miller was born in Pittsburgh and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1956. Miller won a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1964 for his coverage of the scandal the unfolded around Tino De Angelis. Miller's reporting became the basis for his book, The Great Salad Oil Swindle published in 1965.
He was chief of the Journal's Washington bureau.
- Miller, Norman C. 1934–. Contemporary Authors. 37–40, First Revision, 391. 1979.
- The Great Salad Oil Swindle (Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1965). by Norman C. Miller