MTV has tapped Brian “B. Dot” Miller as the new lead music correspondent for MTV News, as reported by Billboard.
Miller will work with the network with music genres but with a focus on hip-hop. He will be responsible for developing new music franchises, covering live events and moderating one-on-one interviews with new digital series like Office Hours.
“MTV is such a storied, legendary brand. I grew up idolizing correspondents like Sway, Ananda Lewis and Kurt Loder. So, to follow in those footsteps, it’s a big responsibility. I’m ready to take on that challenge of carrying a legacy that presents music in its highest form. I think I’m bringing in a new voice, as someone who is credible in the hip-hop space and is for the culture. I grew up on the brand, so I know the importance of it and how to represent it the right way.”
Miller comes to MTV family from TIDAL, where he will continue to co-host the Rap Radar podcast alongside his long-time partner Elliott Wilson, who serves as TIDAL’s director of culture & content. The podcast has featured notable guests like Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Nipsey Hussle.
Miller brings a wealth of experience to his new post at MTV. Over the course of Miller’s 15-year career includes previous roles like the content director for RapRadar.com and senior director of editorial and playlists at Epic Records.
“Growing up it meant something when you were being interviewed by MTV News. Holding that microphone was like a sign that your arrived in your career,” he continues. “So, I want our conversations to feel special and have a lasting impact. It’s about adapting. I know most of the newer generation of music fans are on social media platforms. So It’s going to be my job to bridge the gap and deliver content they find interesting and engaging.”