As the Owner & CEO of Wrigley Media Group, Wrigley Miller leads the vision of the Kentucky-based brand that conceives, creates, produces and distributes media content seen around the world.
Well-known and respected as a gold-medal equestrian athlete, the multi-faceted Misdee Wrigley Miller is also well thought of and awarded in the fields of broadcast journalism and business.
With a broadcasting degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and previously appearing on air for the CBS affiliate KOOL-TV in Phoenix, Az., Wrigley Miller is the recipient of numerous awards for documentaries she has produced and/or hosted. As a reporter, Wrigley Miller specialized in investigative stories and was recognized with a civic award for her groundbreaking series on domestic violence, which ultimately helped enact legislation in Arizona protecting victims.
On the path to a promising career in television news, the fourth-generation horsewoman’s plans shifted to the industry in which she had grown up – the horse business. Wrigley Miller’s mother, Dorothy (Deedie) was the daughter of Philip and Helen Wrigley who were pioneers in breeding Arabian horses in the United States. Deedie continued that tradition and Wrigley Miller decided to leave the news business to pursue her passion for horses and help her mother run her farm.
Video production was still in Wrigley Miller’s heart, so she teamed up with renowned horse photographer Scott Trees in the late 80s to produce marketing videos devoted to the horse industry with clients that included Kenny Rogers and Mike Nichols.
In 2001, Wrigley Miller relocated her horse operation to Lexington, Ky., and shortly thereafter was asked to help produce a video for the American Saddlebred Museum and hence was introduced to Post Time Productions. Wrigley Miller worked with the company on a few projects and noticing the caliber of talent and the opportunity for growth, became a partner in the company that would eventually become Wrigley Media Group.
At the same time, Wrigley Miller continued her equestrian career; she helped Team USA win its first gold medal at the World Equestrian Games 2018 in combined driving, as she became the first woman to win gold in the sport. The Saddlebred Division of Wrigley Miller’s Hillcroft Farm is the first farm since 1932 to win all four coveted World Grand Champion titles with their Saddlebred horses.
In 2017, Wrigley Miller was offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to combine two of her loves – horses and broadcast journalism. Great Britain’s Prince Philip, an early advocate of combined driving, gave Miller his only interview after announcing he was retiring from his royal duties. During the interview, they discussed his influence in the development of the sport of combined driving. The interview with the then 95-year-old prince, is believed to be his last, and is part of a Wrigley Media production about the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The hour-long program aired on NBC Sports Network and in Britain on Horse & Country TV.
A Chicago, Il. Native, Wrigley Miller divides her time between Kentucky, Florida and the Netherlands. Wrigley Miller is a dedicated member of the community through her service on boards that have included the US Equestrian Federation, The Fayette Alliance and the Catalina Island Conservancy.
The Wrigley family name and the history that accompanies it is something near and dear to Wrigley Miller’s heart. Like her great-grandfather and grandfather before her, Wrigley Miller is passionate with a purpose. Naturally, in her free time, Wrigley Miller enjoys rooting on the Chicago Cubs. Cognitive of having a name that is recognized around the world, Wrigley Miller constantly strives to honor the standard of excellence maintained by four generations, whether it be in the equestrian arena or the media world.