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Jim Sciutto

Anchor and Chief National Security Analyst,


Jim Sciutto is CNN’s chief national security analyst and anchor of CNN Newsroom with Jim Sciutto weekdays from 2-3pm ET on CNN Max. Sciutto reports and provides analysis on all aspects of U.S. national security including foreign policy, the military, intelligence community and the State Department. Throughout his career, he has reported from more than 50 countries across the globe including dozens of assignments from inside Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Sciutto is the author of a book on Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine the U.S., entitled The Shadow War, published in 2019, and an inside look at President Trump’s foreign policy, entitled The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World, published in 2020, both by Harper Collins. His first book, Against Us: The New Face of America’s Enemies in the Muslim World, analyzes the driving forces behind Islamic radicalization. Among the honors Sciutto’s work has earned are Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the George Polk Award and the White House Correspondence Association’s Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage. Sciutto’s upcoming book, “The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and the Next World War” will focus on the definitive break between the post-Cold War era and this entirely new and uncertain one and will be published in March 2023. Sciutto is also the author of the 2019 bestseller, “The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America”. Prior to joining CNN, Sciutto served as ABC News’ senior foreign correspondent, based in London, and the Hong Kong-based correspondent for Asia Business News. Sciutto began his career as the moderator and producer of a weekly public affairs talk show on PBS. Sciutto has also served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke. Sciutto is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied Chinese history, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an associate fellow at Pierson College at Yale. Sciutto lives with his wife and three children in Washington, DC.

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