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Jim Sciutto

Anchor and Chief National Security Analyst at CNN 

Jim Sciutto is CNN’s Chief National Security Analyst and Anchor of CNN Newsroom. Mr Sciutto reports and provides analysis on all aspects of US national security, including foreign policy, the military, the intelligence community, and the State Department. Throughout his career, he has reported from more than 50 countries, including dozens of assignments from inside Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran, as well as multiple assignments in Ukraine and the Middle East. Mr Sciutto is the author of four books, including the New York Times Bestseller, The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China and the Next World War (Dutton Books, 2024), which examines the breakdown of a decades-old international order among the world’s strongest powers. He also wrote The Shadow War (2019), on Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine the US, and an inside look at President Trump’s foreign policy, entitled The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World (2020). Among his honors are Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the George Polk Award, and the White House Correspondence Association’s Merriman Smith Award. 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. Mr Sciutto began his career as the moderator and producer of a weekly public affairs talk show on PBS and also served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the US Ambassador to China. He 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. 
Updated: April 19, 2024