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Jim Sciutto      

Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN & Co-Anchor of CNN Newsroom; Bestselling Author

Jim Sciutto is CNN’s chief national security analyst and anchor of CNN Newsroom with Jim Sciutto weekdays from 3-4pm ET on CNN Max and CNN International.

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, as well as multiple assignments in Ukraine and the Middle East.

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, published in 2024 by Dutton Books, which examines the breakdown of a decades-old international order among the world’s strongest powers. He also wrote The Shadow War, published in 2019, on Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine the U.S., 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 the duPont-Colombia Award, 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.

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.

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.

Jim is married to Gloria Riviera-Sciutto, a journalist and podcaster. They have three children and live in Washington, DC.

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