Jim Sciutto is CNN's chief national security correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He reports and provides analysis across the network's programs and platforms on all aspects of U.S. national security, including foreign policy, the military and the intelligence community.
Sciutto frequently reports from overseas, including the Charlie Hebdo and Paris terrorist attacks in France and the violent elections in the Ukraine. He has traveled to Asia, Europe and the Middle East with senior U.S. leaders as well as Tehran as the U.S. and Iran began implementing the historic nuclear agreement. He has twice interviewed Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, including securing Iran's first reaction to President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union remarks.
Prior to joining CNN, Sciutto served as ABC News' senior foreign correspondent, based primarily in London and later, from Washington. In his role, he reported from more than 50 countries across the globe. His extensive coverage included dozens of assignments from inside Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
Sciutto is also the author of a book on the driving forces behind Islamic radicalization, Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World.
Sciutto's one-hour CNN special, Targeting Terror: Inside the Intelligence War, was recognized with a 2016 Headliner Award for documentaries. His reporting in Iran during the 2009 election protests earned him an Edward R. Murrow award. He was also awarded the George Polk Award and a citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club for his undercover reporting from Myanmar, where he bucked government restrictions to tell the stories of that country's repressive regime. His reporting for the series Iraq: Where Things Stand was recognized with an Emmy Award for two consecutive years.
Sciutto has also served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke. Prior to ABC News, he served as 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. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in Chinese history.
Jim is married to Gloria Riviera-Sciutto, Washington Correspondent for ABC News.
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