Mike Baker (CIA officer)

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Michael Baker
Allegiance USA
Service Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Born London, England
Nationality American/British
Occupation CIA Officer
Security consultant

Mike Baker is a former covert operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, president and co-founder of Diligence LLC, a private intelligence and security firm, a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, and current producer and script adviser to the entertainment industry. He resides in Idaho with his wife and three sons.


Baker spent 17 years as a covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations.[1] He engaged in, organized and supervised operations around the globe, working in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.

Private sector[edit]

In December 2000, after leaving government service, Baker co-founded Diligence. Baker left Diligence in 2004 to found Prescience LLC, another private intelligence company.[2] Baker returned to Diligence in 2009, when Diligence acquired Prescience.[3][4] Baker is currently Diligence's President, Americas.[5]

Television & Radio[edit]

Baker is a repeated panelist and guest host[6] on Fox News' Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He also serves as a technical advisor[7] for the entertainment industry.

When acting as the ombudsman on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld in 2011, Baker presents a graph of the "wanker gap" for the first half of the program.[8] Baker has never given an explanation of the meaning of the "wanker gap."

He appeared on Deadliest Warrior, episode "KGB vs. CIA," as a member of the CIA team. Baker was a trainer on Spy, a 2004 reality TV series in which amateurs were trained and evaluated in espionage techniques. He is also a frequent guest on the "Opie & Anthony Radio Show" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Imus.

He recently appeared on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM after being booked by a parody Twitter account of the show's actual booker.


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