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Jim Sciutto is Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN, reporting and providing analysis on all aspects of U.S. national security, including foreign policy, the military, terrorism, and the intelligence community, a position he took on in September 2013. From 2011 to 2013 he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He was formerly ABC News' Senior Foreign correspondent, based in London. He is the author of Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World.
Sciutto attended Regis High School in New York City. Sciutto is a 1992 graduate of Yale University, and majored in Chinese history. Sciutto began his career in television as the moderator and the producer of a Public Broadcasting Service program, The Student Press, a weekly public affairs talk show aimed at college students. Sciutto was the Hong Kong correspondent for Asia Business News, and covered the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. Sciutto also covered stories in China, Mongolia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. He joined ABC News in 1998, working in Chicago before moving to Washington D.C. to cover the Pentagon. In 2006, Sciutto was named Senior Foreign Correspondent, ABC's lead reporter on foreign stories. Sciutto has travelled to and covered stories in 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, including more than a dozen assignments each in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. Sciutto was the only American journalist to embed with U.S. Special Forces during the Iraq invasion, to report from inside Myanmar during the government crackdown in Fall 2007, and to file from inside Zimbabwe during the election crisis in April 2008.
- Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting from Iran during the 2009 election protests.
- George Polk Award for Television Reporting in 2007 for his undercover reporting inside Myanmar.
- Emmy awards in 2004 and 2005 for best story in a regularly scheduled newscast for his reporting in Iraq. Emmy nominations in 2008 for his reporting inside Myanmar and in 2005 for his reporting in Beslan, Russia during the school siege.
- Fulbright Fellow in Hong Kong from 1993 to 1994.
- Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale.
- Selected as a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations in 2008.
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