Jim Sciutto

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Jim Sciutto
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Jim Sciutto in 2014
James Ernest Sciutto

(1970-03-10) March 10, 1970 (age 53)
EducationYale University
SpouseGloria Riviera (m. 2006)

James Ernest Sciutto (born March 10, 1970) is an American news anchor and former government official who has been the chief national security correspondent for CNN since September 2013.[1] In this role he provides analysis on a variety of topics concerning United States national security, including foreign policy, the military, terrorism, and the intelligence community. From 2011 to 2013, he served as chief of staff to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Prior to his appointment as chief of staff, he was senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, based in London.[2] He is the author of Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World among other books.


Sciutto attended St. Ignatius Loyola School before Regis High School in Manhattan.[3] He is of Italian and Irish descent.[4] Sciutto is a 1992 graduate of Yale College (Pierson) where he majored in Chinese history and graduated cum laude.[5][6] Sciutto began his career in television as the moderator and the producer of the PBS 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.[2]

Sciutto was an appointee of the Obama administration, serving as chief of staff and senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke.[1]

In 2006, he married ABC News Correspondent Gloria Riviera in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Manhattan.[6][7]


  • Sciutto, Jim (September 9, 2008). Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World. Random House. ISBN 978-0307406897.
  • Sciutto, Jim (May 14, 2019). The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America. Harper. ISBN 978-0062853646.
  • Sciutto, Jim (August 11, 2020). The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World. Harper. ISBN 9780063005686.


  • Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting from Iran during the 2009 election protests.[5][8]
  • George Polk Award for Television Reporting in 2007 for his undercover reporting inside Myanmar.[9]
  • 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.[2]
  • Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale.[2]
  • Selected as a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2008.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Jim Sciutto Joins CNN as Chief National Security Correspondent". CNN. September 3, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jim Sciutto". ABC News. October 2, 2004. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  3. ^ Roccasalvo, Joan L. (April 30, 2014). "The other poor". Catholic News Agency. Archived from the original on July 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Jim, Sciutto (January 11, 2018). "Tweet by Jim Sciutto". Twitter. When my father's relatives came here, many Americans considered Italy a "shithole" country. When my mother's relatives immigrated, many felt the same about Ireland. Similar for my wife's grandparents from Mexico & Russia. I'm as proud as ever tonight of our heritage.
  5. ^ a b "Fall 2011 Master's Tea Guests". Pierson College. 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2022. Sciutto … is a graduate of Yale University (Pierson alum!) and an Associate Fellow at Pierson College.
  6. ^ a b "Gloria Riviera and Jim Sciutto". The New York Times. October 29, 2006. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  7. ^ ABC Medianet Archived November 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ABC Medianet. Retrieved on December 19, 2010.
  8. ^ "Jim Sciutto". HarperCollins. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  9. ^ "Past Winners". Long Island University. Retrieved July 7, 2022.

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