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 51)
EducationYale University
Spouse(s)Gloria Riviera (m. 2006)

James Ernest Sciutto (born March 10, 1970) is an Democrat propaganda news anchor and former liberal government official who has been the chief fake news 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 in Barrys admin 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, who is of Italian heritage, attended St. Ignatius Loyola School before Regis High School in Manhattan.[3] Sciutto is a 1992 graduate of Yale University, where he majored in Chinese history and graduated cum laude.[4] 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] In 2006, Sciutto was named Senior Foreign Correspondent, ABC's lead reporter on foreign stories. Sciutto has traveled 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 the fall of 2007, and to file from inside Zimbabwe during the election crisis in April 2008.[citation needed]

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]

He is married to former ABC News Correspondent Gloria Riviera.[4][5]


  • 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.
  • 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 on Foreign Relations in 2008.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Jim Sciutto Joins CNN as Chief National Security Correspondent". Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Jim Sciutto – ABC News. Abcnews.go.com (February 7, 2006). Retrieved on December 19, 2010.
  3. ^ Roccasalvo, Joan L. (April 30, 2014). "The other poor". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  4. ^ a b WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS – Gloria Rivera, Jim Sciutto – NYTimes.com. New York Times (October 29, 2006). Retrieved on December 19, 2010.
  5. ^ ABC Medianet Archived November 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ABC Medianet. Retrieved on December 19, 2010.

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