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 and has a daughter from a previous marriage.


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 graph."

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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