Jim Sciutto Named CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent

The reporter previously worked at ABC News and PBS

Jim Sciutto has been named CNN’s chief national security correspondent, effective immediately, the news organization said Tuesday.

Sciutto, a former senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, will appear across the network’s programs and platforms. He will be responsible for reporting and providing analysis on all aspects of U.S. national security, including foreign policy, the military, terrorism, and the intelligence community.

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Sciutto began his career as the moderator and producer of a weekly public affairs talk show on PBS. Most recently, he served as chief of staff and senior adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke.

Sciutto’s reporting for the ABC News series, “Iraq: Where Things Stand,” earned him two consecutive Emmy Awards. His work in Iran during the 2009 election protests was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow award.

“Jim’s vast experience reporting firsthand from around the globe will provide viewers with rich perspective on important stories domestically and abroad,” said Feist. “I am delighted to welcome him to our team.”