Jim Sciutto

ByABC News
January 21, 2002, 11:40 AM

— -- Jim Sciutto is ABC News' senior foreign correspondent, based in London. Since moving overseas in 2002, he has reported from more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, including 12 assignments in Iraq.

He contributes to all ABC News' broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America."

Sciutto won Emmy awards in 2004 and 2005 for best story in a regularly scheduled newscast, covering northern Iraq for the "Iraq: Where Things Stand" series. He was nominated for another Emmy in 2005 for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story for "Crisis in Beslan." He also reported from Poland as part of ABC's Dupont Award-winning coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II.

He is currently writing a book based on his experiences in the Middle East, entitled "Against Us," to be published by Harmony in fall 2008.

Sciutto was the first television reporter to interview Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah and one of a handful of journalists allowed inside an Iranian nuclear plant in 2005. During the Iraq War, Sciutto was the only reporter embedded with the U.S. Special Forces.

Before his assignment overseas, he was based in Washington, reporting primarily from the Pentagon. Sciutto has also anchored the weekend edition of "World News."

Before joining ABC News in 1998 as a Chicago-based correspondent, Sciutto was Hong Kong correspondent for Asia Business News, an Asia-wide TV network owned by Dow Jones. For ABN, he covered Hong Kong's return to China in 1997, and reported on every country in the region, including assignments to China, Mongolia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and South Korea.

Sciutto's first job in television was as moderator and producer of "The Student Press," a weekly public affairs talk show for U.S. and Canadian college students broadcast on PBS.

Sciutto earned his college degree in history from Yale University in 1992. He was a Fulbright fellow in Hong Kong from 1993 to 1994.