Josh Campbell

Adjunct Senior Fellow

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Josh Campbell is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. His research interests include domestic and international security, terrorism, intelligence, and government oversight and accountability.

Mr. Campbell is a correspondent with CNN, covering national security, law enforcement, cyber security, and intelligence. He can often be found deployed to the scene of critical security events worldwide, helping lead the network's breaking news coverage of issues involving counterterrorism and public safety.

Prior to joining CNN, Mr. Campbell was a Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, conducting counterterrorism, kidnapping, cyber, and counterintelligence investigations. His work included diplomatic postings to American embassies abroad as a representative to foreign law enforcement and intelligence services; operational assignments in conflict zones; forward-deployed global hostage rescue efforts; and Special Assistant to the FBI Director. He received four FBI Combat Theater Awards for his counterterrorism work while embedded with military special operations and CIA teams abroad.

Mr. Campbell has a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins, a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin, and completed Arabic language immersion training at Middlebury College. He is a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of a book on the FBI's efforts to combat Russian election interference. In addition, Mr. Campbell is a reserve military officer and has taught digital and national security at the University of Southern California.

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