About 

  • Josh Campbell is a CNN correspondent covering national security and law enforcement.

    Campbell reports both domestically and internationally, and provides on-air analysis across CNN platforms. He can often be found deployed to the scene of critical incidents, helping lead the network's breaking news coverage of issues involving public safety and security.

    During his time at CNN, Campbell has covered domestic and international terrorism, threats in cyberspace, gun violence, policing, hate crimes, and natural disasters.

    Campbell's work gained an Emmy nomination for team coverage of terrorism in America, and he contributed to CNN's award-winning team coverage on the ground in Istanbul following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    He was also a member of CNN's Emmy-nominated team on the ground in Minnesota covering the murder of George Floyd, breaking news in the prosecution of the officers charged in his death. He reported from inside the courthouse as the verdict was read in the trial of the convicted senior police officer.

    Campbell joined CNN following a career in national security as a senior special agent with the FBI, conducting terrorism, cyber, and counterintelligence investigations. His work included numerous anti-terrorism and hostage-recovery operational deployments to conflict zones; diplomatic postings to American embassies abroad as a representative to foreign governments; crisis communication liaison to the White House and National Security Council; and Special Assistant to the Director of the FBI.

    In his years stationed overseas, Campbell trained hundreds of foreign law enforcement, military, and intelligence officers in conducting counterterrorism investigations, intelligence collection, crime scene management, and the rule of law. He received four FBI Combat Theater Awards for his work embedded with military special operations and intelligence teams abroad.

    Campbell is an adjunct senior fellow with the Center for a New American Security, a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations, former adjunct professor for digital and national security at the University of Southern California, and the author of a book on the origins of the FBI's efforts to investigate election interference. In addition, he is an officer in the Navy Reserve with past deployments to the Middle East and Pacific.

    He holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins, a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin, and received Arabic language immersion training at Middlebury College.