Mike Baker is an American intelligence and security analyst, commentator, and former CIA officer. He is known for his expertise in global security and intelligence issues and has appeared on numerous media outlets as a commentator and analyst.
Baker began his career as an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving for more than a decade in various roles, including counterterrorism operations, intelligence collection, and covert action. After leaving the CIA, he founded the private intelligence and security firm, Diligence LLC, which provides risk management, intelligence gathering, and investigative services to corporate and government clients.
Baker has also been a frequent commentator on intelligence and security issues for various news outlets, including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is known for his straightforward and informed analysis of complex issues, and his ability to explain complex intelligence and security concepts in a way that is accessible to a general audience.
In addition to his work in the intelligence and security fields, Baker has been involved in various philanthropic activities, including supporting veterans and their families, and he has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations.