Mike Baker is a former CIA covert operations officer and a current security and intelligence analyst. He was born on April 5, 1963, in Torrance, California, and attended college at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied political science.
After graduating, Baker joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and spent over a decade working as a covert operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. He left the CIA in 1998 and founded the security and intelligence firm, Diligence LLC, which provides services to corporations, law firms, and government agencies.
Baker is also a frequent commentator on national security and intelligence issues, appearing on news programs such as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is known for his insightful analysis and candid opinions on a wide range of topics, including terrorism, cyber threats, and international relations.
In addition to his work in security and intelligence, Baker is also an avid motorcyclist and has participated in several endurance rallies, including the Iron Butt Rally and the Trans America Trail. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with his family.