Listen Live

McCloskey Speaker Series: FBI Director Christopher Wray

Jul 18, 2018

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt (left) discusses national security with FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Credit Ryer Gardenswartz / Aspen Public Radio

The FBI Director describes the Bureau’s role in national security generally and cyberterrorism and counterintelligence specifically.


Director Christopher Wray began his career at the Department of Justice in 1997 as an assistant US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and joined the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in 2001. He was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as an assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division and played a key role in the Department’s evolving national security mission. After leaving the Department of Justice in 2005, Wray returned to private practice at a law firm until he was sworn in as the eighth Director of the FBI on August 2, 2017. Moderated by NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt.