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McCloskey Speaker Series: FBI Director Christopher Wray

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.


Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.