Suzanne Kelly

CEO and Publisher
The Cipher Brief

Suzanne Kelly is CEO & Publisher of The Cipher Brief, (, a web
publication providing expert-led content on national and global security issues. A former
Intelligence Correspondent for CNN, Kelly previously co-founded and served as co-editor of
CNN’s Security Clearance Blog.

Her first book, Master of War: Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and
the Business of War, was published by (Harper) Collins in 2009, and offered the only inside look at the rise and fall of private security contractor Blackwater. Kelly spent nine years working as a
news anchor for CNN International based in Atlanta and Berlin.

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