Tracy Walder began serving as a national security contributor for NewsNation in March of 2023.
A former CIA officer, she was deployed to nine different countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, including Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. During her time at the CIA, Ms. Walder received multiple commendations from both the CIA and foreign intelligence services. She also received the Counterterrorism Medallion. Following her tenure at the CIA, Ms. Walder became a Special Agent at the FBI specializing in Chinese counterintelligence operations and gang violence.
She is one of the very few women to have service on the operations side of both the CIA and FBI.