Lindsay Moran, Former CIA Agent & Author

Lindsay Moran is Head of Communications for the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a Washington DC and London-based non-profit that seeks to disrupt the architecture of online hate and disinformation. Prior to joining CCDH, Ms. Moran led communications for the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO that uses undercover investigations in its mission to expose environmental crime. A former CIA operative and author of the best-selling memoir Blowing My Cover, Ms. Moran joined the not-for-profit sector with over 20 years’ experience across a broad professional spectrum to include intelligence, covert operations, and print and broadcast journalism.
Ms. Moran’s articles and opinions have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Huffington Post, and various other publications. She has served as an commentator on national security and intelligence issues for the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The Young Turks, as well as national and local radio and online outlets. From 2013-2016, she was a field correspondent for Al-Jazeera America’s flagship news program America Tonight and its groundbreaking science and technology show TechKnow. Today, Ms. Moran is featured as an expert on the Science Channel’s top-rated show What on Earth and Discovery’s Forbidden History. She also consults on television series and movies, including the History Channel’s critically acclaimed documentary America’s War on Drugs and the Netflix hit series Hit and Run.
Ms. Moran is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University. She was an English Literature teacher and a Fulbright Scholar prior to her service with the CIA. She has lectured at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard College, Yale College, the American Enterprise Institute, University of Virginia, American University, Columbia University and various other colleges and universities.