James Foley

Who is James Foley?

James Foley was an American video reporter and journalist who served as a special correspondent during the Syrian Civil War. James Foley is well-known for his work in the documentaries and films Jim: The James Foley Story (2016), E-Team (2014), and Four Days in Chicago (2013).

James Foley – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

On October 18, 1973, James Foley was born in Evanston, Illinois, United States. 

He was the oldest son of a family of five children.

He had younger siblings named John Jr., Mark, Katie, and Michael. 

James was born to his father John Foley and his mother Diane Foley.

His full name was James Wright Foley, although he was also known as Jim Foley. 

His parents later moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, when he was a child.

He was raised as a Catholic, and his family remained in the upper-middle-class vacation town where he grew up.

After his family relocated, James attended high school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. 

He graduated from here in 1992 and then went on to study at Marquette University.

He graduated in 1996 after studying writing and playing for the school’s rugby team. 

Following that, he completed his studies with MFA, graduating in 2002.

He later got a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2008.

Net Worth of James Foley? Salary, Earning

James Foley’s income is being reviewed, and as of 2022, he is predicted to have a net worth of $9 million.

Facts of James Foley

Age: 41 (death)
Birth Date: October 18, 1973
Death Date: August 19, 2014
Full Name: James Foley
Net Worth: $9 million
Profession Reporter and Journalist

Relationship, Married life, Boyfriend/Girlfriend

James Foley was a single man. He kept his romantic life to himself.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

James Foley has dark brown hair and dark eyes. 

He stood 72 inches tall, and no additional information about his bodily proportions is known.

James Foley  – Professional Career

Foley had the desire to travel the world and make it a better place. 

As a result, he joined Teach for America and taught for four years in Phoenix.

Later, he taught reading and writing to offenders at a Chicago vocational rehabilitation program.

James Foley during work. Source: HBO

In 2009, he began working as a war news reporter for USAID-funded development operations in Iraq. 

Later that March, he began his eight-month stint as a freelance reporter embedded with US forces in Afghanistan.

Later that year, he wrote for the military journal Stars and Stripes in Afghanistan and the Global Post in Libya.

James Foley – Social Media Status

Foley does not have verified social media accounts on Facebook or Instagram, however, he does have 2.8k Twitter followers.

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Quick Facts of James Foley

  • James was an American video reporter and journalist who was also a special correspondent during the Syrian Civil War.
  • He kneeled in the desert with an orange jumpsuit and was beheaded by a masked terrorist named Mohammed Emwazi on August 19, 2014.
  • James was born in Evanston, Illinois, the United States on October 18, 1973.
  • In 2009, he became a war news reporter in USAID-funded development programs in Iraq.
  • In March 2010, James started his eight-month time period as a freelance reporter who was embedded with US troops in Afghanistan.
  • He has an estimated net worth of $9 million.