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James Foley was an American video reporter and journalist .

Relationship Facts of James Foley

James Foley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of James Foley?

James Foley was single. He was low-key about his romantic life.

James Foley: Biography in Details

Who is James Foley?

James Foley was an American video reporter and journalist who was also a special correspondent during the Syrian Civil War.

He is famous for his work in different documentaries and movies Jim: The James Foley Story (2016), E-Team (2014), and Four Days in Chicago (2013).

Further, he is also popular for his death by being the first American citizen who was killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

He was kneeling in the desert with an orange jumpsuit and was beheaded by a masked terrorist named Mohammed Emwazi on August 19, 2014.

James Foley: Birth Facts, Family, Childhood

James Foley was born in Evanston, Illinois, the United States on October 18, 1973. He was the oldest son in his family among five children.

He had younger siblings named John Jr., Mark, Katie, and Michael. James was born to a father John Foley and his mother Diane Foley.

His full name was James Wright Foley and also was called Jim Foley.

Later, when he was young, his parents moved on to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

He was raised as a Catholic and his family remained in the upper-middle-class resort town in his childhood days.


James attended his high school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire after his family moved there.

He finished high school here in 1992 and then enrolled at Marquette University for further study.

He studied writing and also played for the school’s rugby team there and finally graduated in 1996. After this, he continued his study with MFA and graduated from it in 2002.

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Caption: James Foley style (Source: NBC News)

Then with his interest in the field of journalism, later he earned a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2008.

James Foley: Early Professional Life, Career

James had the curiosity to see the world and make it a better place with him. This led him to be a part of Teach for America and taught for four years in Phoenix.

Later, he also taught reading and writing to inmates during the vocational rehabilitation program in Chicago.

In 2009, he became a war news reporter in USAID-funded development programs in Iraq.

Later in March 2010, he started his eight-month time period as a freelance reporter who was embedded with US troops in Afghanistan.

And later, in the same year, he wrote for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes in Afghanistan and Global Post in Libya.

James Foley: Lifetime Achievement and Awards

There is no record available information about his lifetime achievements and awards.

James Foley: Salary and Net Worth

The salary of James Foley is under review and as of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $9 million.

James Foley: Rumors, Controversy

After he was taken hostage by a group of armed men from the northwestern province of Idlib on November 12, 2012, it was believed that Foley along with several other journalists was in the hands of forces under the control of Syrian President,  Bashar Hafez al-Assad for more than one and half years.

Body Measurements

He has black, brown hair .and black eyes.

He had a height of 72 inches and other information regarding his body measurements isn’t available.

Social Media Profile

James Foley doesn’t hold verified social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram but has 2.8k followers on Twitter.


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