James Foley

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Birthday
18, 1973
Birthplace
Evanston, IL
Death Date
Aug 19, 2014 (40)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1973
Birthplace
Evanston, IL
Death Date
Aug 19, 2014 (40)

About

American journalist who was kidnapped and murdered by the Islamic paramilitary group ISIS in August 2014. He was previously a writer for the Middle Eastern newspapers Stars and Stripes and GlobalPost.

Before Fame

He graduated from Marquette before graduating from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Trivia

His alma mater, Marquette University, established The James Foley Scholarship in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication in his honor.

Family Life

He was the first of five children born to Diane and John Foley.

Associated With

He and Time magazine's Steven Sotloff were both killed by ISIS.