Jim Laurie Biography and Wiki
Jim Laurie, born James Andrew Laurie, is an American journalist, author, and broadcaster famously recognized for his extensive work in Asia as a reporter for ABC News. Jim is also popularly known for his book entitled “The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina,” a memoir of his earliest days in Asia.
Jim Laurie Age and Birthday
Jim was born on June 16, 1947, in Florida, United States. He is 74 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Gemini. Laurie turns 75 years old on June 16, 2022.
Jim Laurie Height
Laurie stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (Approx.1.88 meters)tall.
Jim Laurie Education
Jim attended and graduated from Springfield High School. He later joined The Evergreen State College. Later on, he enrolled at American University, a private federally chartered research university in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1973, and also pursued his postgraduate studies at George Washington University receiving a Master of Arts in Asian Studies.
Jim Laurie Family, Parents, Siblings
Attempts to establish his parents’ identities were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore not clear if he has any siblings. More details regarding his family background will be updated soon when revealed.
Jim Laurie Wife, Is He Married?
Moving on to his marital endeavors, the famed news personality is happily married to his loving wife, Xuhn Xuan, a Norway national. The romantic duo got hitched in the 1990s in a blissful wedding ceremony attended by family members and close friends. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner’s details soon when revealed.
Jim Laurie Kids
Kima and his wife, Xuan are blessed with two grown sons whose details will be updated when disclosed.
Jim Laurie Net Worth
Jim Laurie has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive career as a journalist and author among other investments.
Jim Laurie ABC News
ABC News is a news division of Walt Disney Television’s ABC broadcast network. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs. Jim joined the news station in August 1978 working as a Senior ABC News Correspondent in Beijing, Tokyo, Rome, Moscow, London, Johannesburg, Hong Kong.
Jim later served as a Consultant and Acting Asia Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera Media Network from 2008 to 2009. He later landed a job as the Director of Broadcasting at the University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre from October 2005 to December 2011. Laurie now serves as the Director of Focus Asia Productions HK Ltd, a consultancy and video production company that provides consulting services to international companies.