Jim Laurie ABC News, Bio, Wiki, Age, Books, Wife, NBC, The Marcos Million, The Last Helicopter and Net Worth

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Jim Laurie Biography | Wiki

Jim Laurie is an American broadcast journalist currently recognized for his incredible work for ABC News in Asia. He is also known for his work with the Far Eastern Economic Review and working for NBC News as a correspondent based in Vietnam and Cambodia. Jim served as national correspondent anchor and reporter for ABC News from 1978 to 1999.

Jim Laurie Education

Jim received a degree in History from the American University in Washing Ton DC back in 1973. Later, he completed his postgraduate studies at George Washington University’s Sino-Soviet institute from 1973 to 1974.

Jim Laurie Age

How old is Jim? Laurie is 74 years old as of 2021. He was born James Andrew Laurie on June 16, 1947, in, Miami, Florida, United States. His birthday is celebrated on June 16th every year. His zodiac birth sign is Gemini. ALSO READ: David Begnaud 

Jim Laurie Height

Laurie stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches. He also maintains an average bodyweight of around 70 kilograms. However, information regarding his other body measurements is currently under review.

Jim Laurie Wife

Is Jim Married? Laurie is happily married to his wife, Xuhn Xuan. The couple met and got married in the early 1990s. Together they are blessed with two grown sons. Xuhn is a Norway national who likes to spend most of the summer in Norway with Jim by her side.

Jim Laurie Sons | Children

Jim and his wife are blessed with two adult sons. However, they like to keep personal information away from the public’s attention. Nevertheless, more details about Jim’s sons will be shared once it is confirmed available.

Jim Laurie Career | The Marcos Million on ABC News

Jim began his professional career as a freelance reporter back from 1970 to 1975. He was also a radio presenter and reporter in Vietnam and Cambodia. Jim even wrote various articles for the Far Eastern Economic Review. He went on to join NBC News in Saigon covering the various wars and violence in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

Towards the end of 1975, Jim covered the last phase of the Columnist take over in Vietnam with the help of cameraman Neil Davis. His incredible work in Vietnam in 1975 for NBC News Earned Laurie a George Foster Peabody Award from the University of Georgia.

Laurie then covered various reports for ABC News from 1978 until his official departure from the station in 1999. In 1980, ABC launched its first documentary series titled This Shattered Land back. Jim worked for ABC and established the first American television network bureau in China by the end of 1985. Later, he reported from Beijing during the Tiananmen Square student protests. This was followed by the subsequent crackdown from May to June 1989.

His other assignments on the station include; being part of the team of Filipino opposition leader Senator Ninoy Aquino while he was returning to the Philippines in August 1983, the coverage of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin in Russia from 1988 to 1991, the war in Bosnia 1992-1993, the elections in South Africa in 1994 among others.

Jim Laurie Net Worth

Laurie is an American broadcast journalist and Author who has an estimated net worth of around $2 million dollars as of 2021.

Jim Laurie Book | The Last Helicopter

Jim published his own book titled The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina. He wrote this book to describe the type of experience he went through while covering various stories and updates in Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Asia.