Who is Austin Tice? Bio, Age, Wiki, Affair, Height, Net Worth, Parents, Ethnicity

Austin Tice

Facts of Austin Bennett Tice

Full Name: Austin Bennett Tice
Age: 38 years 10 months
Birth Date: August 11, 1981
Horoscope: Leo
Lucky Number: 3
Lucky Stone: Ruby
Lucky Color: Gold
Best Match for Marriage: Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
Birth Place: Houston, Texas,
Father's Name: Marc
Mother's Name: Debra Tice
Marital Status: Single
Gender: male
Profession: Journalist, Marine Corps
Education: Georgetown School of Foreign Service,
Weight: 88 kg
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
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Austin Tice is an American freelance journalist and a veteran U.S. Marine Corps officer who was kidnapped while reporting in Syria on August 14, 2012.

His parents asked RSF to help them raise awareness about their son’s situation. He won a George Polk Award for war reporting for its coverage of Syria’s civil war.

What is Austin Tice Famous For?

  • Is an American journalist and a veteran Marine Corps
  • Has been kidnapped for 7 years

Austin Tice: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity

Austin Tice was born Austin Bennett Tice on August 11, 1981, in Houston, Texas, the eldest of seven siblings. He was born to father Marc and mother Debra Tice. He is an Eagle Scout and had a dream to become an international correspondent for NPR. Austin holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown.

Education Details

At the age of 16, Tice attended the University of Houston for one year, then transferred to and graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 2002. He completed two years of study at Georgetown University Law Center before going to Syria as a freelance journalist during the summer break before his third and final year of law studies.

Mr. Tice is a graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, served as a Marine officer, and was enrolled at Georgetown Law. In May 2012, Austin set out for Syria to report on how the civil war was affecting the lives of ordinary people.

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All About Austin Tice’s Career

Initially, he worked as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer where he served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan

Also, Austin was one of only a few foreign journalists who reported from inside Syria during the intensification of the civil war. He went to Syria in May 2012 and traveled through central Syria. There, he filed battlefield dispatches before arriving in Damascus in late July 2012.

In addition, he reported via his Twitter account which garnered 2,000 followers. He stopped tweeting after August 11, 2012.

Abduction:

Previously, he was working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy, The Washington Post, CBS, and other media when he was abducted from Darayya, Syria. In September 2012 a 47-second video of Tice blindfolded and bound was released. Likewise, in October 2012, a U.S. spokesperson said it believed, based on the limited information it had, that Tice was in the custody of the Syrian government. No government or group in Syria told it is holding Tice.

In addition, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched its pro bono #freeaustintice campaign in February 2015 and it has been assisting and advising his family since September 2012. Also, his parents asked RSF to help them raise awareness about their son’s situation.

Austin Tice
Caption: Austin Tice(Source: Task & Purpose)

The FBI increased their reward in March 2018 for information regarding Tice’s whereabouts to $1,000,000, and two US officials said Tice is believed to have survived captivity.

Further, in August 2018, a US State Department official revealed that the US government still believes Tice is being held by the Syrian government or its allies.

Also, in December 2018, Tice’s parents told via a press conference that they had received new information that indicated their son was still alive without elaborating further. Also, speaking to reporters from Beirut, Tice’s parents claimed that the best chance of Tice’s release would come from direct talks between the US and Syrian governments.

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Caption: Austin Tice (Source: Houseton Chronicle)

Awards and Nominations

He won a George Polk Award for war reporting for its coverage of Syria’s civil war.

Austin Tice: Net Worth

His net worth, salary, and income are under review. A journalist earns around $31k per annum in the USA.

Austin Tice: Wife, Children, Marriage

Austin is currently living his single life. Also, he has no past affair and relationship. He might not have an interest in making a girlfriend currently as well.

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Austin Tice: Height, Weight, Eye Color

He has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and weighs 88 kg. Also, he has brown hair and dark brown eyes and his chest size, waist size, and biceps sizes are 44-34-20 inches respectively.

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Caption: Austin Tice(Source: Fox news)

Is Austin Tice active on social media?

He has around 3.7k followers on Twitter but he is not active on Facebook and Instagram.

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Did You Know?

  • On August 13, 2012, Syria kidnapped him for reporting.
  • President Donald Trump called the Syrian Government to release Austin Tice.
  • US government is rewarding up to $1 million who ensures Austin’s safe location, recovery and return.
  • He was a National Merit Finalist and an Eagle Scout.