Steven Joel Sotloff (May 11, 1983 – September 2, 2014) was an American journalist. He is best known for his work for Time. He also worked for The National Interest, Media Line, and Foreign Policy. He has appeared on CNN and Fox News. He has traveled to Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, and Bahrain.
Steven J. Sotloff
Steven Joel Sotloff
May 11, 1983
|Disappeared||August 4, 2013|
|Died||reported September 2, 2014(aged 31)|
|Other names||Steve Sotloff|
|Alma mater||University of Central Florida|
|Relatives||Lauren Sotloff (sister)|
On August 4, 2013, Sotloff was kidnapped in Aleppo, Syria near the Turkey border. He is currently being held captive by ISIS Islamic militants in eastern Syria. On August 19, 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released a video titled "A Message to America", showing the beheading of fellow journalist James Foley. At the end of the video, ISIS threatened U.S. president Barack Obama, telling him that "his next move" will decide the fate of Sotloff.
- "Who Is Steven Joel Sotloff, Second American Journalist Threatened by ISIS?". NBC News. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Paul Farrell (19 August 2014). "Steven Sotloff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". heavy.com. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Jack Phillips (19 August 2014). "Steven Sotloff: Missing TIME Journalist Steven Joel Sotloff Threatened by ISIS in Beheading Video, Report Says (Photos, Video)". The Epoch Times. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Rosa Prince (20 August 2014). "Steven Sotloff: the American journalist whose life fanatics say is in Obama's hands". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Rukmini Callimachi (27 August 2014). "American Hostage's Mother Issues Appeal to ISIS Leader: Plea to Islamic State for Release of Steven Sotloff". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist". CBS. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- "ISIS threatens to kill 2nd American". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- "U.S defies ISIS threats". CNN. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State'