Jeffrey Kofman Biography
Jeffrey Kofman is an American former reporter and current university lecturer. He served as an ABC News correspondent based in London and Miami.
He graduated with honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1981 with a degree in political science.
He also studied French at the University of Provence in Aix-en-Provence and at the Institut de Francais in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Jeffrey Kofman Age
Jeffrey was born on May 20, 1959. He is 60 years old as of 2019.
Jeffrey Kofman Wife
According to advocate.com. Jeffrey is openly gay.
Jeffrey Kofman ABC News London Bureau
When he was London-based correspondent for ABC News Jeffrey reported on stories in Europe.
Prior to his assignment in London, he spent 10 years based in Miami for ABC News as a correspondent for Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Jeffrey moved to ABC’s London bureau in January 2010. He covered the Arab revolutions in North Africa from Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. He has also reported from South Africa, Kenya, Norway, Sweden and Italy, and the Indian Ocean.
In 2011, Jeffrey won an Emmy for his coverage of the Libyan Revolution and the downfall of Col. Muammar Gadhafi.
He also covered the revolution in Libya from its beginning to its end. He reported from Tripoli as Gadhafi struggled to sustain his dictatorship.
Jeffrey Kofman ABC News Miami Bureau
While he was based in Miami, Jeffrey was the first foreign news correspondent on the scene when 33 trapped miners were found alive in a collapsed mine in Chile’s northern desert.
During his time in Miami, he reported on cancer research in Ecuador.
In early 2004, Jeffrey spent a month in Haiti when guerrillas took control of much of the country. He has traveled throughout Colombia, covering U.S. efforts to wipe out the drug trade in that country.
He also covered Cuba extensively, reporting on the impact of the long stalemate between the U.S. and that country.
Jeffrey did six tours in the Middle East after September 11, 2001. He made four tours in Irad, one in the Arabian Sea during the war in Afghanistan, and one in Pakistan.
While he was in Iraq, he was embedded with U.S. Marines in the southern part of the country. He traveled to some of the most troubled regions, including Fallujah and Samarra.
Later in July 2003, he reported on the declining morale of U.S. troops in the region as their tours of duty kept getting extended.
That story was picked up by outlets around the world when one soldier called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. Jeffrey was reportedly the target of a smear campaign as a reaction to his report.
Jeffrey Kofman Trint
Jeffrey is now the CEO and Founder of a company named Trint, which is an A.I. based automated transcription service that saves reporters, and many other workers, from hours of tedious work.