Jeffrey Kofman

His work covering instability in developing countries has given him unique insights into the challenges of establishing stable democracies in third world nations.

Kofman did six tours in the Middle East after September 11, 2001: four in Iraq, one as an embedded reporter aboard an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea during the war in Afghanistan, and one in Pakistan during the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl.

While in Iraq, Kofman 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. In July 2003, he reported on the declining morale of U.S. troops in the region as their tours of duty kept getting extended. The story was picked up by outlets around the world when one soldier called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign.

Kofman's work for ABC News has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award, a DuPont Award, and a special Emmy Award for ABC's coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Kofman came to ABC News from CBS News, where he was a correspondent in the network's New York Bureau. At CBS he reported for the "CBS Evening News" and "Sunday Morning," covering stories from Moscow, London and across the U.S. Before joining CBS, he was a correspondent at CBC National News in Toronto.

During his 11 years at the CBC, Kofman was host of an award-winning weekly current affairs program, anchor of the CBC's Toronto newscast, a network radio host, and sub-anchor for the CBC's flagship nightly network newscast, "The National." He has won several major Canadian journalism awards, including the National Media Human Rights Award for a ground-breaking 1987 CBC documentary on AIDS discrimination. He began his television career at Global Television News in Toronto in 1982.

Kofman speaks French and Spanish. Born in Toronto, he is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he studied political science.

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