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Jeffrey Kofman

News correspondent, New York

Jeffrey Kofman was named a CBS News correspondent in December 1997. He is assigned to the Northeast bureau and also serves as duty correspondent in the Bulletin Center.

Kofman joined the Network from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he worked as a correspondent and substitute anchor for The National, the CBC's flagship nightly newscast (1994-97). Before that, he was a co-host and reporter of the CBC's award-winning weekly documentary/investigative program, Monitor, (1986-90) where he won the B'nai B'rith Human Rights Award for a 1987 documentary on AIDS in the workplace. Kofman anchored and reported for several other national and regional CBC television and radio interview programs. He covered news events around the world for the CBC from its Toronto, London and Washington, D.C. bureaus, including the Oklahoma City bombing, the 1997 Midwest floods and a Canadian war crimes case from Ukraine. Kofman joined the CBC in 1986.

Before that, he was a reporter and then a correspondent for Global Television Network (1982-86). Kofman also has contributed articles to the Toronto Globe and Mail and Maclean's magazine, among other publications.

He was born on May 20, 1959, in Toronto. Kofman was 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.

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