Veteran journalist Jeffrey Kaye is a special correspondent with the PBS NewsHour, public television's week nightly news program, and a contributor to World Report, the public affairs program of HDNet television.
Kaye’s abiding interest in immigration is formed in part by his own history. Along with his parents and sister, he himself immigrated to the United States from England in 1963. His grandparents and great grandparents were immigrants to England from Poland. As a journalist he has covered immigration on four continents. And as a resident of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, he has seen the world arrive on his doorstep.
Over the past years, assignments took him to Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North Africa, where he has covered such subjects as gun running, the global economic crisis, immigration, the drug trade, and the treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Kaye began reporting for the NewsHour in 1984, and covered a wide variety of stories, including urban politics, housing, health care, factory farming, weapons systems, government contracting, predatory lending, and space exploration.
Between 1980 and 1984, Kaye was a reporter and senior producer at KCET-TV (PBS) in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked as a magazine writer, a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, a TV producer, and as a special correspondent for the Washington Post and other publications.
Kaye's reports and documentaries have earned him numerous national and local awards, including a Cine Golden Eagle and seven Los Angeles Emmys. He was born in London and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a college instructor. They have two daughters.