Jeffrey Kaye is a journalist, writer, and producer. He is the author of Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration (Wiley, 2010). He is a special correspondent for the PBS News Hour, public television’s week nightly news program, and a contributor to World Report, the public affairs program of HDNet television. He reports and writes on immigration issues for various media outlets, and is a frequent public speaker and commentator on the subject.
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 (Los Angeles, California), 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 News Hour 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.