Who is Jim Hoffer?
Mika Brzezinski is a widely known American journalist, talk show host, and liberal commentator, who now serves as the co-host of the “Morning Joe” show, next to her husband Joe Scarborough. Mika’s first husband was Jim Hoffer, a TV news reporter who works for WABC-TV. The two were married from 1993 until 2016 and have two daughters together, Emilie and Carlie Hoffer.
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Jim Hoffer Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born James Patrick Hoffer on the 1st November 1963 in New York USA, he is the son of Patricia Hoofer, but the name of his father hasn’t been revealed to the media.
He grew up in New York, and after high school enrolled at Temple University, Philadelphia, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media.
Jim’s first job was at WTIC-TV, where he met his future wife. He was working as an investigative journalist, however, this didn’t last long as he moved to WABC-TV, joining Channel 7’s “Eyewitness News” team in 1998, and ever since then, Jim has been a part of the ABC affiliate.
Rise to Stardom, Notable Work
Once he joined WABC-TV, Jim started using his skills as an investigative journalist to uncover and report on numerous high-profile stories and events, which brought him recognition, not only in the US but also globally. He has worked on several stories undercover, including the medical fraud scheme in Harlem, and also discovering a loophole in the gun policy of the state of New York. His many discoveries led to law changes, and the suspension of those breaking the law.
Some of the major events on which he reported include the September 11 attacks, Superstorm Sandy, and the tragic accident of air Flight 587. Thanks to his hard work, Jim has won many prestigious awards and honors, such as several Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, then the national Edward R. Murrow Award received for his investigative reports on the company Con Ed. He also has won Columbia University’s DuPont Award, among numerous others.
Jim Hoffer Net Worth and Personal Life
Jim’s successful career has earned him a decent amount of wealth, and according to sources, Jim Hoffer’s net worth is as high as $3 million, while his annual salary is close to $100,000.
Although a successful investigative reporter, Jim’s popularity mostly cames from his marriage to Mika. The two met while they were both working at WTIC-TV, and married in 1993. They were married until 2016, during which time they welcomed two daughters. The reason for their divorce was Mika’s alleged affair with Joe Scarborough, which later turned out to be true.
Following their split, Mika made her and Joe’s romance official, and the two became engaged in early 2017, and married on the 24th November 2018 in Washington, D.C. As for Jim, he is now single and focused on his children and his career.
Jim Hoffer’s Ex-Wife, Mika Brzezinski
Born Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski on the 2nd May 1967, in New York City, USA, she is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski of Polish ancestry – a foreign policy expert and former National Security Advisor – and sculptor Anna Benesova, of Czech descent; through her mother, Mika is related to Edvard Benes, a former president of Czechoslovakia.
She has two brothers, Ian Brzezinski, a military expert, and Mark Brzezinski, who is an American diplomat, and served as the US Ambassador to Sweden between 2011 and 2015. Mika went to Madeira School, and after matriculation enrolled at Georgetown University, but in her junior year she switched to Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Mika graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language.
Mika’s career started in 1990 when she was made an assistant on “World News This Morning” on ABC.
— jim hoffer (@NYCinvestigates) August 12, 2016
However, this lasted only for a year, before she switched to Fox affiliate WTIC-TV/WTIC-DT, headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. Gradually she rose in the station, reaching the position of a general assignments reporter. Nevertheless, Mika soon changed her job as she joined WFSB-TV/WFSB-DT, also in Hartford, and ultimately reached the position of a weekday morning anchor. Two years later, Mika arrived at CBS News, where she was made the correspondent and anchor for the news show “Up to the Minute”. From CBS, she went to MSNBC, but it lasted only a few months before she returned to CBS as a desk correspondent.
In this position, she was the lead reporter during the September 11, 2001 attacks – she was at the scene when the South Tower was hit. She subsequently held several positions, including substitute anchor and contributor to such shows as “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes”. However, Mika was eventually fired from CBS News in 2006, apparently over salary disagreements.
MSNBC Career, Net Worth
Mika was hired by MSNBC, and rejoined “Up to the Minute” news program show at first; however, she also started reporting for “NBC Nightly News” and would sometimes anchor “Weekend Today”.
However, she left both shows once “Morning Joe” host, Joe Scarborough, chose her as his newest co-host. Since then, the two have become the principal anchors of MSNBC, and though occasionally criticism for their work, they have become quite popular. They have been often criticized by President Donald Trump, and have made a few controversial remarks on other politicians, but are still on the air and one of the most popular anchors of MSNBC.
Mika Brzezinski’s net worth is estimated at $12 million, while her annual salary is reputedly $2 million, as of late-2019.