Doing his job as a media personality, Jim Hoffer is who we would like to call the modern day superhero. His work as an investigative journalist has helped solve many criminal cases. He ensured that corrupt people were brought to face the consequences of their crimes, by publicizing their wrongdoings and helping to free those wrongly accused.

Jim Hoffer, who currently works for Eyewitness News, has a thriving television career. He was married to fellow journalist Mika Brzezinski, with whom he shares two daughters.

Biography of Jim Hoffer

James Patrick Hoffer, better known as Jim Hoffer is the son of Patricia Hoofer and was born on November 1, 1963 in New York, United States. Jim has always had a passion for journalism and this led him to study communication and media at university. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media from Temple University. He is of American nationality and of white ethnicity.

After graduating from college, he began his professional career as an investigative reporter for WTIC-TV. He soon left to join Channel 7 Investigative Team Eyewitness News in 1998 and worked there for two decades.

Jim is one for the big stages and not one for backing down when the going gets tough. He has been at the center of nearly every major news story in the United States, most notably in New York, from the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the superstorm Sandy, to the 2003 blackout, the crash of Flight 587 and several suspicious train derailers. and many more.

After several clandestine jobs, his records led to New York lawmakers’ decision to end the New York City gun show spree requiring background checks on every gun purchased in the state. His investigation also uncovered a fraudulent Medicaid operation in Harlem, New York, where some people were allegedly arrested for defrauding the United States government under the pretense of providing medical assistance to people who could not afford medical treatment. medical treatment. State officials have since shut down their operations, thanks to an effective investigation by Jim.

New York lawmakers changed its mental health law charging, following Jim’s report that led to the recapture of an alleged killer. He also conducted a secret investigation in the aviation sector and uncovered several incidents in the aviation system. His reports led Congress to institute rigorous English language testing for foreign pilots. His work has helped correct many wrongdoings in the states and brought about positive changes in law and security at the federal and state levels.

Salary and net worth

The investigative journalist has a net estimate of over $2 million which he has amassed through his more than twenty years of experience in journalism. His annual earnings are not yet disclosed, but it is believed that he is well paid for his work. Hoffer has also won several awards for a job well done. Among his many awards is the National Edward R. Murrow Award. He has also won Emmy Awards, Columbia University’s prestigious DuPont Award, and the Peabody Award.

Jim Hoffer’s wife and children

Jim Hoffer is currently single since his divorce from Mika Brzezinski in 2016. The two journalists have been married for 23 years, between 1993 and 2016. They met while both working at WTIC-TV and were married on October 23, 1993 in Rhode Island. They separated in 2013 and finalized their divorce three years later.

Mika Brzezinski was born on May 2, 1967 in New York.York, New York, United States to Emilie Benešová and Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is Polish and Czech. Her father was a foreign policy expert and national security adviser. He was an advisor to former US Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. Mika Brzezinski is an American presenter and writer. She currently co-hosts MSNBC. Morning Joe with her new husband, Joe Scarborough.

Prior to her divorce from Jim Hoffer, there were rumors that she had an extramarital affair with co-worker, Joe Scarborough, which led to his divorce from his second wife, Susan Warren, in 2013. Brzezinski and Scarborough have denied these information at the time and around the same time, Jim and Brzezinski separated. After Jim and Brzezinski divorced, Scarborough and Brzezinski then decided to act on their feelings and in early 2017 they got engaged. And on November 24, 2018, the couple finally got married.

Jim has two children, both of whom he has with his ex-wife. His two daughters are Emilie Hoffer and Carlie Hoffer. Emilie was born in 1996 and recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University. Carlie, on the other hand, was born in 1998 and is currently studying at Dartmouth College. Both girls graduated from Bronxville High School.


Jim’s parents are very little known, his father is unknown but his mother is Patricia Hoofer, she previously worked with Lititz Pa.

other facts

  • Jim and his ex-wife bought a 1920s English Tudor-style house in Bronxville, New York, in 2012.
  • He is an amateur cyclist.
  • He likes to swim and run.
  • The Super Investigator has a National Edward R. Murrow Award and 5 Emmy Awards.
  • He received a DuPont Award from Columbia University.