Jim Hoffer is an investigative reporter famous for his reports on Eyewitness News. He was married to MSNBC's talk show host Mika Brzezinski for 22 long years. They divorced amicably in June 2016.

Here's all that we know about him!

Jim Hoffer's Education and Career

Hoffer was born James Patrick Hoffer to mother Patricia R. Hoffer.

A former member of the Lititz Moravian Church, she passed away on July 11, 2015. She lived in Audubon Villa in Lititz alongside Hoffer's three brothers — Jeffrey, David, and Thomas. 

Hoffer grew up with brothers and graduated from the Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduation, he joined ABC7 as an investigative journalist.

In June 1998, he became a member of an investigative team for Channel 7’s Eyewitness News in New York City.


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As an investigator, he worked on aviation mishaps, gas leaks on New York, gun show loopholes, and more cases. His effort on the gun case led to the closure of the gun game shows in Virginia, garnering him quite an acclamation. 

Courtesy of his sheer dedication, Hoffer has won multiple Emmy Awards. In 1996, the Pennsylvania native won three regional Emmy awards in Boston. He also bagged an Edward R. Murrow Award for his series of investigative reports on the large utility company, Con Ed.

In June 2019, he retired from his job at Eyewitness News after serving the channel for 21 years.

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Hoffer Was Married To Mika Brzezinski

Hoffer was married to Brzezinski for 22 years. The pair met at the Fox station in Hartford, Connecticut, and worked together. On October 23, 1993, they tied the knot.

The wedding was traditionally officiated by a Roman Catholic priest, Donal Kehew, and a Congregational minister, Harry Boehmke, in Block Island.

Three years after the wedding, the duo welcomed their first child, a daughter Emilie Hoffer. They had their second daughter Carlie Hoffer in 1998. For their family, they even bought a 1920s English Tudor-style house in Bronxville, New York in 2012. 

However, the marriage faltered, and the pair divorced amicably and privately in 2016

What is Hoffer Doing Today?

Since retiring from his job in ABC7, Hoffer is taking his time to bond with nature and keep himself fit, as evident on his Instagram account.

He updated the bio and mentioned himself as the New York City runner and cyclist. He also started posting beautiful pictures from his walks on the social media handle.

On August 5, 2020, he uploaded a snap with his daughters and stated it was a miracle that both his girls were running with him. The father and daughters were jogging around in Acadia National Park. 


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While Hoffer has not been linked with any new women yet, his ex-wife has moved on.

Brzezinski married the American television host Joe Scarborough in November 2018 in a secret Washington D.C. ceremony. They had gotten engaged in May 2017.