Who is Jim Hoffer? Mika Brzezinski’s Ex Husband

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 9, 2024 | Updated on: February 9, 2024
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Jim Hoffer, a former investigative reporter, is better known as the ex-husband of ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mika Brzezinski. The former duo was married for over two decades until their divorce in 2016 and welcomed two daughters.

Hoffer’s now ex-wife Mika has moved on and is married to her co-host Joe Scarborough, so did he remarry as well? After leaving journalism, what’s he doing these days? Get the answers below.

Key Takeaways

  • Jim Hoffer, a native of Lititz, Pennsylvania, worked as an investigative correspondent at WABC-TV.
  • He is one of four children of his mother Patricia Hoffer who died at the age of 70.
  • Hoffer’s mom was a devout Christian & was a member of Lititz Moravian Church.
  • He was in a marital relationship with American talk show host Mika Brzezinski for 22 years.
  • Jim is the father of 2 daughters: Emilie and Carlie Hoffer.
  • He is currently working as a promoter at Lititiz Shirt Factory in Pennsylvania.

Where Is From? Age & Family

The Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter James Patrick Hoffer was born in August 1959, in Lititz, Pennsylvania. As of 2024, he is 64 years old.

He is one of four sons of his now-late mother Patricka R. Hoffer. Jim’s three brothers are Jeffrey Hoffer, David Hoffer, and Thomas Hoffer.

Hoffer’s Mother Died At 70

His mom Patricia Hoffer died on July 11, 2007, in her residence in Lititz, Pennsylvania at the age of 70. Her funeral was held at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz.

A Middleton native, Hoffer was a worker at Brethren Village and Stauffers of Kissel Hill. Later, she worked as an assembler at the Warner-Lambert Corp. in Lititz for 10 years until her retirement in 1975. A devout Christian, she was a member of the Lititz Moravian Church and Lititz United Methodist Church.

He Graduated From Temple University

Mr. Hoffer is an alumnus of Temple University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to his LinkedIn profile, he enrolled at the University in 1978 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1982.

Is A Former Journalist

From June 1998 to June 2019, Jim worked as an investigative correspondent at WABC-TV based in New York City. Throughout his 21-year-long reporting career, he saw recognition with five Emmy Awards. In 2001, Columbia University graced him with the DuPont Award for a report on low security at naval bases.

Moreover, in 2014, he won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation report on gas leaks & reported the failure of the utility giant Con Ed to comply with those. Other highlights of his career include the coverage of the 9/11 attacks, Superstorm Sandy, and the terrible crash of Flight 587.

What Is He Doing Now?

Jim currently resides in Lititz, Pennsylvania, where he is an owner & promoter of a beer club Lititiz Shirt Factory (March 2021- now). Also, he divides his time in New York and prefers to call himself an NYC runner, cyclist & traveler on his Instagram bio.

Is The Ex-Husband Of Mika Brzezinski

The journalist-turned-business owner Jim is the ex-wife of MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. She is the daughter of the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, a National Security Adviser during Jimmy Carter’s presidency, and his wife Emilie Brzezinski.

Jim and Mika married on October 23, 1993, at the West Side Church on Block Island, Rhode Island. A Catholic priest Donal Kehew and Congregational minister Harry Boehmke officiated their wedding. However, their marriage would last for 23 years.

Why Did They Divorce?

According to Page Six, the now-former couple divorced quietly in 2016 after more than 2 decades of togetherness. As reported, they were living separately for 4 years before their divorce was finalized. The reason for their split is alleged to be Mika’s extramarital affair with her co-host Joe Scarborough.

Even though Brzezinski and Joe used to deny any romantic relationship between them, it was a year after Mika’s divorce that the two got engaged in 2017 during their trip to France.

Jim Is The Father Of Two Daughters

With his ex-wife Mika, Jim is the father of two daughters: Emilie Hoffer (b. January 30, 1996) and Carlie Hoffer (b. June 6, 1998). Both of them pursue diverse passions than their parents who were into reporting careers.

His eldest daughter Emilie is a 2018 graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Political Science and Government. Although her current profession is not out, her last mentioned work history on her LinkedIn is her internship at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2019.

Hoffer’s youngest daughter Carlie Hoffer is an artist and a teaching assistant at her alma mater Dartmouth College. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2021 with a degree in Studio Art (in Photography).

Jim’s Ex-Wife Is Now Married Again

Hoffer’s former spouse Mika Brzezinski currently lives with her second husband Joe Scarborough. After a year of engagement, they married on November 24, 2018, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Did Remarry?

No, after his divorce from Brzezinski, he has yet to marry or have any romantic relationship. Instead, he fully dedicates himself to his job and often spends time with his daughters.

Net Worth & Earnings

As of 2024, Jim has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has earned a decent sum of money from his journalism career. And now with his business venture Lititiz Shirt Factory, his income gets a subsequent aid. On the other hand, his former wife, Mika, has a net worth of $20 million.