Jim Hoffer Biography, Age, Parents, Ex-Wife, Journalism and Net Worth

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Jim Hoffer Biography | Who is Jim Hoffer?

Jim Hoffer is an American journalist who works for WABC-TV. He is also known for his work as an  investigative reporter for Eyewitness News in New York City. He has won an Emmy Award for his reporting prowess. He is most known for being on the front lines of several important stories such as the crash of the American flight 587, the 9/11 attack as well as the 2003 Blackout.


Hoffer has also carried out several undercover investigations that have led to stricter regulations on New York’s gun shows to protect military vessels.

How old is Jim Hoffer? – Age

The Emmy Award-winning journalist is 58 years old as of November 1, 2022. He was born as James Patrick Hoffer in 1963 in New York, United States.

Jim Hoffer Parents

Jim was born to Patricia Hoffer (nee Lititz). Nothing really is known of his father nor his childhood days.

American Journalist, Jim Hoffer
American Journalist, Jim Hoffer

Jim Hoffer Married | Ex-Wife | Mika Brzezinski’s ex-husband

Hoffer was formerly married to Mika Brzezinski, also a journalist and MSNBC’s co-host on the Morning Joe show with Joe Scarborough. Jim and Mika had gotten married in October 1993 at the West Side Church on Block Island, Rhode Island. Prior to the wedding, the former couple had met in 1992 while working at WTIC-TV. Their marriage lasted till 2016 amid cheating allegations on Mika’s part. Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbiginiew Kazimierz Brzezinski, a former national security adviser to former US President Jimmy Carter. Apart from her job as a program co-host, Brzezinski has also worked as a political commentator and is an author.

Hoffer and his ex-wife have two daughters: Emilie Hoffer (born in 1996) and Carlie Hoffer (born in 1998).

Jim Hoffer Education and Investigative Journalism

Hoffer has had a passion for journalism since his youth days. He enrolled at the Temple University in Philadelphia to study communication and media. He completed his studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media.

Shortly after his graduation, he began working at WTIC-TV as an investigative journalist. In June 1998, he joined Eyewitness News Investigative Team on Channel 7. He has remained with the station with is work leading to several reviews in security laws in several states in the U.S. and imprisonment of corrupt persons.

Part of his investigative work has led Hoffer to be undercover and prepare reports on his investigations. For instance, his findings prompted New York lawmakers to shut down the New York gun show and requiring background checks for every gun purchase within the state.

It is the same efforts and work that have led to Hoffer being an Award-winning journalist. Among his awards are:

♦  Peabody Award
♦  Emmy Award
♦  Columbia University’s DuPont Award
♦  The National Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative reports on the utility company, Con Ed.

Jim Hoffer Net Worth

Hoffer’s exact salary is not known though an investigative journalist earns about $55,000 in New York City. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million and over.