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Get to Know Burzis Kanga - Hoda Kotb's Former Husband and Sports Coach

Published Thu May 07 2020 By Aashika
Get to Know Burzis Kanga - Hoda Kotb's Former Husband and Sports Coach

Burzis Kanga got immense fame after marriage with Hoda Kotb, who is a popular co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today. He is also a former professional sports coach.

He was born in the United States of America in the early 1960s. He belongs to mixed Egyptian-Tanzanian ethnicity.

Let's look at some interesting unknown facts about Burzis Kanga.

What's His Net Worth?

Kanga has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He makes his fortune through his professional tennis coach. In the United States, the average salary of the tennis coach is about $36.523 per annum.

Likewise, his ex-wife, Hoda Kotb has a massive amount of net worth $30 million, and her annual salary range between $8 million- $10 million. She makes her revenue through her professional career as a journalist. She severs as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC.

Married Life With Hoda Kotb

The Tennis Coach, Burzis Kanga, and Hoda Kotb got married in 2005. Kanga met his wife in New Orleans for Valentine's Day by the American Heart Association. Both were bachelors at the time and fell love for the first time. Their happy married split within two years and didn't share children together. They got officially divorced in 2005.

Burzis Kanga and his ex-wife Hoda Kotb.

Ex-wife Suffered From Cancer

Kanga's former wife is diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She went to so much pain to battle with cancer. Her cancer battle was also covered at the Today Show. Now, she lives as a healthy and happy person.

Hoda Kotb (Ex-wife) Second Marriage

In 2015, the ex-partner of Kanga got engaged with Joel Schiffman, who is the head of US Defined Contribution and Insurance Sales at Schroder Investment Management. The pair dated for six years before engagement. Joel proposed to Hoda while they were on vacation in Mexico. They have adopted two daughters named Haley Joy and Hope Catherine. They are now happily living in the residence of California.

Hoda Kotb with her fiance Joel Schiffman attending a party together.


Burzis began his sports career in the mid to late 1980s. First, he was a tennis coach at the school's tennis team. He is also a former coach of the tennis team of the University of New Orleans. Later, he served as the head coach of New Orleans Privateers and has been U.N.O head coach. For 30 years, he has been active with various sports organizations.

About Hoda Kotb, His Wife

Kotb has won an Emmy Award for her work. She worked as a reporter as well as an anchor for the television news shows. In 2008, she served as a co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show, along with Kathie Lee Gilford. Kotb gains fame as a correspondent for Dateline NBC for two decades. She became the third co-anchor of "Today" before becoming the official co-host, making as part of the first female duo for the show. 

Kanga ex-wife Kotb as an anchor in Today Show.

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