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Facts About Jim Hoffer - American Investigative Reporter

Published Fri Aug 27 2021 By praju
Facts About Jim Hoffer - American Investigative Reporter

Jim Hoffer (James Patrick Hoffer) is an American journalist who was born on 1 November 1963, in New York, United States of America. He works for Eyewitness News in New York City as an investigative reporter. His reporting skills have gotten him an Emmy Award.

The talented reporter is well known for being at the forefront of several major stories such as the American Airlines Flight 587 tragedy, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the 2003 blackout.

Birth NameJames Patrick Hoffer
Date of birth1 November 1963
BirthplaceNew York, United States of America
Zodiac SignScorpio

Family and Early Life:

Hoffer is the son of Patricia R. Hoffer, she died in July 2015. She was a former member of the Lititz Moravian Church. She used to live with his brothers, Jeffrey, David, and Thomas in Audubon Villa in Lititz.

Jim Hoffer. Source: Instagram @nycontherun

He attended Temple University in Philadelphia and grew up with his brothers. He worked as an investigative journalist for ABC7 after college. He is an animal lover and has two pets.

Jim Hoffer's two pets. Source: Instagram @nycontherun

Net Worth:

The estimated net worth of reporter Jim Hoffer is around $3 million. He makes his earnings through his successful professional career as a journalist. His annual income is around $100,000.


Jim Hoffer was married to Mika Brzezinski for 22 years, a co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe. They met and worked together in the Fox station in Hartford, Connecticut. They married on 23 October 1993, in Block Island, Rhode Island at the west side church.

Jim Hoffer with his ex-wife, Mike Brzezinski . Source: Instagram @people

Emilie Hoffer, the couple's first child, was born three years after their wedding. In 1998 the duo welcomed their second daughter, Carlie Hoffer. They even purchased a 1920s English Tudor-style mansion in Bronxville, New York for their family.

Jim Hoffer with his daughters and pet. Source: Instagram @nycontherun

The marriage, however, fell apart and the couple separated peacefully and secretly in 2016.


Hoffer began working as a reporter at WTNH-TV, an ABC station in New Haven, after graduation. Later, he worked as an Investigate Correspondent for WABC-TV, which is owned by ABC News. He joined the network's popular investigative section in June 1998 and has been with it ever since.

Jim Hoffer posing in the middle of a hike. Source: Instagram @nycontherun

Furthermore, he has worked on a variety of subjects at Eyewitness News, including police concerns, whistleblowers, corruption, scams, and aviation/transportation. His investigation has resulted in the arrest of scammers and the release of persons wrongfully accused of crimes.

Even though he had lost his driver's license due to a DWI, he investigated a New Jersey Transit engineer who was running trains. State officials searched and shut down the Harlem Medicaid fraud enterprise when he discovered it. 

In addition, the reporter had covered several major stories such as the American Airlines Flight 587 tragedy, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the 2003 blackout.

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