The Untold Truth About Hoda Kotb’s Ex-Husband

Who is Burzis Kanga?

Burzis Kanga was born in 1962 in the United States, but has kept the exact date and location of his birth hidden from the media – his zodiac sign is said to be Capricorn and he holds American citizenship. He is a tennis coach, but perhaps best known for being the ex-husband of famous Egyptian-American journalist and author Hoda Kotb.

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Early life and education

Burzis was raised in the United States alongside his siblings by his father who was a football coach and his mother who worked as a local supermarket manager.

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Burzis became interested in tennis at a very young age and played it almost every day while attending elementary school, where he was also interested in basketball, and played for the school. He continued to play sports at a local high school, however, Burzis was invited by his parents to pursue a college education, and so graduated from a university with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984.

Coaching career

Before becoming a coach, Burzis played tennis for the University of New Orleans as well as professional tennis teams competing in leagues in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

From 1986 to 1989 he coached at the University of New Orleans and returned in 2003 – four years later he was asked to become Lakefront’s head coach but had to take some time off after his divorce, which had a big impact on him. Since 2011, he has coached the New Orleans Privateers team.

Love life and ex-wife Hoda Kotb

Burzis has been very secretive about his love life, especially since his divorce from Hoda Kotb. The two reportedly met in 2004 when they were introduced by a mutual friend and married in a private ceremony in 2005, attended by their closest friends and family – after three years they divorced for unknown reasons.

Hoda Kotb

Since 2013, Hoda has been in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, a New York financier, and they got engaged on November 25, 2019 – in early 2017 Hoda adopted baby girl Haley Joy and adopted another daughter Hope Catherine in April 2019.

Burzis hasn’t spoken about any women he might have been with before or after Hoda, and has avoided media attention since the divorce. As of November 2020, he is single, was previously married and has no children.

Hobbies and other interests

Burzis has been involved in sports since he was young and even today he occasionally plays various sports with his friends such as soccer, football and basketball. He used to be very active in the gym and held several workouts every week. gym once or twice a week.

He was very fond of traveling and visited many American states as well as countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. However, it seems Burzis has mostly enjoyed staying at home for the past decade.

He is an animal lover and has a pet dog, while his favorite “animals” are dolphins.

In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports movies based on real events, such as 1980’s “Raging Bull”, 2005’s “Cinderella Man” and 1957’s “Fear Strikes Out”.

Age, height and net worth

Burzis is around 58 years old. He has short gray hair and brown eyes, his height is 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) and he weighs about 72 kg (160 lb). As of November 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million while Hoda’s net worth is said to be over $30 million.

Who is Hoda Kotb?

Hoda Kotb was born in Norman, Oklahoma USA on August 9, 1964 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American and Egyptian citizenship. She is perhaps best known for serving as the main anchor of NBC News’ “Today” show.

Hoda was raised alongside her brother Adel and sister Hara by their Egyptian parents Sameha and Abdel Kader Kotb. She spent most of her youth in Morgantown, West Virginia, while she also lived with her family in Egypt and Nigeria. Hoda’s father, a fossil fuel scientist, died in 1986 at the age of 51. Hoda attended Fort Hunt High School in Virginia and, upon enrolling in 1982, was voted homecoming queen. She then attended Virginia Tech, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta female sorority.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism in 1986, then launched her career working for the WXVT network headquartered in Greenville, Mississippi.

From 1989 to 1991, Hoda was WINK’s weekend anchor, and from 1992 to 1998 worked as an anchor and reporter at WWL. She gained recognition in April 1998 when she started working for NBC News, and in September 2007 she was chosen to host the morning show “Today”.

She is also an author who published her first book, an autobiography “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee” in October 2010, and her second book was released on January 15, 2013, titled “Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.” Her third book “Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made” was released in 2016, followed by two other books over the years. next two years.

Her sixth book was released in October 2019 called “I Really Needed This Today”, and her seventh book “This Just Speaks To Me” in October 2020. Hoda has also written two children’s books – “I’ve Loved You Since Forever” and “You are my joy”.

In early 2007, Hoda discovered she had breast cancer, and in March of that year underwent successful surgery. She allowed “Today” cameras to follow her during her battle with cancer, and Hoda is now an advocate for breast cancer awareness.

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