Mika Brzezinski Profile
Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski is an American journalist, talk show host, liberal political commentator, and author working for MSNBC serving as a host. She initially joined MSNBC on January 26, 2007.
Mika Brzezinski Education
Brzezinski attended the Madeira School. Soon after, she attended Georgetown University for a period of two years prior to transferring to Williams College, where she graduated attaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1989.
Mika Brzezinski Journalism Career
Brzezinski is the host of MSNBC’s weekday morning broadcast show Morning Joe. Her journalism career started as an assistant at ABC’s World News This Morning in 1990. After one year, she moved to Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WTIC-TV/WTIC-DT in Hartford, Connecticut. While at WTIC-TV/WTIC-DT, she advanced from assignment and features editor to general assignments reporter. She left the station and soon after joined CBS affiliate WFSB-TV/WFSB-DT in Hartford in 1992.
While there, she quickly advanced through the ranks to become its weekday morning anchor in 1995. Brzezinski left the station in 1997 to join CBS News, where she served as a correspondent and as an anchor for the overnight Up to the Minute news program. She started a short hiatus from CBS News in 2001, where she worked for MSNBC’s rival on the weekday afternoon show, HomePage, together with co-anchors Gina Gaston and Ashleigh Banfield.
Brzezinski then joined MSNBC in 2007 and started off by doing the evening Up To The Minute news updates. Soon after, she advanced and worked primetime newsbreaks during the week. She also filed occasional reports for NBC Nightly News and appeared as an occasional anchor on Weekend Today. After a while, she resigned from both shows prior to the renewal option she said when Joe selected her to co-host Morning Joe.
Mika Brzezinski Age
Brzezinski was born on May 2, 1967, in New York City, U.S. She is therefore 54 years old as of 2021.
Quick Facts About Mika Brzezinski
|Age||54 years old|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Mika Brzezinski Height
Brzezinski stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Mika Brzezinski Family
Brzezinski was born to her father Zbigniew Brzezinski and mother Emilie Anna Benešová . Her father was a Polish-born foreign policy expert and previous National Security Advisor and Emilie Anna Benešová was a Swiss-born sculptor. Her mother is of Czech descent and also a grandniece of Czechoslovakia’s former president Edvard Beneš.
She was also raised alongside her brothers named Mark Brzezinski and Ian Brzezinski. Mark Brzezinski is an American diplomat and also served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015. Her other brother Ian Brzezinski is a military expert who has been working in the army for quite some time. Furthermore, she is also a first cousin of the successful author Matthew Brzezinski.
Mika Brzezinski Father ( Zbigniew Brzezinski )
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a Polish-born foreign policy expert and previous National Security Advisor. Zbigniew was a professor teaching at Columbia University when Mika was born. Mika’s family moved to McLean, Virginia, which is near Washington, D.C., in late 1976. This was after her father was named National Security Advisor by newly elected President Jimmy Carter. Unfortunately, Zbigniew died on May 26, 2017, at the age of 89 and the reasons behind his death are still unknown to the public.
Mika Brzezinski Mother
Emilie Anna Benešová born in January 1932, is a Swiss-born sculptor. Emilie is of Czech descent and a grandniece of Czechoslovakia’s former president Edvard Beneš who is also very much close to her children and family.
Mika Brzezinski Husband(s)/ Engaged/ Wedding
Brzezinski was previously married to his first husband Patrick Hoffer who is a TV news reporter working for WABC-TV. The couple met for the first time at WTIC-TV and married on October 23, 1993, and were blessed with two daughters namely, Emilie and Carlie Hoffer. In 2016, the couple divorced amidst allegations of an affair between her and Joe Scarborough. In early 2017, she got engaged to her co-host Joe Scarborough, and the two married on November 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with Rep. Elijah Cummings serving as the officiant.
Mika Brzezinski Salary
Being one of the top journalists for MSNBC Brzezinski earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Mika Brzezinski Net Worth
Brzezinski has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist, talk show host, liberal political commentator, and author.
Mika Brzezinski Know Your Value
Brzezinski is the author of the book Know Yor Value which was published in 2011, discusses both women and financial negotiations. The book also includes tips for negotiating salaries and compensation packages. It was revised, and updated, in 2018 and was released as Know Your Value. Brzezinski’s book also blends compelling personal stories with the current research on why several women don’t negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, as well as what can be done about it.
Mika Brzezinski Awards and Recognitions
Brzezinski has also managed to win quite a number of awards ever since she started her career in politics and journalism. For instance, she was selected for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50; made up of entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and creators who are over the age of 50.
Mika Brzezinski Books
- All Things at Once, published in January 2010.
- Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth, published in 2011.
- Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, published in 2012.
Mika Brzezinski and Matthew Brzezinski
Brzezinski is an American writer and journalist who has authored and written a ton of successful books. Mathew and Mika are first cousins and are also very much close as much as family is concerned. Some of the books he has written and authored include;
- Casino Moscow (Free Press, 2001)
- Fortress America (Bantam, 2004)
- Red Moon Rising (Holt, 2007)
- Isaac’s Army (Random House, 2012)
Brzezinski is currently working at MSNBC where she works alongside other famous MSNBC anchors and reporters including;
- Craig Melvin
- Tamron Hall
- Kasie Hunt
- Stephanie Ruhle
- Katy Tur
- Alicia Menendez
- Nicolle Wallace
- Ali Vitali
- Rachel Maddow
- Yasmin Vossoughian