• Burzis Kanga is an American tennis coach and the ex-husband of Hoda Kotb.
• He was raised by his football coach father and supermarket manager mother, and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.
• Since 2011, he has been coaching the New Orleans Privateers team.
• He is very secretive about his love life and is currently single.
• He enjoys sports and travelling, and appreciates animals, especially dolphins.
Who is Burzis Kanga?
Burzis Kanga was born in 1962 in the USA but has kept the exact date and place of his birth hidden from the media – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he is an American national. He is a tennis coachbut perhaps best known as the ex-husband of famed Egyptian-American journalist and author Hoda Kotb.
Early life and education
Burzis was raised in the US alongside his siblings by his father, who was a football coach, and his mother, who worked as a manager of a local supermarket.
Burzis became interested in tennis at a very young age and practiced it almost every day while attending elementary school, where he was also interested in basketball, and he played for the school team. He continued to play sports at a local high school, but Burzis was urged by his parents to get a college degree and thus graduated from a university. with a Bachelor of Science Business degree in 1984.
Career as a coach
Before venturing into coaching, Burzis played tennis for the University of New Orleans and for professional tennis teams competing in leagues in Europe, the US and Mexico.
From 1986 to 1989 he was a coach at the University of New Orleans, returning in 2003 – four years later he was invited to serving as head coach of Lakefront 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 introduced by a mutual friend, and married in 2005 in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family – after three years they divorced for unknown reasons.
Since 2013, Hoda has been in a relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman and they became engaged on November 25, 2019 – early 2017 Hoda adopted baby girl Haley Joy and adopted another girl Hope Catherine in April 2019.
Burzis has not spoken of any women he would have been with before or after Hoda, and has remained out of the media’s eye since the divorce. As of November 2020, he is single, married once and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Burzis has been involved in sports from a very young age, and even today he occasionally plays various sports with his friends, such as football, soccer and basketball. gym once or twice a week.
He was very fond of traveling and has visited many US states, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, but it seems that over the past decade Burzis has mostly enjoyed staying at home.
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 true events, such as 1980’s “Raging Bull”, 2005’s “Cinderella Man” and 1957’s “Fear Strikes Out”.
Age, height and power
Burzis is about 58 years old. He has short gray hair and brown eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 72 kg. As of November 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million while Hoda’s ability is reportedly 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 has American and Egyptian nationality. She is perhaps best known as the main anchor of the NBC News show “Today”.
Hoda grew up alongside her brother Adel and sister Hara by their Egyptian parents Sameha and Abdel Kader Kotb. She spent most of her early life in Morgantown in West Virginia, while also living in Egypt and Nigeria with her family. Hoda’s father, a specialist in fossil energy, died in 1986 at the age of 51. Hoda attended Fort Hunt High School in Virginia, and after matriculating in 1982, she was elected homecoming queen. She went to college at Virginia Tech, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism in 1986 and then began her career by working for the network WXVT headquartered in Greenville, Mississippi.
From 1989 to 1991, Hoda was WINK’s weekend anchor, and from 1992 to 1998, he 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 serve as the host of the morning show “Today”.
She is also an author who released her first book, an autobiography “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee” in October 2010, and her second book came out on January 15, 2013, titled “Ten Years Later: Six people who faced adversity and changed 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 next two years.
Her sixth book was released in October 2019, titled “I Really Need 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 happy”.
In early 2007, Hoda discovered she had breast cancer and in March of the same year she underwent successful surgery. She allowed the “Today” cameras to follow her as she battled cancer, and Hoda today is an advocate for breast cancer awareness.