• Burzis Kanga was born in the USA in 1963 and is a tennis coach best known for his success with the New Orleans Privateers.
• He holds an American nationality, probably of Egyptian ancestry, and obtained Bachelor of Science degree in 1984.
• He has served as sports commissioner for 1996 AAU Junior Olympics Games and board member of Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.
• He was married to journalist Hoda Kotb from 2005 to 2008.
• Burzis Kanga has a net worth of $1 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1964
SpouseBurzis Kanga
FactNamed co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today (1952) in August 2007.

Who is Burzis Kanga?

Burzis Kanga was born in 1963, in the USA, but his exact date and place of birth haven’t been made available to the media. He is a tennis coach best known to the world for his success with the New Orleans Privateers, both men and women’s sections. He has also come to prominence as the ex-husband of the journalist Hoda Kotb.

Burzis Kanga Wiki: Early Life, Nationality, and Education

Although there is little information about his early years, Burzis was born in the USA and therefore holds an American nationality, while he is probably of Egyptian by ancestry. From an early age, Kanga was interested in tennis, and as he got older his interest only increased. After finishing high school, Burzis continued his education, however, there is no information in regards to which faculty he attended, but it is known that he obtained Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. Meantime, from 1980 to 1983, Kanga was an avid tennis player, winning over 50 matches for a private tennis team.

Career Beginnings

Two years after finishing his education, Burzis returned to University, this time as a coach at the University of New Orleans. He served there for the next three years, before venturing on to become a Sports Commissioner for the 1996 AAU Junior Olympics games. He has also served as board member of Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

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Rise to Prominence

He returned to coach in 2003 after being hired by the University of New Orleans Lakefront, and in his debut season had an 81-9 record. Most recently, he became a part of the New Orleans Privateers, with whom he has continued quite successfully, winning a number of prestigious awards.

Popularity through Marriage and Divorce

Burzis and Hoda met on a Valentine’s Day in 2004, while both were guests at the American Heart Association event. The two hit it off immediately, and after a year of a romantic relationship, Kanga proposed Hoda in May 2005; the wedding ceremony was held in December 2005 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. However, their marriage didn’t last long, as Hoda filed for divorce in February 2007 and the process was finalized the following year. They didn’t have children together. Burzis has blamed Hoda for their divorce, particularly her problems with fertility and also constant travels from New Orleans to New York. All that had put a strain on their romance and the final result was their split. Since the divorce, Kanga has remained single and focused on his career as a tennis coach. He has also withdrawn from the public eye, and isn’t active on any social media network. Nevertheless, he remains quite a popular figure in the entertainment world, because of his accomplishments as a tennis coach, but also as the ex-husband of one of the most prominent journalists of the present day.

Do You Know How Rich Burzis Kanga Is?

Burzis has become a quite successful tennis coach, particularly with the men and women Privateers teams, while his previous career success has also contributed to his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Burzis Kanga is, as of late-2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kanga’s net worth is as high as $1 million. Pretty decent don’t you think?

Burzis Kanga’s Ex-Wife Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb was born on the 9th August 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma USA, and is a journalist, news anchor, television host and author, best known to the world for her extensive work for NBC News, appearing in such shows as “Dateline NBC” and “Today” as a correspondent and co-anchor.

The daughter of Abdel Kader Kotb and Sameha, she is of Egyptian ancestry, and has a sister Hala and brother Adel. She moved a lot through her childhood, firstly living in Morgantown, West Virginia, but then spent a year in Egypt and later Nigeria. She went to Fort Hunt High School, from which she matriculated in 1982, upon which she enrolled at Virginia Tech, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism four years later. She started her career at WXVT headquartered in Greenville, Mississippi, and then from 1992 to 1998 served as anchor and reporter for WWL-TV in New Orleans. It was in 1998 that she joined NBC News, and since then has held a number of important positions at the station, including being the national correspondent. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but after a successful mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Hoda was cancer-free.

General Info

Full NameHoda Kotb
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1964
Height1.75 m
ProfessionJournalist, Talk show host
EducationVirginia Tech, Fort Hunt High School


SpouseBurzis Kanga
ParentsA.K. Kotb, Sameha Kotb


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine, News & Documentary Emm...
TV ShowsToday, Kathie Lee & Hoda, Dateline NBC

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1Breast cancer survivor.
2Has a brother and sister.
3Graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in broadcast journalism (1986).
4Graduated from Fort Hunt High School (1982).
5Is of Egyptian descent.
6Named co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today (1952) in August 2007.




Nashville2017TV SeriesHoda Kotb
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2014-2017TV SeriesHoda Kotb
Younger2016TV SeriesHoda Kotb
Donny!2015TV SeriesHoda Kotb
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieHoda Kotb
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesHoda Kotb
30 Rock2010TV SeriesHoda Kotb
Lipstick Jungle2009TV SeriesHoda Kotb


Martina McBride: The Road to Eleven2011TV Movie documentary special thanks


Today2007-2017TV SeriesHerself - 4th Hour Co-Anchor / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Substitute Co-Anchor / ...
Entertainment Tonight2008-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Anchor, Today / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today / ...
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2016TV MovieHerself - Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Today Show
Steve Harvey2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Where We Belong / Herself - Guest
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Brothers Take on New Orleans2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things2015DocumentaryHerself
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHerself
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHerself
The Insider2012-2015TV SeriesHerself
A Toast to 2014!2014TV MovieHerself - Host
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The JBL Show2014TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw2014TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Rocks2014TV SpecialHerself
Dateline NBC2002-2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Correspondent / Herself / Herself - Host / ...
Dateline on ID2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The View2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Kitten Bowl2014TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2013TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2013TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Chasing the Saturdays2013TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Huckabee2013TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV SpecialHerself
2012 CMT Music Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesSubstitute Co-Anchor
The Soup2012TV SeriesHerself
The Apprentice2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Party Guest / Herself
7 Minutes in Heaven2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
The Nate Berkus Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Joy Behar Show2010TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself
The Baby Borrowers2008TV SeriesHerself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2007TV SeriesHerself
Deadline Discovery2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Host

Archive Footage

Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself - Interviewing The Lonely Island
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Today Show / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show
Bill Cosby: A Voice of Reason2015DocumentaryHerself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, Today
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)

Nominated Awards

2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsNew Approaches - Daytime EntertainmentToday (1952)
2009EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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