Mika Brzezinski

Brzezinski in 2010, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 2, 1967

*Polish (father)
*Czech/Bohemian (mother)

Mika Brzezinski is an American television host, journalist, author, and political commentator.

Mika is the daughter of diplomat and political scientist Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski and sculptor Emelie Anna Benešová. Her father was National Security Advisor, from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. Her parents were immigrants to the U.S. Mika’s father was born in Warsaw, Poland. Mika’s mother was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to Czech parents. Her uncle is mathematician Václav Edvard Beneš. Her siblings are Ian Brzezinski, a foreign policy and military affairs expert, and Mark Brzezinski, a lawyer, who has been U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, from November 24, 2011 to July 1, 2015, and U.S. Ambassador to Poland, since February 22, 2022.

Mika is married to politician and television personality Joe Scarborough. She has two children with her former husband, television news reporter James Patrick Hoffer.

Mika’s paternal grandfather was Tadeusz Brzeziński (the son of Kazimierz Brzeziński and Zofia Woroniecka). Tadeusz was born in Złoczów, Poland (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), and was a Polish consular officer. Kazimierz was the son of Kazimierz Brzeziński and Zuzanna Mayer. Zofia was the daughter of Maksymilian Woroniecki and Ernestyna Kropaczek.

Mika’s paternal grandmother was named Leonia Roman.

Mika’s maternal grandfather was Bohuš Beneš (the son of Vaclav/Vojta/Vojtěch Beneš and Emílie Řezáčová). Václav was the son of Matěj/Matthias Beneš and Anna Petronila Benešová, who were originally from Plzeň, Bohemia.

Mika’s maternal grandmother was named Emilie Zadna.

One of Mika’s cousins is Canadian writer and journalist Matthew Brzezinski. Mika’s maternal great-grandfather Vaclav/Vojta’s brother was former President and Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, Edvard Beneš.

Source: Genealogy of Mika Brzezinski – https://www.geni.com

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