If you’ve had a chance to watch the Today show this morning, then you may have noticed a familiar face: Hoda Kotb is back! That’s right, the famous co-anchor, 52, has returned to her co-hosting duties after the arrival of her adopted daughter, Haley Joy, now 8 weeks old. Now that Kotb has her daughter, her family is complete and her fans are wondering who is Hoda Kotb’s boyfriend in 2017. If you want to know more about Hoda’s main man, then have a look at our Joel Schiffman wiki.
Joel Schiffman’s Age and Early Life
Joel Schiffman, 59, was born on March 21, 1958 and he is the vice president & director of financial institutions at Janus Group. He has been at the company that’s based in New York City for almost two years. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1981 with a bachelor of arts in economics. While he was at UCLA, he was on the rugby team and a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school, which is where he became a certified investment management analyst at the university’s Wharton School. He graduated in 1995.
Joel Schiffman’s Net Worth
Schiffman is a successful financier and although his net worth isn’t available at the moment, it’s safe to say that money isn’t an issue for him. According to his LinkedIn account, he comes with a wide range of experience.
“Financial executive with broad experience in asset management relationship [responsibilities] for key retirement platform partners and sub-advisory relationships. Previous experience includes institutional sales for both traditional and alternative investment firms as well as investment consulting to institutions and family offices.”
His job description: “Build and maintain relationships with key insurance partners. Responsibilities include developing and implementing investment and sales strategies designed to assist our partners in achieving their sales goals and investors their retirement goals.”
He Has a Daughter from a Previous Marriage
According to Daily Mail, Joel has an adult daughter named Kyle, 23. She was from his previous marriage and his daughter goes to school in Paris, France. There isn’t any bad blood between Kyle and her potential new stepmother though, as she is fully supportive of Hoda and her fathers union. In 2015, after stopping by The Today Show to visit Hoda in New York City, Joel’s daughter posted a message calling her “awesome.”
How Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman Met
According to People, the couple met at a Wall Street event, but it was later reported that Kotb didn’t want to go in the first place.
“I almost didn’t go out the night I met him,” Kotb told Carson Daily on Today in January 2015, after the Daily Mail published photos of Kotb with Schiffman. “Cause you know how you don’t feel like it because it’s raining and icky and why not just watch a Law & Order rerun and stay home and eat potato chips – and I’m so glad I went out that night because it was a chance meeting that ended up being kind of a life transforming event for me.”
Good thing Kotb changed her mind!
Is Hoda Kotb Married?
Like Shciffman, Hoda was married before, but she’s been dating Schiffman since 2013. They aren’t married yet but they are living together and share their adopted daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, who was born on February 14, 2017.
Even though he was left out of the domestic adoption application, Schiffman is Haley’s father. He was left off the papers, because Schiffman believed it would be an easier process with just one parent on the document.
Hoda named their daughter Haley after the comet.
“It was one of those things. I just picture her sailing through the sky,” she said to E! News. It also follows the alliteration she shares with her sister and niece, all of whose names begin with an “H.” Her middle name expresses what Hoda and Schiffman feel for her.
They may not be married, but they are definitely living like the perfect family.