Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast writer, television character, and author. She is the primary co-host of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of the entertainment-focused fourth hour. Kotb previously worked as a journalist for the television news magazine Dateline NBC.
Hoda Kotb was born on August 9, 1964 in Norman, a city in the US state of Oklahoma. She was born to her Egyptian parents, Sameha Kotb (mother) and Abdel Kader Kotb (father), a fossil fuel specialist listed in Who’s Who of Technology. Hoda was bought out along with her brother Adel and sister Hala in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia.
Hoda was very close to her father but sadly he left her in 1986 at the age of 51. She is a beautiful and multi-talented girl who was voted Homecoming Queen in her high school. Hoda graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982. For further studies, she attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a degree in broadcast journalism.
Hoda Kotb Career
Hoda began her career after graduating from college working at CBS affiliate WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi. She then moved to ABC affiliate WQAD in Moline, Illinois, and worked as a reporter for a year. Kotb officially joined NBC News in April 1998 as a reporter for Dateline NBC and all NBC News stages. In 2011, she starred in a music video dedicated to cancer survivors entitled “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”
In 2015, Kotb began hosting a seven-day, hour-long live show on Sirius XM’s Today channel that explored relaxed, water-cooled themes. Hoda became a co-host of Today in 2019 when NBC News host Matt Lauer was fired following allegations of sexually unfortunate behavior.
Hoda has also written some amazing books, some of which are: Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Changed Their Lives Where They Belong: The Best Choices People Almost Never Made, I’ve Loved You Forever, You are my happiness and many more.
Hoda Kotb Social media
Hoda is present on various social media platforms. She has a verified account on Instagram and has 2 million followers under the username @hodakotb. She is also present on Twitter under the username @hodakotb and has 1.2 million followers. Hoda also has an official page on Facebook, which has 512,000 followers.
Hoda Kotb biography
|Real name||Hoda Kotb|
|date of birth||Aug. 9, 1964|
|Age (as of 2022)||57 years|
|place of birth||Norman, Oklahoma, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 60kg – in pounds – 132 pounds|
|shoe size||7 (USA)|
Hoda Kotb Family
|school||Fort Hunt High School|
|Is she lesbian?||no|
|Husband||Burzis Kanga (m. 2005–2008)|
|children||Haley Joy Kotb, Hope Catherine Kotb|
In 2005, Hoda Kotb married Burzis Kanga, a former tennis coach at the University of New Orleans. However, the wedding ended in a split in 2008. Hoda began dating Joel Schiffman, a New York financier, in 2013, but they broke up after a few years. She adopted two adorable daughters – Haley Joy Kotb and Hope Catherine Kotb.
Hoda Kotb net worth
Hoda Kotb is an ambitious woman and has built a fruitful career with her talent and hard work. She has earned a lot of name, fame and money with her career. According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $30 million.
Facts About Hoda Kotb
- Hoda is a breast cancer survivor, she was determined to have the breast disease and underwent escalated treatment and a mastectomy.
- She is a spiritual person and she believes in praying and having conversations with God on a daily basis.
- Hoda loves to play instruments, she has been taking guitar lessons for 5 years.
- She cannot cook until she has adopted two children.
- Hoda has a habit of getting up at 3:30 a.m. and keeping a daily journal.
- Kotb is an energetic person who loves beaches and sunrises.