Hoda Kotb is a successful Emmy Award-winning Journalist and television personality. Whereas, Hoda Kotb is also a well-known actress and TV host. Likewise, famous for the co-host of NBC’s Today Show.
Table of Biography
Age, Family, Siblings, Nationality, and Ethnicity
Hoda Kotb is 56 years old as of 2020. She was born on August 9, 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma, the United States. Whereas, she was born to Sameha Kotb (mother) and Abdel Kader Kotb (father). Her mother works in the Library of Congress while her father was an expert in fossil energy, who passed in 1986. She grew up with brother Adel and a sister Hala. Likewise, she belongs to an American, Egyptian nationality though ethnicity is still unrevealed.
Talking about her educational career, in 1982 she graduated from Fort Hunt High School where she was appointed Homecoming Queen and chosen to speak at her graduating class. Likewise, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism in the year 1986. She was the keynote speaker for her 2008 Virginia Tech graduation.
Talking about Hoda’s career, her career in journalism began in 1986, when she was selected as CBS News news assistant. She then worked as a reporter and anchor for WQAD-TV as a general assignment. Between 1992 until 1998, Kotb worked in New Orleans, Louisiana as a reporter and anchor for WWL-TV. After that, as a national reporter, she joined NBC and has worked with the network to date.
Likewise, the journalist has also worked since 1998 as a reporter for Dateline NBC’s show on the network. She hosted a syndicated weekly series called ‘ Your Total Health ‘ from 2004 until 2008. Since 2007, Kotb has been a co-host at the 4th hour of NBC’s ‘ Today Show. ‘ In 2014, she featured in two episodes of’ The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ‘ Two years later, Kotb appeared on ‘ Brothers Take New Orleans ‘ as a celebrity judge.
She appeared Miss Sweetum in the animated television show ‘ Mickey and the Roadster Racers ‘ for children in 2017. She has worked as a third co-anchor of ‘ Today ‘ beginning in March 2017 and frequently fills in as the co-anchor for Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer.
Awards and Achievements
Hoda has won many awards and achievements. Whereas, she has won Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program in 2010 and also won the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine.
Talking about Hoda’s personal life, she announced live on Today that she was engaged to Schiffman on November 25, 2019.
In 2005 Kotb married Burzis Kanga, a former New Orleans University tennis coach. Sadly, the couple had ended their relationship in a 2008 divorce. She announced in 2015 that she started dating the financier Joel Schiffman. In February 2017, she revealed that she had adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb. On April 16, 2019, she came on Today through the phone to announce she had adopted a second baby girl named Hope Catherine Kotb.
Breast Cancer Survivor
Whereas, Kotb underwent breast cancer surgery in March 2007 and healed serious diseases. She later became an advocate for awareness of breast cancer. The story was reported by Today Show after she became cancer-free.