Hoda Kotb

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Full Name Hoda Kotb
Age 55 Years Old
Nick Name Hoda
Gender Female
Famous As TV Anchor
Birth Date August 09, 1964
Birth Place Norman
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An American broadcast journalist, television personality, as well as an author is named for Hoda Kotb. Moreover, she is the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. She formerly served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC. Recently, Hoda Kotb is engaged to Joel Schiffman. The "Today" co-anchor broke the news Monday on her show to the delight of her coworkers. The couple has been together for six years and is the parents of adopted daughters Haley Joy, 2, and infant Hope Catherine, who joined their family in April. Kotb said Schiffman popped the question over the weekend during dinner on the beach while the pair were vacationing. Overall, She is a very talented woman. 

Famous For

  • Being the co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today.

Hoda Kotb: Early Life, Bio, Birthday, Age, Education, Parents, Siblings

On 9th March 1964, Hoda Kotb was born in Norman, the USA. She grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in New Orleans, Louisiana throughout the 1990s. She was born to her father, Abdel Kader Kotb, and her mother, Samaha Kotb. Her father was a fossil energy specialist and was listed in the Who's Who of Technology. She has 2 siblings, a brother, Adel, and a sister, Hala. Her parents are from Egypt. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is White. She is of Egyptian descent. Her zodiac sign is Leo whereas her religion is Christian. As of 2019, she celebrated her 55th birthday with her friends. As per her education, she attended Fort Hunt High School, where she graduated in 1982. She enrolled at Virginia Tech. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta women's sorority, Beta Nu Chapter. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism in 1986. 

Hoda Kotb: Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Being at the age of fifty-five, Hoda has well-maintained her body a lot. Her body build is average. She stands at a height of 1.75 m or 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She has a balanced body weight of 159 lbs i.e. 72 kg. Her body measurements are 38-30-38 inches. She wears a bra of size 36B. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is light brown. She wears a dress of size 10 (US) and shoes of size 9.5 (US). Her smiling face and charming personality have helped her to gain the attention of all the viewers. She works out and eats healthy. Overall, she has got a very healthy body. 

Hoda Kotb: Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Her very first on-air job after college was at then-CBS affiliate WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi.
  • She then moved to ABC affiliate WQAD in Moline, IL as a reporter from 1988 to 1989 and became a weekend anchor and reporter at CBS affiliate WINK in Fort Myers, Florida from 1989 to 1991.
  • She became the anchor and reporter of WWL-TV, CBS News Orleans, Louisiana from 1992 to 1998. 
  • In the year 1998, she joined NBC News as a correspondent for Dateline NBC and all NBC News platforms. 
  • She was the first host of Today's first fourth-hour weekday morning broadcast at 10 A.M. in September 2007.
  • Gifford announced in December 2018 that she was leaving Today on 7th April 2019.
  • On 8th April 2019, she was succeeded by Jenna Bush Hager. 
  • She began hosting a live, one-hour show twice a week on Sirius XM's Today channel, discussing casual, water cooler topics on 23rd February 2015. 
  • She was named co-anchor of Today with Savannah Guthrie after former Today anchor, Matt Lauer on 2nd January 2018. 
  • She was the host of the weekly syndicated series Your Total Health from 2004 to 2008. 
  • She was the substitute co-anchor of Today Show from 2007 to 2017 and featured co-anchor in 2017.
  • She became the co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie of the Today show in 2018.
  • She is also the host of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2018. 

Moreover,

  • She made television appearances such as Lipstick Jungle, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Lip Sync Battle, Donny!, Younger, Nashville, and Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
  • She has also appeared in television films, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. 
  • She was a celebrity judge in Brothers Take New Orleans in 2016.

Books 

  • She released a New York Times bestselling autobiography, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee in October 2010.
  • She also released her second book, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives in January 2013. 
  • She then released her third book, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made in 2016. 
  • She released her fourth book, I've Loved You Since Forever in 2018. 
  • She released her sixth book, I Really Needed This Today in October 2019. 
  • She also released her own children's books.
  • The first one, her fourth book overall, I've Loved You Since Forever, was released in 2018. 
  • Her second children's book, her fifth book overall, You Are My Happy, which celebrates the things in life that bring gratitude, was released in March 2019.

Awards of Hoda Kotb

  • She was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting in the year 2002 and she received her first Gracie Awards in 2003 and 2008.
  • In addition to this, she was awarded a Headliner Award in 2004 for Dateline NBC's "Saving Dane - Adoptees Rage."
  • She was awarded a Peabody Award for Dateline NBC's "The Education of Ms. Groves" which earned her an additional Headliner Award in 2007.
  • She won a Webby Award for Online Film & Video - Public Service & Activism for her music video, "Truly Brave" in 2015. 
  • Kotb and Gifford were awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host during their time as co-hosts in the year 2019. 

Hoda Kotb: Marital Status, Husband, Children, Divorce

Hoda Kotb is a married woman. She married former University of New Orleans tennis coach, Burzis Kanga in the year 2005 and later divorce in the year 2008. After that, she is in a long term relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman. They have been dating together since 2013. She announced on Today that she had adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb on 21st February 2017. She again came on Today via phone to announce she had adopted a second baby girl named Hope Catherine Kotb on 16th April 2019. She announced live on Today that she had been engaged to Schiffman on 25th November 2019. 

Hoda Kotb: Net Worth, Salary, Earnings

Being broadcast journalist, television personality, as well as an author, Hoda Kotb has earned a lot of money during her career. Her television career is her major source of income. She also earns from her book. She has already released 4 books to date. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $12 million. With all the fortune in a million dollars, she must be living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. She has achieved great heights in her career life. Her exact salary is under review and it will be added soon.  

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