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(Journalist, Television personality, Actress)

Hoda Kotb is a Co-anchor of the Today Show. She is also a journalist and television personality. Previously, she was married and is a mother of Haley Joy and Hope Catherine.

Relationship Facts of Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman has Split! - Dating History

Currently, Hoda Kotb is Single.

Hoda Kotb was engaged to her boyfriend of six years dating, Joel Schiffman. Joel is a New York financier.

He proposed to her and they engaged on 25th November 2019. Later, on January 31, 2022, the pair announced that they had ended their engagement.

Past Affairs

Joel and Hoda started dating in 2013.

In 2016, they moved together.

On Feb 21, 2017, Kotb announced on the Today Show that she had adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb.

On April 16, 2019, she again adopted a second baby girl named Hope Catherine Kotb.

Past marriage

Previously, she was married to a  former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga on the 3rd of December 2005, but after two years they got divorced and their divorce was finalized on the 14th of February 2007.

Hoda Kotb: Biography in Details

Who is Hoda Kotb?

Hoda Kotb is an Emmy Award-winning Journalist and television personality.

She is also an actress and TV host. She is famous as the co-host of NBC’s Today Show.

Age, Family

Hoda was born to Egyptian parents, A.K. Kotb and Sameha Kotb on 9 August 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma, the U.S.

Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Egyptian. As of 2023, her age is 58 years old.

Her father, A.K. Kotb is a former fossil energy specialist, and her mother, Sameha served in the Library of Congress.

Hoda Kotb was raised in Egypt for a year, and later her family migrated to Nigeria.

Education, University

Hoda Kotb graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982 where she was elected Homecoming Queen and selected to speak in her graduating class.

In the year 1986, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

She was the keynote speaker for the Virginia Tech graduation of 2008 and was also elected to a three-year term on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Hoda Kotb: Professional Life, Career

Hoda Kotb started her profession in 1964 as a news assistant.

In 1998, been a correspondent for Dateline NBC.

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Caption: Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman (Source: Today Show)

On January 2, 2018, Kotb appeared for the first time in the fourth hour of the Today Show with co-host Savannah Guthrie.

She also appeared in Martina McBride’s music video through which she was able to earn more fame among people.


Her memoir, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee was published in 2010.

Hoda Kotb wrote Ten Years Later published in 2013 and in 2016, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions That People Almost Never Made was published.

You Are My Happy, her second children’s book and the fifth book overall, was published in March 2019.


She 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.

In October 2021, Hoda was awarded the Matrix Award.

What did Hoda Kotb use to do before joining Today Show?

Before joining Today Show, in 1992, she was an anchor for the CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans.

To become a correspondent for “Dateline” in New York City, she left CBS.

Breast Cancer Survivor

In March 2007, Kotb underwent surgery for breast cancer and cured the drastic disease.

Afterward, Hoda Kotb became an advocate for breast cancer awareness. After she was cancer-free, her story was documented by Today Show.

Hoda Kotb: Net Worth, Salary 2024

As of 2024, she has a net worth estimated to be $30 million, and an average salary of a co-anchor of Today is estimated to be $8 Million.

What happened to Hoda Kotb’s daughter?

Hoda Kotb, a Journalist, took a leave in March from co-hosting “Today with Hoda & Jenna” after her daughter’s health got worse.

After Hoda returned to her work, she stated that her daughter was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for more than a week. However, she hasn’t revealed what her daughter has suffered from.

Hoda Kotb: Controversy

After Hoda Kotb’s Controversial Breastfeeding Comment while hosting a show, breastfeeding mothers across the country were incensed and shared more breastfeeding photos through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Hoda Kotb: Height, Weight

Hoda Kotb is a brunette with brown eyes. Her height is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 72kg.

Her body measurements are 38-30-38 inches and wear a bra size of 36B. She wears a dress size of 10 (US) and a shoe size of 9.5 (US).

Social Media Profile

Hoda Kotb has 1.8 million followers on Instagram, 476k followers on Facebook, and 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

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