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.
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Hoda Kotb is currently engaged to her boyfriend from six-years, Joel Schiffman. Joel is a New York financier.
He proposed her and they engaged on 25th November 2019.
Joel and Hoda started dating since 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.
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 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.
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.
Her father, A.K. Kotb is a former fossil energy specialist and her mother, Sameha served for the Library of Congress.
She was raised in Egypt for a year, and later her family migrated to Nigeria.
She graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982 where she was elected Homecoming Queen and selected to speak at 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 also elected to a three-year term on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Hoda Kotb: Professional Life, Career
Hoda started her profession in 1964 as a news assistant.
In 1998, been a correspondent for Dateline NBC.
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.
She wrote Ten Years Later published in 2013 and in 2016, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions That People Almost Never Made was published.
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.
Breast Cancer Survivor
In March 2007, Kotb underwent surgery for breast cancer and has cured the drastic diseases. Afterward, she became an advocate for breast cancer awareness. After she was cancer-free, her story was documented by Today Show.
Hoda Kotb: Net Worth, Salary
As of 2022, 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.
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 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 has 1.8 million followers on Instagram, 476k followers on Facebook and 1.2 million followers on Twitter.