Who is Hoda Kotb?
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, a television personality who is best known as the co-anchor of the NBC News morning showToday and co-host of the Fourth Hour.
Full Name: Hoda Kotb
Age: 54 years old
Date of Birth: August 9, 1964
Place of Birth: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Father’s name: A.K. Kotb
Mother’s name: Sameha Kotb
Profession: Journalist, Television Personality, Author
Net Worth: $30 million
Relationship status: In relationship
Height: 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight: 71 kg
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Dark brown
Early Life, Wiki, and Career:
She was born on August 9, 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. She attended the Fort Hunt High School, graduating in 1982 as a homecoming queen and then joined Virginia Tech and graduated from the same in 1986 with a bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
After graduation, she worked at WXVT as a morning anchor and general assignment reporter of WQAD-TV from 1986 to 1989. After that, she worked as a reporter and anchor from 1992 to 1998 for WWL-TV.
Sh co-hosted the Fourth Hour of the Today Show alongside Kathie Lee Gifford from 2008 to April 2019. Also, she was added as a third co-anchor of Today from March 2017.
She has written her biography titled Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee was released in October 2010.
Furthermore, she has made her appearances in Lipstick Jungle (2009), 30 Rock (2010), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2014), Nashville (2017), Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), etc.
Family Life, Parents, Siblings:
Her father’s name is A.K. Kotb, a fossil energy specialist and her mother’s name is Sameha Kotb, a Library of Congress worker. She has two siblings: brother Adel Kotb and sister Hala Kotb.
Relationships, Husband, Children, Adopt:
She is currently in a relationship who has been dating New York financier Joel Schiffman since 2013 and they have adopted two babies, both girls. The adaptation of Haley Joy Kotb’s adoption was announced on February 21, 2017, and the adaptation of Hope Catherine Kotb’s adoption was announced on April 16, 2019, via a phone call to the Today show.
She was previously married to former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga on 3 December 2005. Unfortunately, she underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer in March 2007 which is well documented on Today Show.
But cancer had left her unable to conceive and within a few years, her marriage to Kanga collapsed and the two divorced on 6 February 2008.
Also, she was in a relationship with Jay Blumenkopf in the past.
She stands a height of 5 ft. 9 inches and she weighs 71 kg. Hoda has dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Her body measurement is 34-30-36 inches and her bra size is 34B.
Net Worth and Salary:
She has an estimated net worth of around $30 million and she has earned that sum of money from her career. Also, she earns around $8 million
Social Media Accounts:
She has around 1.3M followers on Instagram, about 1.26M followers on Twitter, and around 467k followers on Facebook.