Hoda Kotb career, net worth, personal and early life
Hoda Kotb is an author, journalist, and TV personality from Egypt. She is mainly popular to anchor the ‘NBC News morning show Today’ with Savannah Guthrie. Earlier in her career, she worked as a correspondent for the TV news program named; Dateline NBC.
August 9, 1964 is the birth date of Hoda.Her parents are from Egypt, that’s why she has lived in Nigeria and Egypt for some time with her family. She grew up in Alexandria and Morgantown of Virginia. Her father’s name is Abdel KadeKotb, and he worked as an energy specialist of fossil. Her father got expired in the year 1986when she was 51. Her mother worked in Library of Congress, and her name is Samantha. She also has a brother and a sister named Adel and Hala, respectively.
Hoda completed her graduation in the year 1982. She completed her graduation in broadcast journalism in 1986. When she was in college, she was a member of the Tri Delta Women’s Sorority. She was also the speaker for the Virginia Tech Graduation in 2008. She also got elected to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors in the year 2010.
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Hoda began her career when she got a job in Greenville, Mississippi, at WXVT. She worked there as an anchor and reported from 1992 to 1998. She has been hosting the fourth hour of the Today’s Show with Kathie Lee Gifford since the year 2008. She was also the host of the weekly series, ‘Your Total Health’ from 2004 to 2008. In 2017, she started working as Today’s third co-anchor after working as the substitute co-anchor for ten years. She and Savannah Guthrie were the first female pair to host the Today’s Show. Now it has been more than 20 years for her to work with NBC, and she is a respectedandvaluable member of the NBC family.
Besides being a host, Hoda has also acted in several TV series such as ‘Lipstick Jungle’ in 2009, ’30 Rock’, ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,’ ‘Younger,’ etc. The viewers have appreciated her work in all these TV series. She has received several awards for her reporting and such as the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002, Gracie Awards in 2003 and 2008, etc. In the year 2010, she launched her autobiography, which became a New York Times Bestselling book. After that, she has released several books, and each one of them was a great success.
Hoda got married to Burzis Kanga in 2005, but they got separated in 2008. In 2007, she got diagnosed with breast cancer. She has done the surgery for it. She documented her entire journey and used it to increase awareness among people for breast cancer. She has been in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, and she announced their engagement on November 25, 2019, on Today’s show. She has two adopted girls named Hope and Haley.
Presently, Hoda’s net worth must be around $12 million.