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.
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.
Successful career growth of Hoda Kotb
In 2014, Hoda appeared in two episodes of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and after that, in 2016, she appeared as a celebrity judge in the television show Brothers Take New Orleans. In 2017, Hoda acted in the Miss Sweetum children’s animated TV series Mickey and the Roadster Racers. In 2017, she worked as the third co-anchor for the show Today and as co-anchor for Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. In 2016, her book, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made, was released. In 2018, Hoda released her fourth book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever.
Awards and honours of Hoda Kotb
Hoda won the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002 for her reporting. In 2003 and 2008, she won the Gracie Awards. In 2015, Hoda won the Webby Award for her Online film & video for her music video to raise awareness about Pediatric cancer. In 2018, Hoda was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Time Magazines.
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.
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Presently, Hoda’s net worth must be around $12 million. Currently, Hoda has a net worth of $ 30 million and has earned a major part of her net worth as a co-anchor in television shows, which she will use to get a salary of $ 8 million per annum.
The Physical appearances of Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb is 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm tall, and her weight is 72 kg or 159 lbs. Regarding her body measurements, her breast size is 38 inches, her waist size is 29 inches, her hip size is 38 inches, and her body shape is Hourglass. Her dress size is 10 US, her shoe size is 9.5 US, she has a pair of brown eyes, and her hair color is Dark Brown. Hoda bra size is 36 B.
The social media presence of Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She has more than 1.4 million followers on his official Twitter account, and she will often use tweets on it. Her Instagram account has more than 1.9 million followers, and she will use to upload more of his pictures and videos in it. She has more than 498 K followers on her Facebook, and Hoda is inactive on other social media platforms such as Tik Tok and YouTube.
Interests and Hobbies of Hoda Kotb
Hoda’s main hobby is writing, and she will use to write in her free time, and also she will use to eat more books. She used to paint and loves cooking different types of food for her family. Her favorite food is Chicken Rice, and her favorite color is green and deep pink. Honda has traveled to many countries; her favorite destination is the United Kingdom. She is a pet lover, likes dogs and horses, and likes shopping with his family members. Hoda will use it to create awareness about breast cancer, and also she will use it to raise funds for suffering people.