Hoda Kotb

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Hoda Kotb is an American television host and news anchor who is best recognized as the co-host of Today Show. She hosts the fourth hour of the NBC show with fellow anchor Kathie Lee Gifford.

Quick Facts About Hoda Kotb

Name Hoda Kotb
Profession TV Anchor
Gender Female
Birthday August 09, 1964
Age 53 Years Old
Star Sign Leo
Nationality American, Egyptian
Marital Status In Relationship
Net Worth (USD) $ 3,000,000 - Three Million US Dollars
Boyfriend Joel Schiffman
Best Known For Today Show

Hoda Kotb short bio

Kotb was born to Egyptian parents, A.K. Kotb, and Sameha Kotb, on 9th August 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma, and was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. She attended the Fort Hunt High School, from where she graduated in 1982. In 1986, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in broadcast journalism.

The eminent news anchor started her career by working with the ABC-affiliated television station, WQAD-TV. She later filled in as an anchor for CBS-affiliated network, WXIT-TV. She served the network for three years from 1986 to 1989.

She then moved to Florida-based TV channel WINK-TV where she worked as a weekend anchor and reporter until 1991. Her initial work experience also includes anchoring and reporting for CBS-affiliated television station, WWL-TV.

Hoda Kotb's success at Today Show: Salary and net worth

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman at an event

Kotb made her career breakthrough when she started working as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. In 2007, she joined the fourth hour of Today Show on NBC as a co-host. As a part of the show, Hoda won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010.

She frequently substitutes for her fellow Today anchors, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. In March 2017, she became the third co-anchor of the Today Show.

According to sources, Kotb earns $2 million in salary at NBC and has a net worth of $12 million.

Hoda Kotb is a breast cancer survivor

In 2006, Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her cancer battle was documented on Today. She underwent mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in March 2007. She has since been an advocate for breast cancer awareness.

Hoda shared her cancer journey in her 2010 book, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, which made it to the New York Times best-seller list.

Hoda Kotb is dating Joel Schiffman: Are they engaged?

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman at an event

Hoda is presently dating New York financier, Joel Schiffman. She has been in a relationship with him since 2013. She revealed the news of her relationship with Joel on Today Show in January 2015. She has a daughter named, Hayley Joy, whom she adopted in February 2017.

Since they are presently raising a daughter together, fans are expecting them to tie the knot soon. Hoda was previously married to Burzis Kanga for two years.

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