Hoda Kotb Biography
Hoda Kotb is an Egyptian-American Journalist, Author and TV personality known for appearing on NBC’s Today Morning show as the leading news anchor. She also works as a co-anchor on one of NBC’s entertainment-focused fourth-hour news segments. Hoda even serves as a correspondent on NBC”s television news magazine program called Dateline. Before NBC, Hoda worked as a news anchor and reporter for WXVT, WQAD, WINK and WWL News.
Kotb is of Egyptian descent but she was born in Oklahoma, USA and grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her parents are Egyptian travelers who also lived in Nigeria before they finally settled in the United States. Hoda finished her high school studies at Fort Hunt High School back in 1982 where she was very talented and active. Hoda’s elegant looks and charming personality even landed her the homecoming queen position.
During her high school baccalaureate service graduation, she was chosen by her classmates to speak on behalf of the class. In college, Hoda was an active member of the Delta Delta Delta women’s sorority known as Beta Nu Chapter. Eventually, her hard work and focused mindset earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Virginia Tech Institute.
She then began her first on-air job working at a CBS Mississippi affiliate known as WXVT. There, Hoda made a name for herself by covering authentic and very relatable news reports affecting the people of Mississippi and the country. Hoda then left WXVT to work as a reporter for WQAD in Illinois from 1988 to 1989. Her incredible work impressed WINK News in Florida so much that they decided to hire her as a reporter and anchor. Hoda left WINK News for NBC News back in 1998.
Hoda’s work even captured the eye of famous American songstress and Musician Martina McBride who featured Kotba in one of her music videos. McBride’s song became famous because it was written to recognize all cancer survivors. Hoda began her current duties at NBC News n 1998 where she has maintained for all these years. In 2018, she teamed up with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today show before she became the main anchor of TOday’s show after Guthrie’s exit. In addition to her broadcasting career, Hoda is the author of the New York Times’s best-seller, Hoda; How I Survived War Zones, Bad hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee. She is also a cancer survivor who depicts her story in the book
Hoda Kotb Age
How old is Hoda Kotb? Kotb is 58 years old as of 2022. She was born on August 9, 1984, in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. In addition, Hoda celebrates her birthday on August 9th every year. Her zodiac birth sign is Cancer.
Hoda Kotb Height | Weight
Kotba stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 m). Her weight is also approximated to be 72 kilograms (158 pounds). Hoda’s other body measurements will be updated once they are out.
Hoda Kotb Family
Hoda was born to her parents Sameha Kotba (mother) and Kader Kotb (father). Both of her parents are Egyptians who traveled alot before and after she was born. She was born in the small town of Norman, Oklahoma but her parents moved to West Virginia when Hoda was just 3 months old. Her father was a professional fossil energy specialist who died back in 1986 at the age of 51. Kotba also has one brother named Adel Kotba and a Sister named Hala Kotb.
Hoda Kotb Joel Schiffman Engaged | Husband
Kotba is a divorcee who was in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, a New York Financier. Previously, she was married to her first ex-husband Burzis Kanga. Kanga is a former tennis coach who worked for the University of Orleans. Hoda and Burzis got married back in 2005 but they divorced in 2008 due to irreconcilable differences. Kotba began dating Joel Schiffman back in 2013. The two then got engaged in 2019. She was the one who shared the good news live on NBC’s Today the same year she got engaged. However, Hoda announced during the fourth hour of Today with Jenna in 2022 that she had broken off her engagement with Joel. The two are now platonic co-parents
Hoda Kotb Kids | Children
Hoda is the mother of two lovely kids named Haley Joy Kotb and Hope Catherine Kotb. Both of her daughters are adopted. Hoda adopted her first daughter, Haley back in February 2017. In 2019, she decided to welcome and adopt Hope as her own daughter. Hoda loves her daughters as her own.
Hoda Kotb Savannah Guthrie
Savannah Guthrie is a famous TV personality known for appearing alongside Hoda on NBC’s Today morning show. She began her work at NBC News Back in 2012 and then named the lead anchor on NBC’s Today with Hoda back in 2018. Hoda and Savannah still work together and they have been described as the first female lead anchor duo in the history of NBC.
Hoda Kotb Salary
Kotba currently receives an estimated average salary of around $8 Million every year. This is according to NBC’s payroll.
Hoda Kotb Net Worth
Hoda is estimated to have a net worth of around $30 million dollars. This includes the properties under her name and her assets. Hoda has accumulated all this fortune from her main career as a Journalist and an NBC News correspondent.
Hoda Kotb Absent on NBC’s Today Shows
According to reports, Hoda was seen missing from her regular show on NBC. This made fans across the internet spiral with theories suggesting that she might have fallen ill hence the sudden leave from work. However, NBC took note of the concerns and issued a response revealing that Hoda was okay and that she left temporarily to take care of a family issue.