Hoda Kotb Biography

Hoda Kotb

Quick Facts Of Hoda Kotb

Celebrated Name Hoda Kotb
Age 55 Years
Nick Name Hoda
Birth Name Hoda Kotb
Birth Date 1964-08-09
Gender Female
Profession TV Anchor
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Single
Eye Color Brown
Place Of Birth Norman
Net Worth $12 million
Height 5.7
Weight 78 Kg
Breast Size 34
Hip Size 23
Boyfriend Joel Schiffman
Foot Size 100
Best Known For Today Show
High School Fort Hunt High School
University Virgina Tech University

Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She is of Egyptian descent. She is the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. She formerly served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC. She has over 1.2 million followers on her Instagram. 

Today Show Co-anchor Hoda Kotb Has Adopted second Baby Girl

The television journalist and author Hoda Kotb announced on 16 April 2019 that there is a new addition to her family. She announced via phone on Tuesday's episode of the morning program that she had adopted a second baby girl, Hope Catherine Kotb. Previously, she had adopted her first baby girl, Haley Job Kotb in 2017. 

The 49-years old co-host is in a longterm relationship with New York Financier Joel Schiffman. Her marriage with Burzis Kanga lasted for only 3 years from 2005 to 2008. 

Who is Joel Schiffman?

What is Hoda Kotb famous For?

- Co-anchor o the NBC News Morning show Today.

Where was Hoda Kotb Born?

Hoda Kotb was born on 9 August 1964. She was born to a father, Abdel Kader Kotb, and a mother, Sameha Kotb. Her birth place is in Norman, Oklahoma in the United States. She holds American nationality. She is of Egyptian descent. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She has 2 siblings, a brother, Adel, and a sister, Hala. She grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. she lived in New Orleans, Louisiana throughout the 1990s.

She attended Fort Hunt High School, where she graduated in 1982. She enrolled at the Virginia Tech. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta women's sorority, Beta Nu Chapter. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism in 1986. 

Career

After graduation in 1986, she started working as a news assistant at CBS News.

She worked as morning anchor and general assignment reporter WQAD-TV, ABC Moline, Illinois and WXVT-TV, CBS Greenville and Greenwood, Mississippi between 1986 and 1989.

She became the weekend anchor and reporter for WINK-TV Fort Myers, Florida between 1989 and 1991.

She became the anchor and reporter of WWL-TV, CBS News Orleans, Louisiana from 1992 to 1998. 

She joined NBC News in 1998.

She is the NBC News National correspondent since 1998. 

She is contributing anchor and correspondent for a television news program, Dateline NBC since 1998. 

She was the host of the weekly syndicated series Your Total Health from 2004 to 2008. 

She is the co-host Today fourth hour since 2007. 

She was the substitute co-anchor of Today Show from 2007 to 2017 and featured co-anchor in 2017.

She became the co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie of the Today show in 2018.

She is also the host of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2018. 

Other Appearances

She has made television appearances in Lipstick Jungle, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Lip Sync Battle, Donny!, Younger, Nashville, and Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

She has appeared in television films, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. 

She was a celebrity judge in Brothers Take New Orleans in 2016.

Books

She wrote a New York Times Bestselling autobiography, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee. It was released in October 2010. 

She released her second book, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives in January 2013. 

She released her third book, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made in 2016. 

She released her fourth book, I've Loved You Since Forever in 2018. 

Who is Hoda Kotb Married to?

Hoda Kotb is in a long term relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman. They have been dating together since 2013. 

Previously, she was married to former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga. They got married in 2005 and later got divorced in 2008. 

She has adopted two girls. She announced in February 2017 that she had adopted a baby girl, Haley Job Kotb. She announced in April 2019 that she had adopted a second baby girl, Hope Catherine Kotb. 

What are Hoda Kotb's Body Measurements?

Hoda Kotb stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She has a body weight of 159 lbs i.e. 72 kg. She has an average body build. Her body measurements are 38-30-38 inches. She wears a bra of size 36B. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is light brown. She wears a dress of size 10 (US) and shoes of size 9.5 (US). 

What is Hoda Kotb's Net Worth?

Hoda Kotb is a well-established television journalist and author. Working in television is her major source of income. She also earns from her book. She has already released 4 books to date. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $12 million.

Did You Know?

  • She was the keynote speaker at her alma mater for the 2008 Virginia Tech graduation.
  • She was elected to a three-year term to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • She has appeared in Martina McBride's music video for "I'm Gonna Love You Through It."
  • She won Daytime Emmy Award as part of the Today Show in 2010.

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