Hoda Kotb Biography
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She works for NBC News as the co-anchor for the Today morning show. She was previously the correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC. Kotb previously worked for CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans, Louisiana, and WINK in Fort Myers, Florida.
Kotb began her career as a journalist at WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi. She then joined WQAD in Moline, Illinois as a reporter from 1988 to 1989. Since then Kotb has worked for WINK and later WWL as a reporter and anchor. She officially joined NBC News in April 1998. She was assigned the role of a correspondent for Dateline NBC and all NBC News platforms.
In 2007, she became the host of Today Show’s first fourth-hour broadcast alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. After Kathie left the show, Jenna Bush Hager replaced her in April 2019. Since January 2019, Kotb has hosted the Today Show alongside Savannah Guthrie.
Hoda Kotb Age
Kotb is 57 years old. She was born on August 9, 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.
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Hoda Kotb Height
Kotb stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 57 kg.
Hoda Kotb Family
Kotb was born to her parents Abdel Kader Kotb and Sameha in Norman, Oklahoma. Her parents are from Egypt Her father died in 1986, he worked as a fossil energy specialist and was listed in the Who’s Who of Technology. She was raised alongside her sister Hala and brother Adel. Her family once lived in Egypt and Nigeria.
She studied at Fort Hunt High School where she was elected homecoming queen. She then joined Virginia Tech where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta women’s sorority, Beta Nu Chapter. She graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
Hoda Kotb Husband
Kotb is engaged to her fiance Joel Schiffman who is a New York financier. They began dating in 2013 and got engaged in 2019. She was previously married to Burzis Kanga in 2005 and divorced in 2008.
Hoda Kotb Salary
Hoda receives an annual salary of $10 million from her career as a news journalist. She has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2023.
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