A.K. Kotb, Sameha Kotb
August 9, 1964 (age 56) (
Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Burzis Kanga (m. 2005–2007)
Today, Dateline NBC, Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda
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Hoda Kotb ( ; Arabic: هدى قطب Hudā Quṭb [ˈhodæ ˈʔotˤb], born August 9, 1964) is an American television news anchor and TV host known as the co-host of NBC's Today Show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. An Egyptian American, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010 as part of the Today Show team. Kotb is also a correspondent for Dateline NBC.
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- Early life
- Personal life
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Kotb was born in Norman, Oklahoma, and grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in New Orleans, Louisiana throughout the 1990s. Kotb's parents are from Egypt. Kotb and her family lived in Egypt for a year, as well as in Nigeria. She has a brother, Adel and a sister, Hala. Her mother, Sameha ("Sami"), works at the Library of Congress.
She graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982. She was elected homecoming queen and selected to speak at her graduating class' baccalaureate service. In her college years at Virginia Tech, Kotb was a member of Delta Delta Delta Women's Sorority, Beta Nu Chapter. In 1986 Kotb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. Kotb was the keynote speaker at her alma mater for the 2008 Virginia Tech graduation, and in her speech, played Metallica's "Enter Sandman" over her iPod. In 2010 Kotb was elected to a three-year term to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Kotb appears on the fourth hour of the Today Show, co-hosting with Kathie Lee Gifford. She has also been a correspondent for Dateline NBC since 1998. Kotb occasionally fills in as the co-anchor of Today for Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. Beginning in March 2017, Kotb was added as a third co-anchor of Today (although she isn't present for the first half-hour.)
Kotb wrote a New York Times Bestselling book, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, which was released in hardcover in October 2010.
In 2010 Hoda Kotb won Daytime Emmy Award as part of the Today Show.
On January 15, 2013, she released her second book Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives, in which she chronicles six stories by identifying a life-changing event in each subject's life and then revisiting each of those six people a decade later.
In 2016 she released her third book Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made, which features a selection of various stories of inspiring people who "found themselves" in completely unexpected moments or unforeseen circumstances.
In 2005 Kotb married former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga. The marriage ended in divorce two years later.
In March 2007 Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, and has since become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. Kotb allowed Today Show cameras to follow her throughout her cancer battle. After she was announced cancer-free, her story was documented on the show.
In January 2015 Kotb said she has been in a relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman for two years.
On February 21, 2017, Kotb announced on the Today Show that she had adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb.