Who is Hoda Kotb?
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She works as the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today.
She previously worked as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, a television news magazine program. Hoda has hosted a number of television programs during the course of her career, some of which are listed in this post.
Hoda Kotb Age
Kotb is 59 years old as of 2021. She was born on August 9, 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.
Hoda Kotb Height
Kotb stands at an avergae height of 5 feet 9 inches with a moderate weight of 72 Kg.
Hoda Kotb Parents
Kotb’s was born to Sameha Kotb and A.K. Kotb. Her parents are from Egypt. They once lived as a family in Egypt for a year, as well as in Nigeria. She grew up with her brother named Adel, and a sister named Hala.
Her father worked as a fossil energy specialist while her mother worked at the Library of Congress. Sadly, her father died in 1986 at the age of 51.
Hoda Kotb Education
Kotb graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982. She also graduated from t Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
Hoda Kotb Ethnicity
Kotb is of African heritage. Her parents are from Egypt.
Hoda Kotb Husband
Kotb is not married at the moment. However, she was initially married to Burzis Kanga. They married in 2005 and divorced in 2008. She then began a relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman in 2013.
After a few years of secret dating, they made their relationship public in 2015. Kotb made the announcement that she was engaged to Schiffman live on Today on November 25, 2019.
They share daughters Haley and Hope whom they adopted in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Kotb revealed on January 31, 2022, that she and Schiffman had called it quits on their engagement and will concentrate on co-parenting as friends.
Hoda Kotb Wedding
Kotb and Joel Schiffman got engaged in November 2019, and planned to have a wedding the following year. However, she had to postpone her wedding preparations because of COVID-19, just like many other couples.
Earlier this year, the co-host of the Today show revealed that she and Schiffman had initially planned to tie the knot before the 2020 holiday season.
Later on, the couple considered several alternatives including a minimony or completely delaying their wedding.
Even though Kotb frequently shared happy wedding news with viewers, she said that she found it difficult to deal with their split. She continued, though, by saying that she felt relieved after telling the other people the news.
Hoda Kotb Children
Hoda and her ex partner, Joel Schiffman, adopted Haley in 2017. Haley is the elder sister of Hope Catherine, who was also adopted in 2019. They have been great friends since day one, according to Hoda, who calls her youngest, Catherine “a dream child.”
Before adopting Haley, Hoda believed for many years that she would never be a mom, especially after being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 42 and being unable to conceive after treatment.
Hoda Kotb Salary
Kotb earns an average annual salary of $8 million. She works as the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today.
Hoda Kotb Net Worth
Kotb has a net worth of $30 million. She generates her income from her career as a journalist as well as proceeds that come from selling her books.
Hoda Kotb Socials
– This Just Speaks to Me
– I Really Needed This Today
– You Are My Happy
– I’ve Loved You Since Forever
– Where We Belong
– The Years later
– Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee
– Today With Hoda & Jenna
– Kathie Lee & Hoda
– Dateline NBC
– The Hoda Show
– Today 3rd Hour
– Today With Kathie lee & Hoda
What does Joel Schiffman do for a living?
Joel is a professional financier