Quick facts
Birth date 9 Aug, 1964
Age 55 yrs
Occupations Journalist
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Norman
Education Virginia Tech
Gender Female
Description American television reporter, host and anchor

Hoda Kotb, a reporter, a news anchor and a TV host by profession, came to life on August 9th 1964. She is a Native American and was born in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. She was born to her parents who were Egyptians by ethnicity and she had to stay in Egypt with her family as well for 1 year. Later on the family moved on to US and has been staying there since then. She has a brother and a sister and is known to be very close to her family. Hoda is known to be of charming personality with beautiful looks and tall height. She is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall in height. Hoda did her schooling from Fort Hunt High School she graduated from there in 1982.

She was an active student involved in many activities in school. She participated in many events and gave speeches on various occasions as well in school. She later on graduated from Virginia Tech and here also she appeared in many competitions and shows and participated in many speeches. Even after passing out of her college she has remained in touch with most of the college activities and is an active alumnus of her college. She however had some stress problems in the past and due to which she suffered from Breast cancer as well. She had to undergo an extensive surgery and later on survived the deadly disease and was much appreciated for her courage displayed during the disease.

A documentary was also made on the life and disease journey of Hoda and was telecasted on TV. Hoda married her first husband with the name Burzis Kanga, a tennis coach by profession, in the year 2005. However the relation could not last for long and the couple filed for a divorce and got separated in 2 years of their marriage. She also remained in news recently because of her current boyfriend ‘Joel Schiffman’ whom she is dating currently and might get married to her soon.

According to her bio, Kotb started reporting and appearing on TV shows as an anchor immediately after passing out of her studies. She is currently hosting a show named ‘Today Show’ which is telecasted on NBC TV. She has also done other shows in the past like ‘Dateline NBC’, ‘Savannah Guthrie’ and others both as a host and a reporter. She is also a writer and has authored a couple of books in the past. Her first book ‘Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee’ came out in the year 2010 and was much appreciated by the readers. She wrote her second book with the name ‘Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives’ which was published in the year 2013 and again was successful amongst the readers. She has also appeared in some music videos and does some philanthropy work as well related to cancer awareness.

Hoda has an estimated net worth of around $ 4 million and her net worth and salary are projected to increase in future considering her present associations with the news channels and her passion for writing.

Last Modified: Feb 25, 2020

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