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Hoda Kotb Biography

Updated On 14 Nov, 2018 Published On 23 Jun, 2017
Hoda Kotb

Facts of Hoda Kotb

Date of Birth :
Age : 54 years old
Family Name : Kotb
Birth Place : United States
Birth Sign : leo
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Hoda Kotb
Mother Sameha Kotb
Father A.K. Kotb
Birth Place/City Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Profession Writer, Anchor
Ethnicity Egyptian-American
Nationality American
Working For Co-host of Today
Body Measurements N/A
Married Yes
Married to Burzis Kanga (m. 2005–2007)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Education graduated from Virginia Tech in broadcast journalism
Awards Daytime Emmy award of 2010
Online Presence Wikipedia, Twitter

Relationship short Statistics of Hoda Kotb

What is Hoda Kotb marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Hoda Kotb have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Hoda Kotb having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Hoda Kotb Lesbian ? No

She is an Egyptian-American television personality who is currently serving as the news anchor and television host. She co-hosts the program Today Show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. She is a winner of a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010 as well. She had attended Fort Hunt High School and graduated in Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Virginia Tech. Her parents are from Egypt.

Early Life

Hoda Kotb was born on August 9, 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma to A.K. Kotb and Samaha Kotb. She was raised in different place of US like; Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia along with her two siblings.

Mostly, people recognized her as an American television news anchor and TV host of NBC's Today show.

Educational background

In 1982, Hoda completed her graduation from Fort Hunt High School. Later, she grabbed her bachelor degree from Virginia Tech in broadcast journalism. 

During her college days, she used to be a member of Delta Delta Delta Women's Sorority, Beta Nu Chapter.  In 2010, Kotb was elected to a three-year term on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Hoda served as an anchor as well as a reporter for WWL-TV from 1992 to 1998. Later she appears on the fourth hour of the Today Show along with  Kathie Lee Gifford and Matt Lauer. In 2010 she won  Daytime Emmy Award for her performance over Today Show.

In 2004, she hosts a show named  ‘Your Total Health’ which last up to 2007. Besides journalism, she is actively involved in book writing too. In  2010, she published her first book, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee which termed as  New York Times Bestselling.

After almost three years gap she released her second book, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives. In 2016, she came up with her third book Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made.

Personal Life

Hoda Kotb is romantically involved with Joel Schiffman, an American financier based in New York City and Boston. The duo is together since 2013 and in February 2017, they adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy‘s

Kotb who was unable to conceive a child after a battle with breast cancer has got a new life after the entry of her daughter. Joel has an adult daughter, Kyle from his previous marriage.

Prior to Joel, Hoda was married to Burzis Kanga, the former U.N.O tennis coach. The couple tied the knot in 2005. However, their relationship couldn't last long so the couple divorced after two years of their marriage. She is a breast cancer survivor.

Net Worth

The 52 years old television personality has earned a quite impressive net worth of $4 million. Her source of income is her journalism career which made her one of the influential women of the world. 


Hoda Kotb Married

Marriage with Burzis Kanga

He is a former University of New Orleans tennis coach. They got divorced after a year of their marriage. They have no any children.

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