Hoda Kotb | Biography
American born Hoda Kotb is one of the most familiar hosts in American television. She is a Daytime Emmy Award winning Egyptian American news host and television correspondent who is most famous for her co-hosting work on Today Show besides Kathie Lee Gifford. She has been on the show since 2000. She also works as a correspondent on Dateline NBC on NBC. She was born on August 9, 1964.
Hoda was born in Olkahoma to Egyptian parents and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. She also lived some time in Alexandria, Virginia. Her family has also lived a few months in Egypt and Nigeria. She has two siblings. She currently lives in New York City. Her name is an Arabic word meaning guidance. She is currently single and more than happy to be free to date after the heartbreak she endured in 2012. She was in a steady relationship with former boyfriend Jay Blumenkopf for over a year. In mid 2012, however, her ex broke up with her. In 2005, she and Burzis Kanga wedded and separated after the divorce in 2007. In 2207, she underwent surgery for removing cancer from her breasts and recovered fully.
Hoda was educated at Fort Hunt High School from where she graduated in 1982. She studied broadcast journalism at Virginia Tech and graduated with a BA degree in 1986. She is presently the co-anchor of the hour four of Today show on NBC. She started hosting the show at 10 am since it began broadcasting in 2007. She presently hosts the show with anchor Kathie Lee Gifford. She has been hosting the show impressively since her arrival and in 2010 she shared a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program with the people on the show. Since 1998, she has also been appointed as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. While working for NBC, Hoda has covered various national and international news and has done many special features. She is also famous for her in depth cover story of the Hurricane Katrina’s one year mark. She has also shown her proficiency in delivering news from war zones of Iraq, Gaza and Afghanistan. She was the first host of an American network in over a decade to have interviewed Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi. From 2004, she appeared on Your Total Health series for four years. She has travelled across the globe to Asia to report the news of the devastation caused by Tsunami in 2004. For her exceptional feats in hosting, she has been awarded many accolades and awards. She received the Gracie Award for Individual Achievement and the Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award in 2008. Previously, her The Education of Ms. Groves story won her a Peabody award in 2006. She has received many other awards including Headliner Award and Edward R. Murrow Award. Before starting a job at NBC, she worked as a reporter/host at WWL-TV in New Orleans and WQAD-TV in Moline. The famed host has an estimated net worth equal to $10 million dollars.
Since, her battle with breast cancer, Hoda has aspired to be a breast cancer advocate. Her journey with cancer was a documented on Today Show. The multiple Emmy nominated host has shared her cancer story in her 2010 book, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee which made the New York Times bestselling list. She published another book in 2013 titled Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.
Hoda Kotb is a Daytime Emmy Award winning news anchor and television correspondent. Her excellent dedication towards her work has made her a favorite news anchor of many Americans all over the country. Since the beginning of her career, she has shown unprecedented dedication for the field of broadcasting and journalism. She has received many awards and honors as a result.
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