Hoda Kotb Baby, Husband, Married, Net Worth, Salary, Age, Partner, Bio. Hoda Kotb is an American TV host and news anchor for NBC talk show Today. She had previously served NBC as a correspondent for weekly newsmagazine Dateline. She is an Emmy winning journalist for NBC.
Currently, Hoda Kotb is in a relationship with boyfriend Joel Schiffman, a financier for four years. Hoda has also adopted a baby named Haley Joy Kotb with partner Joel. She was previously married to tennis coach Burzis Kanga for almost three years.
The couple met at American Heart Association in New Orleans enjoyed a long romance before getting married in 2005 at Punta Cana. However, after two years, the former couple parted their ways by getting divorced. It was the same year when Hoda was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She was born in Norman Oklahoma to Egyptian parents Sameha Kotb and A.K. Kotb.
Her mom Sameha was a staff at Library of Congress and the family had immigrated to the United States.
As a child, she spent her early days in Virginia’s Morgantown and Alexandria until the family moved to home country Egypt and lived there for a year as well as in Nigeria.
To forge an educational path, Hoda joined Fort Hunt High School and became a member of Tri Delta sorority there. She even earned herself a name as a speaker at Christianity based Baccalaureate service.
After graduating the high school, she went to Virginia Tech; where not only became the member of Tri Delta women’s sorority but also earned a bachelor degree in broadcast journalism.
Hoda Kotb stands tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) and her body weighs 72 Kg. Moreover, she is blessed with a slender body and has scintillating body measurements.
She is one of the most beautiful and talented NBC hosts. Her age-defying looks and sizzling body make her stand out of all the NBC co-hosts.
She has definitely beat time when it comes to looking gorgeous and flawless physique.
Whether it’s casual outfit or custom tailored strapless dress, Hoda always manages to look quintessential with her evergreen looks.
On screen or off, the NBC star stuns the crowd with her enviable figure and captivating brown eye.
In her free time, the 54-year-old Hoda enjoys the trip with friends and family members. She also walks beaches and goes out for a dinner.
Kotb is best known as a co-anchor for NBC’s most talked show ‘Today’. She replaced former host Matt Lauer to continue the show with Savannah Guthrie.
Hoda Kotb got her career start from WXVT when news director Stan Sandroni hired her for a job. Before the network, she had visited almost 27 stations being rejected from all of them.
After then, her journey to success began as she landed in New Orleans based WWL-TV as an anchor and reporter, serving the station for six years.
Hoda first joined NBC News as a national correspondent in 1998, when caught the eye of network executives.
The same year she earned herself a post as an anchor and correspondent for weekly magazine show Dateline which she has been serving with Lester Holt to date.
She recently made an NBC history by filling in for network most famed show ‘Today’. This will be the first time in decades the show will feature two pairs of a female in the frontline, Hoda Kotb and, Savannah Guthrie. She bagged the role when Matt Lauer was fired following the allegations of sexual misconduct.
Primarily, Hoda had joined the show as an interim co-host with Guthrie before named permanent co-host.
Apart from the career as NBC host, Hoda has written several books including New York best-selling Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair Cancer and Kathie Lee and Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made.
She has also won Daytime Emmy Award for being a notable part of Today.
Kotb’s net worth is currently around $12 million, according to an Oct. 2016 report from GoBankingRates.com. Hoda Kotb, the TV host has an estimated salary of $7 million a year earned through sailing a career in NBC.
However, if the inside sources are to be believed, then Hoda receives a low sized salary as compared to former host Matt Lauer which indicates that Hollywood is biased when it comes to wage discrepancy.