Hoda Kotb Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth

Hoda Kotb Biography

Hoda Kotb is known as an American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She is also a main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and also co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. Likewise, she formerly worked as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC.

How old is Hoda Kotb? – Age

The broadcast journalist is 59 years old as of 2023. She was born on 9 August 1964, in Norman, Oklahoma, United States, and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, and Alexandria, Virginia..

How tall is Hoda Kotb? – Height

Kotb is 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Hoda Kotb Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Kotb was born to an Egyptian Muslim parents in Norman, Oklahoma. In addition, she is the daughter of Sameha Kotb, A.K. Kotb. Kotb and her family resides in Egypt for a year, and also as in Nigeria. Besides, she has a brother, Adel, and a sister, Hala. Her mother, Sameha (“Sami”), served at the Library of Congress. Likewise, her father, Abdel Kader Kotb (1932-1985) became a fossil energy specialist and was listed in the Who’s Who of Technology. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 52 in 1985.

Hoda Kotb’s Education

In 1982, She graduated from Fort Hunt High School. Kotb was elected homecoming queen and also selected to speak at her graduating class’s baccalaureate service.

Kotb graduated holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism in 1986. She was also the keynote speaker at her alma mater for the 2008 Virginia Tech graduation and also in her speech, played Metallica’s (Enter Sandman) over her iPod.

Is Hoda Kotb Married? – Husband

Kotb married her former University of New Orleans tennis coach, Burzis Kanga in 2005. Later, the marriage ended in divorce in 2008.

She started a relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman in 2013. Likewise, Kotb announced live on Today that she became engaged to Schiffman On November 25, 2019. Later on January 31, 2022, she announced through the fourth hour of Today (Hoda and Jenna) that she and also Schiffman had ended their engagement and also would focus on co-parenting as friends.

Broadcast Journalist Hoda Kotb photo
Broadcast Journalist Hoda Kotb photo

Hoda Kotb Career

Her first on-air job after college became at then-CBS affiliate WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi. She later moved to ABC affiliate WQAD in Moline, Illinois as a reporter since 1988 to 1989. Likewise, she was a weekend anchor and also reporter at CBS affiliate WINK in Fort Myers, Florida from 1989 to 1991. Since 1992 to 1998, Kotb became an anchor and also reporter for CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Martina McBride asked her to be featured in her music video for (I’m Gonna Love You Through It), a ballad dedicated to cancer survivors. Likewise, Kotb officially joined NBC News in April 1998 as a correspondent for Dateline NBC and also all NBC News platforms.

Kotb became named co-anchor of Today along with Savannah Guthrie after anchor Matt Lauer became terminated by NBC News following accusations of sexual misconduct on January 2, 2018. Furthermore, she and Guthrie had been interim co-anchors since Lauer’s termination on November 29, 2017. Besides, they make up the first female anchor duo to lead the show.


  • How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee.
  • Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.
  • Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made.
  • I Really Needed This Today


  • Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Gracie Awards
  • Peabody Award
  • Webby Award
  • Matrix Award

Hoda Kotb Net Worth

Citing her career, Hoda has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Hoda Kotb‘s Instagram

You can find and follow Kotb on Instagram using the account name: @HodaKotb

Tags: No tags

Comments are closed.