Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb is an Egyptian American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She is a main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. On January 2, 2018, KotB was named co- Anchor of Today with Savannah Guthrie after former Today show anchor Matt Lauer was dismissed following accusations of sexual misconduct.

About Hoda Kotb in brief

Summary Hoda KotbHoda Kotb is an Egyptian American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She is a main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. Kotb was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. Her father was a fossil energy specialist and was listed in the Who’s Who of Technology. She has a brother, Adel and a sister, Hala. Her mother, Sameha, worked at the Library of Congress. Her family lived in Egypt for a year, as well as in Nigeria. She was the keynote speaker at her alma mater for the 2008 Virginia Tech graduation and in her speech, played Metallica’s \”Enter Sandman\” over her iPod. In October 2010, Kotb released a bestselling autobiography, How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, and Kathie Lee Lee: Ten Years on the Today Show.

On February 23, 2015 Kotb began hosting a live, one-hour show twice a week on Sirius XM’s Today channel, discussing casual topics. On January 2, 2018, KotB was named co- Anchor of Today with Savannah Guthrie after former Today show anchor Matt Lauer was dismissed following accusations of sexual misconduct. Together, she and Guthrie make up the show’s first female anchor duo to lead the show. She previously served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC and all NBC News platforms. Her first on-air job after college was at then-CBS affiliate WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi. She then moved to ABC affiliate WQAD in Moline, IL as a reporter from 1988 to 1989. She became a weekend anchor and reporter at CBS affiliate WINK in Fort Myers, Florida from 1989 to 1991.