Hoda Kotb Biography

Updated On Jul 03, 2017 Published On Nov 23, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1964 , August-9
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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On 3rd of December 2005, Hoda got married to Burzis Kanga. However, they got divorced within two years and their divorce was finalized on 14th of February 2007. Hoda’s ex-husband, Burzis Kanga is a former University of New Orleans tennis coach. With the start of 2015, Hoda announced that she has been dating New York financier Joel Schiffman since the last two years.

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Soon after graduating from graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, she began working for CBS News as a news assistant in Cairo, Egypt. The same year, she also worked for WQAD-TV and ABC. In 1989, she joined WINK-TV Fort Myers as a weekend anchor and reporter. Since 2007, she has been co-hosting the NBC’s morning television show, Today. Her net worth is said to be around $12 million dollars.

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Born in Norman, Oklahoma

August 9 , 1964

Hoda Kotb, who was born in Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America to A.K. Kotb and Sameha Kotb, was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia. She is an American as well as Egyptian and is of Egyptian descent.

Graduated from Fort Hunt High School

1982

Since her childhood days, she was enrolled at Fort Hunt High School. An enthusiastic girl with assiduous nature, Hoda Kotb took part is several extra programs while she was there. And finally in 1982, she graduated from there. 

Graduated from Virginia Tech

1986

Soon after her high school graduation, she joined Virginia Tech and majored in broadcast journalism. As her childhood dream was also being a journalist, she finally completed her Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism in 1986. 

Joined CBS News

1986

Soon after graduating from graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, she began working for CBS News as news assistant in Cairo, Egypt. The same year, she also worked for WQAD-TV, and ABC.

Joined WINK-TV

1989

In 1989, she joined WINK-TV and she began working there as a weekend anchor and reporter. She worked there for about two years and then she joined WWL-TV in 1992 as an Anchor and reporter. 

Joined NBC

1998

American Journalist, television personality, actress and TV host, Hoda Kotb who joined NBC news in 1998 is still associated with them and there she is popular for being the co-host of NBC's Today Show. She has been hosting this show since 2007. 

Married to Burzis Kanga

December 3 , 2005

Before 2005, she was not lined with anyone but with the start of 2005, she became linked with Burzis Kanga and picture of her spending her holidays with him also became published. And then finally on 3rd of December 2005, Hoda got married to him. 

Divorced with Burzis Kanga

February 14 , 2007

Though she was happily married to Burzis Kanga, her married life with him didn't last that long. With the beginning of their married life, they had some feud and then on 14th of February 2007 they finalized their divorce. 

Revealed that she is dating Joel Schiffman

2015

After she dissolved her first married life, she remained single for about half a decade. From 2013, she began dating New York financier Joel Schiffman but she revealed she is dating him only with the start of 2015. 

Won News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2010

News & Documentary Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious honored for any Journalist and television personality. Hoda, who has been the co-host of NBC's Today Show since 2007 has also been honored with this award once and that, was in 2010 for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine.

Nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards

2012

Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2012, she got nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards for the first time in her life and that was for New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment.