Hoda Kotb Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Hoda Kotb

Biography / Wiki

Hoda Kotb is a writer, writer, and TV personality from the United States. She is best known for co-hosting the morning show ‘Today’ on NBC News. She is also known for working as a reporter for the ‘Dateline NBC’ news magazine program. In 1986, she started her career with CBS News.

Kotb is also an author who has written a handful of books, including ‘Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made,’ and ‘Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee.’ In 2007, she underwent a mastectomy as well as breast cancer reconstructive surgery. At present, the journalist is cancer-free and enjoying a safe life.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 9th August 1964 Hoda Kotb is currently 56 years old. Kotb is quite tall and her height measures 5 feet 9 inches while her weight is 72 kg approximately. Hoda has kept herself fit and has a body figure measurement of 38-30-38, she wears number 6 in the shoe size. Hoda has brown colored hair and the color of her eyes is hazel.

Net Worth

Hoda Kotb began her career as a journalist in the mid-80s and has been associated with many news reporting agencies is by now. She is one of the prominent broadcast journalists in the USA and is known face on TV.

Hoda is an author as well and has earned most of her wealth from her expertise in the field of journalism. The total net worth estimated for Hoda Kotb is $12 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

A native of Oklahoma, Hoda Kotb was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. Hoda is the daughter of Abdel Kader Kotb and Sameha Kotb and grew up along with her brother and sister. Kotb attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University after graduating from Fort Hunt High School.


Hoda Kotb

Birth PlaceNorman, Oklahoma, United States
Date Of BirthAugust 09, 1964
Age56 Years
HeightIn Centimetres – 175 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″

WeightIn Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBrown
ProfessionAuthor, Social Media Star, Broadcast Journalist, and Television Personality
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolFort Hunt High School
CollegeVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Home TownNorman, Oklahoma, United States
Fathers NameAbdel Kader Kotb


Hoda Kotb with her father & sister
Hoda Kotb with her father & sister
Mothers NameSameha Kotb


Hoda Kotb with her mother & brother
Hoda Kotb with her mother & brother
BrothersAdel Kotb
SisterHala Kotb

Career / Fashion And Style

When she was selected as a news assistant for CBS News, Hoda Kotb began her journalism career in 1986. She then worked as a WQAD-TV general assignment reporter and anchor. Then she joined WINK-TV Fort Myers, Florida as its weekend anchor and reporter after keeping a position at WXVT-TV for a while.

Kotb worked as a reporter and anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1992 to 1998. After that, as a national reporter, she joined NBC and has been working with the network to date. Since 1998, the journalist has also worked as a reporter for the Dateline NBC show on the network.

She hosted a weekly syndicated series from 2004 to 2008 called ‘Your Total Health’. Since 2007, Kotb has been a co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s ‘Today Show.’ In 2014, she appeared in two ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ episodes. On ‘Brothers Take New Orleans’ two years later, Kotb appeared as a celebrity judge.

In 2017, in the children’s animated TV series ‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’, she played Miss Sweetum. She has served as the third co-anchor of ‘Today’ since March 2017 and periodically fills in as the co-anchor for Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Hoda was married to Burzis Kanga for three years but later got divorced and is currently dating Joel Schiffman, she has two daughters.

BoyfriendsJoel Schiffman (fiancé) (June 2013-Present)

Hoda Kotb with her boyfriend Joel
Hoda Kotb with her boyfriend Joel
Marital StatusDivorced
HusbandBurzis Kanga (m. 2005 – div. 2008)

Hoda Kotb & Burzis Kanga
Hoda Kotb & Burzis Kanga
ChildrenSon – None

Daughter – Haley Joy Kotb, Hope Catherine Kotb

Hoda Kotb with her daughters
Hoda Kotb with her daughters

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Hoda Kotb’s favorite things.

Favorite MovieHidden Figures
Favorite TV ShowThis is Us, Nashville
Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite Holiday DestinationsParis
Favorite FoodFrench Cuisine
Favorite Things To DoReading, Theatre Play & Artwork

Hoda Kotb

Some Interesting Facts About Hoda Kotb

  • Kotb has published her first book in 2010, which became the Best Seller in New York.
  • Hoda published her second book in 2013 in which she spoke about six individuals who had life-changing encounters and 10 years after the same, how every day they win in their lives.
  • Kotb published her third book in 2016, which was again focused on inspiring and empowering individuals all over the world.
  • In 2010, the celebrity Journo even won the Daytime Emmy Award as part of the ‘Today Show.’
  • In March 2007, Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy.
  • “Today Show” captured and recorded her full journey of undergoing surgery and coming out victorious.
  • She became an influential speaker for Breast Cancer Awareness during the entire life-transforming experience.