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Hoda Kotb Biography

Birth Place:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Television personality

Fast Facts

  • Both her parents were Egyptian
  • After college, moved to Cairo to stay with relatives and ended up getting a job with CBS in their Egyptian offices as a news assistant
  • Worked as an anchor for WWL, a CBS affiliate in New Orleans, from 1992 to '98
  • Joined Dateline NBC as a correspondent in 1998
  • Survived breast cancer in 2007
  • Spoke at her alma mater Virginia Tech's graduation ceremonies in 2008
  • Wrote the autobiography Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee in 2010



    • Adel Kotb--Brother
    • Haley Joy Kotb--Daughter
    • Burzis Kanga--Ex-husband
    • Jay Blumenkopf--Ex-significant Other
    • A.K. Kotb--Father
    • Hala--Sister