The co-presenter of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today," Hoda Kotb, and her co-presenter Lee Gifford have gotten fame for their light-hearted segment that usually involves morning wine, gimmicks, teasing, and tons of rumors. Oklahoma native.
Hoda Kotb's Career
Hoda began her career as a morning presenter and general assignments journalist for WQAD-TV, the ABC affiliate in Moline, Illinois, and was a host for WXVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, Mississippi from 1986 to 1989.
Likewise, she has been a "Dateline NBC" correspondent since the year of 1998 April and from 2004 to 2008, she worked as the anchor of the weekly syndicated shows "Your Total Health." She is also known as an author has written quite a few numbers of books during her time.
How Much Is Kotb Worth and Salary?
As per CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth is at least $12 million dollars, thanks to a successful career as a television personality. Nevertheless, other outlets such as TheRichest.com reported that this lady is worth $4 million USD.
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According to some net worth provided wiki sites, her yearly salary as an anchor of the fourth hour of the Today Show is around $2 million dollars. However, in the year of 2010, The New York Post covered that she went from Manhattan's Upper West Side to Hell's Kitchen and also wrote several books which further grew her net worth.
Already Divorced, Is Hoda Engaged or still Dating?
Hoda was previously married to Burzis Kanga, Ex-tennis coach, but sadly she and her husband split up two years later. Throughout the time she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She first met Burzis on Valentine's Day itself and then later got engaged. Though Hoda has always been very open about her affairs, the reason she broke up with her former husband was never disclosed.
Later, she was in a relationship with an attorney who went by the name Jay. But their relationship was shortlived as the pair went their separate ways. After Jay, she started dating NY financier Joel Schiffman. Though the couple has been dating for six years, Kotb has kept the relationship under wraps.
As of now, the pair are enjoying their life as each other beau. Hoda's Instagram can be seen with pictures of her and Joel enjoying the best life has to offer.
Is Hoda Pregnant? Baby On The Cards?
Hoda Kotb is a mother to two beautiful children and both of the kids were adopted. Her cancer treatment left her unable to bear any children and it was a heartbreaking moment for Hoda, who always wanted to be a mother.
But she did not let her disease stop her from being a mom. She adopted her first daughter in 2017 who she named Hailey.
Hoda Kotb with her two daughters Haley and Hope. (Photo: goodhousekeeping.com)
And in 2019, she adopted her second daughter who she named Hope. As of now, Hoda along with her boyfriend Joel are relishing life as parents to their daughters.
Short Bio, Ethnicity, Cancer, and Treatment:
Hoda was born on August 9, 1964, and has had a long career in broadcast journalism but her prominence didn’t come to be a household name until joining the Today Show.
After her divorce, Hoda undertook reconstructive surgery for the damage done by mastectomy in March 2007. Her struggle through cancer was documented on the Today Show and was also shown on TV following the successful treatment.
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Likewise, she holds the American nationality but possesses Egyptian ethnicity, because her parents both were born in Egypt. Her height is 5 feet 9 inches and she also has an attractive and hot body figure.