Hoda Kotb is a famous Egyptian-American journalist, television personality and author. Hoda Kotb was a renowned co-anchor of NBC’s News morning show called ‘Today.’ Also, she co-hosts NBC’s fourth-hour show. She was the correspondent for NBC’s Dateline. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Hoda Kotb as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Hoda Kotb was born on 9th August in the year 1964 in Norman in Oklahoma in the US to Egyptian parents. Hoda lived in Egypt and Nigeria when she was an infant. Hoda grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia and lived in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1990s.
Hoda Kotb has a brother named Adel and a sister named Hala. Hoda’s mother, Sameha/ ‘Sami’ works at the Congress Library. Hoda’s father, Abdel Kader Kotb (d. 1986) was a fossil energy specialist. His name was listed in Who’s Who of Technology.
Hoda completed schooling from Fort Hunt High School (1982). She was the selected spokesperson of her graduating class. As a student of Virginia Tech, Hoda became a member of Delta Delta Delta Women’s Sorority, ‘Beta Nu Chapter.’ In 1986, Hoda Kotb graduated with B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.
In 2008, Hoda Kotb was the main speaker for her Alma Mater for the Virginia Tech graduation. Hoda Kotb was elected to serve as one of the Board of Directors of Virginia Tech Alumni Association for a 3-year term (2010).
In 2005, Hoda Kotb and Burzis Kanga, the former tennis coach of the University of New Orleans, got married but, they divorced in 2008. In January 2015, it was reported that Hoda Kotb was in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, New York financier, for the past two years. On 21st February 2017, Hoda Kotb announced she had adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb. She announced this during her television show ‘Today.’
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Hoda Kotb is most famous as the Egyptian-American television news anchor and host. She appears on the News Channels. Hoda Kotb broadcast as the news assistant for CBS in Egypt.
Since 1998 till date, Hoda Kotb appears along with Kathie Lee Gifford as a correspondent in NBC’s ‘Dateline.’ Also, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford have co-hosted the fourth hour of ‘Today’ where both drank alcohol on ‘wine Wednesdays’ since 2007. In late 2017, Hoda Kotb had to co-anchor on ‘Today’ after Matt Lauer was fired for sexual harassment.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Hoda Kotb is $26 million. Her annual salary is around $8 million. Most of her wealth comes from her salaried income as the Egyptian-American television news anchor and host. Only recently, on 2nd January 2018, it was announced that Hoda Kotb would be the permanent host of the show called ‘Today’ and she would be receiving a hike in salaries of around $8-10 million. Hoda Kotb is also famous for appearing with Kathie Lee Gifford in the show called ‘Dateline.’
In March 2007, Hoda Kotb underwent a mastectomy due to breast cancer. She had allowed the camera crew of ‘Today Show’ to follow her taking documentary. Hoda Kotb hopes her example would bring about awareness of breast cancer.