Hoda Kotb Sweetrocks Inspiring Woman
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, television personality and author. She is a main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. Kotb formerly served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC.
Kotb’s first on-air job after college was at WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi. She was an anchor and reporter for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1992 to 1998. Kotb was co-host on the fourth hour of the Today Show alongside Kathie Lee Gifford since 2008. Now Kotb hosts Today
Hoda joined Savannah as interim co-host for the first two hours of the show, and on January 2, 2018, she was named the official co-host, creating the first female duo for the show, departing from the long-time pattern of a mixed gender pair.
Kotb wrote a New York Times Bestselling autobiography, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, which was released in hardcover in October 2010. In 2010, Hoda Kotb won Daytime Emmy Award as part of the Today Show.
On January 15, 2013, she released her second book, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives, in which she chronicles six stories by identifying a life-changing event in each subject’s life and then revisiting each of those six people a decade later.
In 2016, Kotb released her third book, Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made, which features a selection of various stories of inspiring people who “found themselves” in completely unexpected moments or unforeseen circumstances. Kotb released her fourth book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, in 2018, which was adapted into a song by Kelly Clarkson.
Kotb has adopted two baby girls Haley Joy Kotb and Hope Catherine Kotb.
In March 2007, Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer and has since become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She allowed Today Show cameras to follow her throughout her cancer battle. After she was declared cancer-free, her story was documented on the show.
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