Hoda Kotb is co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s TODAY, along with Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb’s honors include a Peabody Award for a 2006 Dateline NBC report on students and teachers in struggling schools. Her book, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee, became a New York Times best-seller.
After beginning her broadcast career as a news assistant with CBS News in Cairo, Egypt, Kotb worked as an anchor and reporter at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at stations in three other states. She joined NBC in 1998. Kotb earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Virginia Tech University.