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Sept. 20-22, 2012

New Orleans Morial

Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130



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Hoda Kotb

Award-winning broadcast journalist and
best-selling author

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Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Hoda Kotb, award-winning broadcast journalist

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.

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