The famous host of the NBC’s Today Show Hoda Kotb has some interesting facts about her. Read on further to know about her net worth, TV Show and other facts.
Hoda Kotb is an Egyptian-American TV news anchor and host. Born in 1964, in Oklahoma, she moved with her family to West Virginia. She was raised there. Her family members include her mother, Sameha Kotb and her father, A.K. Kotb. Kotb is a famous personality known her for work on daytime television. She has co-hosted ‘Today’ with Kathie Lee Gifford and has also been a correspondent for Dateline NBC. Kotb started her broadcasting career for CBS in Egypt as a news assistant. She lived in Egypt for a year as a childand then in Nigeria. Kotb is a graduate from the Virginia Tech, holding a degree in broadcast journalism in 1986. Soon after her graduation, she has appeared on number of networks as an anchor before she got the prestigious gig as a Dateline NBC correspondent in 1998. She still holds that position to this day. Kathie Lee & Hoda have also co-hosted NBC’s Today’s fourth hour, for which the duo is famous for drinking alcohol, including the ‘Wine Wednesdays’ since 2007. After getting her job on the ‘Today’ show, Kotb announced that she will still be doing the program, ‘Kathie Lee & Hoda’. Kotb married Burzis Kanga in 2005. Burzis Kanga was a former University tennis coach. The couple divorced after two years. Kotb is a survivor of breast cancer and she regularly speaks about her struggle with cancer.
Hoda Kotb net worth
Hoda Kotb has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Her new salary is estimated to be in the $8-10 million range. When Matt Lauer was fired from the show, he was drawing quite a hefty salary courtesy of ‘Today’. Matt Lauer was believed to be making $20 million a year as one of the show’s lead hosts. Kotb will definitely take some time to reach that stage salary wise but the ratings have definitely increased for the show without Lauer and with her in the co-host position. Kotb’s current co-host, Savannah Guthrie has signed a contract with NBC in 2016 to bring it in line with Lauer’s contract. This means that Kotb’s salary should soon swell to $10 million to $20 million within a few years and her net worth would substantially double.
Hoda Kotb TV show
In the latter months of 2017, Hoda Kotb was made the co-anchor on the show ‘Today’ in the wake of Matt Lauer’s firing for sexual harassment. She was announced the permanent host on January 2, 2018 on ‘Today’. Her segments on the show are very light-hearted, underneath a cheerful face and smile. But her segments also show her as a serious journalist who steadily climbed the ladder of success with hard work and determination.
Other interesting facts
Kotb worked for three years from 1986 to 1989 as a Morning Anchor for an ABC station in Illinois. For the next two years, she was the anchor on weekends in Fort Myers, Floria for WINK-TV. She also worked as an anchor from 1992 to 1998 on WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2010, Kotb won an Emmy Award in the News & Documentary category for her coverage of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’. She won the Daytime Emmy Award as part of the Today Show. She also won a Peabody Award in 2006, for her work on the hour-long documentary ‘The Education of Ms. Groves’. Owning a home in New York can be very expensive and the closer one gets to the city, the more the amount of money one needs to shell to buy a house. In 2010, Kotb purchased a home in Hell’s Kitchen, thereby moving from Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She moved into the apartment with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. She announced on the Hoda Show which airs on SiriusXM, “Joel and I are getting an apartment together, so we went to see it with the measuring tape. It’s a little weird to be in your 50s and we’re like ‘Hey, we’re moving in!’ It’s like you’re kids. It’s so weird. I was afraid to tell my own mother that I was moving in with my boyfriend. I was afraid. I don’t know. I know it sounds weird—I’ve been married. It’s like, ‘Whatever!’ But it’s weird. It’s a little odd,” Hoda Kotb is an established author and has managed to earn money from her books. In 2010, she released her book, ‘Hoda: How I survived War Zone, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee’. It became the New York Times Best-Selling autobiography. After three years, she published another book, ‘Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives’, in which she wrote the story of six people who survived and persevered when faced with tragic or impossibly challenging life situations. Her third book came along in 2016, ‘Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way’. This was a non-fiction book about people’s inspiring stories. Her fourth book will be slightly different from what she has written so far. It will be a children’s book, ‘I’ve Loved You Since Forever’. It was inspired by her daughter, ‘Haley Joy, whom she adopted in February last year. The book is set to release on March, 2018. “I can’t contain myself, she is everything…she’s everything,” Kotb told in an interview. Kotb has been dating her financier boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, for over four years. Schiffman is the Vice President and Director of Financial Institutions at Janus Capital Group.