Hota Kotb has been getting fame and recognition for years, as she gives an amazing performance in the fourth hour of The Today Show. She is also known for being the new host of NBC’s flagship morning show alongside Savannah Guthrie. Apart from this, Hoda Kotb has given tremendous performances to win everyone’s attention. Her work is truly appreciated by a larger audience. However, here we are going to share some unknown things you probably didn’t know about.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Hoda Kotb
1- She’s a Breast Cancer Survivor
Not many people know that Hoda Kotb is also a cancer survivor. Earlier, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment in March 2007. In 2018, she recovered from cancer after fighting for 10 years.
2- She adopted a child at age 52.
At the age of 52, Hoda Kotb adopted a child from his beau Joel Schiffman. The couple became parents to their newborn baby, Haley Joy, in February 2017.
3- Her first name means “guidance” in Arabic
People including her fans are curious to know about her unique name Hoda Kotb. Let us tell you that her first name Hoda means “Guidance” in Arabic. She is Egyptian-American and her parents were migrated from Egypt to the USA before her birth.
4- She hosts her own SiriusXM radio talk show
Not just she hosted the show ‘An Hour of Today’ for years, but she’s also hosted a twice-weekly talk show on Today Show Radio since 2015.
5- She starts her day with water, not coffee
Most people start their day with coffee or tea, but Hoda Kotb starts her day with warm water. After waking up, she prefers to take warm water.
6- She’s a big country music fan
Her black and white Cockapoo, which she adopted in 2013, is named “Blake” after singer Blake Shelton, and she dressed up as Shelton for Halloween 2017.
7- She started her career in New Orleans
Kotb started off her career in New Orleans when she worked as an anchor and reporter at Local Station WWL-TV for six years before she moved to a correspondent position at Dateline NBC in 1998.
8- She’s published four books
Apart from hosting, she is a great, published author of four books. Her books are How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee (2010), Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives (2013), and Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way (2016). While her new literary project is a children’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, which will be published this March.