Place of Birth: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 9, 1964
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author. She has co-hosted the show Today since 2018.
Her parents, Sameha Mahmoud Kotb and Abdel Kader Kotb, were born in Egypt, with her father, a fossil energy specialist, being from Cairo. Her name, Hoda, is Arabic, and means guidance, while her surname is a common Egyptian surname meaning pole, as in North or South Pole. She was raised in Egypt, Nigeria, West Virginia, Virginia, and Louisiana.
Hoda has two children, who are adopted.
Hoda’s paternal grandfather was named Mohamed Katb Eissa.
Hoda’s paternal grandmother was named Sekina Abdel Kader Mohamed.