Hoda Kotb

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Kotb in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1964

Ethnicity: Egyptian

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.

Kotb in 2009, Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

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67 Responses

  1. danishcookie7 says:

    If I saw her on the street I would assume she’s either a light skin African American or Creole.

  2. bablah says:


    Hoda’s paternal grandparents were Mohamed Katb Eissa and Sekina Abdel Kader Mohamed.

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