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 Today Show 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 grandparents were named Mohamed Katb Eissa and Sekina Abdel Kader Mohamed.

Kotb in 2009, Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

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63 Responses

  1. pookerella says:

    People are so freaking racist on this site! So much ignorance.

    I bet if some of you “I like whites only” people did a DNA test, you’d find out you had both Black and Ashkenazi in your ancestry. And Native American, but you like that, you think that’s cool, even though their heritage is the same as the people you put down and call “c–nky.” YOUR term, not mine. Yes, people, if your part Native American, you’re a different race. Imagine! The horror!

  2. lelo4 says:

    She’s darker than the average Egyptian. Anyway it’s a known fact Egyptian and other North Africans got blacker due to slave trade.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      No they got lighter thanks to outside people coming in. Black people were always up there

      • midori29 says:

        @fuzzybear Thank you so true. Egyptians were originally like subsaharan Africans and it got invaded by Europeans and Middleeasterners who were not originally Egyptians but foriegners.

        • andrew says:

          Afrocentrism again? neither you nor f. are even really black. That is a sad and delusional way of thinking.

          • fuzzybear44 says:


            Quote ( Afrocentrism again? )

            No simply FACTS.

            Now Andrew it has been shown time and time again, that you know NOTHING about this subject or any other thing about history, so do yourself a favor, and HUSH

          • andrew says:

            I am actually a lot more educated than you for sure. Yours is just —— —-. And finally, mind you’re NOT black.

          • fuzzybear44 says:


            Well thank you for showing everyone the Racist prick that you are,. Assuming because I’m a black person, I must be from the ghetto. I would say shame on you, but your kind doesn’t know what that means..

            (I am actually a lot more educated than you for sure)

            LOL, Anyone that has been on here for a while, knows your education level is below average. of which you’ve proven time and time again.

            ( mind you’re NOT black.)

            Is this supposed to make mad or something. I mean I guess someone with your low IQ might believe it would.

          • andrew says:


          • andrew says:

            I had to guess you are not from the “ghetto” (Italian word, what’s wrong with it?) since you ain’t black, right. I don’t care if you call me “racist”, you’re pathetic and nothing else.

          • fuzzybear44 says:


            Oh you care, that ‘s why you made a comment, went away to think about it and came back 5 min later to comment again about the same thing LOL.

            However, that’s a good thing. That means your skinhead brothers haven’t completely corrupted you.


            I noticed part of your comment on April 14th got rewritten or say crossed out which is interesting

          • follers says:

            That was the part you already saw, the one that was the most outwardly racist.

          • andrew says:


            Will you be more happy if I use the world “hood” next time?

            And please don’t call me racist again, I get well along with non European people in real life, no skinhead brothers and such.

            I just find ridiculous that Afrocentric crap about Egypt.

        • fuzzybear44 says:


          OKay sorry, I’ll stop the silly little disagreement with him

    • andrew says:

      I think she’s normal. Lelo4 likes to whitewash MENA people. She also enjoys sunbathing

    • andrew says:

      you have to check better because she has Arab, non-European features. Not white.


    • midori29 says:

      She looks biracial white and black

  3. Kimmel says:

    She’s stunning.

  4. phaedra says:

    Only Egyptians and some Gulf Arabs look “mixed African”.

    Most Arabs (namely those from the Levant and Mesopotamia) look classically Mediterranean, if a bit darker.

  5. bakchoyhurl says:

    Those teeth…

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