Hoda Kotb Biography

Hoda Kotb is the co-anchor of NBC News' TODAY. She is also the co-host of TODAY's fourth hour, alongside Jenna Bush Hager.

Kotb previously co-hosted the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford between 2008 and 2019, an hour of morning TV that People magazine hailed as “uproarious and irresistible.”

Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. While at NBC News, Kotb has been honored with Emmy awards, a Gracie award and an Edward R. Murrow award. She is also the host of "The Hoda Show on SiriusXM." Kotb started her broadcast career in local news, anchoring and reporting for stations in New Orleans and Fort Myers, Florida.

She has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories, as well as numerous human-interest stories and features, across all NBC News platforms. She covered the aftermath and one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a story personal to Kotb who lived in New Orleans for six years. Additionally, she has reported on the war in Iraq, the conflict in the West Bank and Gaza, and the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Kotb was part of the network’s extensive coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She also served as host of the weekly syndicated series “Your Total Health” from 2004 to 2008.

A New York Times bestselling author, Kotb has written four books: "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones," "Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee," "Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives and Where They Belong." Kotb is an 9-year breast cancer survivor and is involved in several initiatives to raise awareness about the disease.

Kotb was recognized with a 2016 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host in Entertainment/Information for her radio show, “The Hoda Show on SiriusXM.” In 2015, she was honored with a Gracie Award for Outstanding Host in News/Non-fiction and a Webby Award for her "Truly Brave" music video, shining a light on pediatric cancer. Kotb received additional Gracie Awards in 2008 and 2003, the Alfred I. duPont –Columbia University award in 2008, a Peabody Award in 2006 for her Dateline NBC report, “The Education of Ms. Groves” and a 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Kotb was awarded Daytime Emmys as part of TODAY’s recognition as the best morning news program.

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Hoda Kotb Videos

Hoda Kotb On Canceling Her Wedding
Hoda Kotb On Canceling Her Wedding
ALA Annual 2019 - Hoda Kotb on the 'Wow' of Books and Libraries
ALA Annual 2019 - Hoda Kotb on the 'Wow' of Books and Libraries
Hoda Kotb Delivers the Commencement Address to Tulane Class of 2016
Hoda Kotb Delivers the Commencement Address to Tulane Class of 2016

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Hoda Kotb is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hoda Kotb for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Hoda Kotb generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hoda Kotb for an upcoming event.

Hoda Kotb Videos

Hoda Kotb On Canceling Her Wedding
Hoda Kotb On Canceling Her Wedding
ALA Annual 2019 - Hoda Kotb on the 'Wow' of Books and Libraries
ALA Annual 2019 - Hoda Kotb on the 'Wow' of Books and Libraries
Hoda Kotb Delivers the Commencement Address to Tulane Class of 2016
Hoda Kotb Delivers the Commencement Address to Tulane Class of 2016

Hoda Kotb Speaking Topics

  • Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity & Transformed Their Lives

    In this presentation based on her latest book, Ten Years Later, New York Times best-selling author and beloved Today Show co-anchor Hoda Kotb tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere - and even thrive. She then asks her audience, "What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?"

    Through years of perseverance, purpose, and passion, speaker Hoda Kotb landed a spot with Kathie Lee on The Today Show, won numerous journalism awards, and gained valuable life lessons. Now, after captivating readers in her blockbuster memoir, Hoda, she turns to stories about others who have undergone personal transformation against great odds. Through inspirational life stories, Kotb shows how adversity can unleash our best qualities: resilience, perseverance, gratitude, empathy, and creativity. This presentation will inspire you to believe in the future, no matter how dark the present, and tap into the ability to reach your highest potential.

  • The World from a Journalists Eye View

  • Your Total Health

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