Who Is Hoda Kotb?


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Hoda Kotb is an American news anchor best known for her roles on "Today" and 2015's "Lip Sync Battle." She was born in 1964 and is of Egyptian descent.

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Hoda Kotb graduated from Fort Hunt High School in 1982 and went on to attend Virginia Tech where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism in 1986. Kotb has one brother and one sister and married Burzis Kanga in 2005, but the marriage dissolved in 2007.

Kotb is a breast cancer survivor. Diagnosed in 2007, she underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and, as of 2015, she is cancer free. "Today" followed her on her journey as she battled the disease.

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