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Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb ( /ˈhoʊdə ˈkɒtbiː/; Arabic: هدى قطب‎ Hudā Quṭb; born August 9, 1964) is an Egyptian-American television news anchor and TV host known as the co-host of the fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford. She won a Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of The Today Show team. Kotb was born in Norman, Oklahoma, but grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her parents are from Egypt. Kotb and her family lived in Egypt for a year, as well as Nigeria. In Arabic, the name "Hoda" means "guidance", and is very popular among Arab women. The surname "Kotb" means "the pole", as in North or South Pole, and is a common surname among Egyptians. For a period during her career, she spelled her surname Kotbe to aid in pronunciation; she has since reverted to using the original form, Kotb. In 1986, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. She is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was the keynote speaker at her alma mater for the 2008 Virginia Tech graduation, where she played Metallica's "Enter Sandman" over her iPod. In 2010, she was elected to a three-year term to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors. Hoda is the Author of her

Hoda Kotb -- Landing Strips Way to Spot on Maxim's Hot 100

Hoda Kotb
Landing Strips Way to Maxim Hot 100

Hoda Kotb snatched the 79th spot on Maxim's Hot 100 -- and if you think that's a mistake you're either named Kathie Lee ... or you don't realize HoKo's been perfectly groomed for this honor. Check… READ MORE >

Kathie Lee Gifford -- People Who Shave Their Vaginas Are STUPID

Kathie Lee Gifford
People Who Shave Their Vaginas Are STUPID

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Kathie Lee Gifford doesn't shave her vagina ... in fact, she looks down on people who do (people like Hoda Kotb) ...… READ MORE >

- 553 days ago
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb -- 'Tension' Over 'Today' In Hollywood

Kathie Lee and Hoda
'Tension' Over 'Today' In Tinseltown

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are at loggerheads over moving their hour of "Today" to Hollywood ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected to "Today" tell TMZ ... Kathie Lee has been lobbying to… READ MORE >

- 582 days ago
Hoda Kotb -- Kathie Lee Drinks, But She's No DRUNK!

Hoda Kotb
Kathie Lee DRINKS ... But She's No DRUNK!

Kathy Lee Gifford ain't exactly sober on the "Today" show ... (see here, here, here and here) but she ain't exactly SMASHED OFF HER FACE either ... so says her co-imbibing co-host Hoda Kotb.  READ MORE >

- 1102 days ago
'Today' Show Ladies: Who'd You Rather?

'Today' Show Ladies
Who'd You Rather?

"Today" show hosts Natalie Morales, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb all hung out after work at an event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1595 days ago
Hoda vs. Kathie Lee: Who'd You Rather?

Hoda vs. Kathie Lee
Who'd You Rather?

Co-hosts of the fourth hours of the "Today," Hoda Kotb, 45, and Kathie Lee Gifford, 56, showed up to the same Broadway event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1623 days ago

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