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Hoda Kotb Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Hoda Kotb Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth August 9, 1964
Zodiac Sign Leo
Religion Islam

Born Name

Hoda Kotb

Nick Name


Hoda Kotb during a talk at Virginia Tech in 2016
Hoda Kotb during a talk at Virginia Tech in 2016

Sun Sign


Born Place

Norman, Oklahoma, USA




In 1982, Hoda completed her graduation from Fort Hunt High School. Further on, she went to Virginia Tech to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism.


Television journalist


  • Father – K. Kotb
  • Mother – Sameha Kotb (Employee at Library of Congress)
  • Siblings – Adel (Brother), Hala (Sister)


Creative Artists Agency




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


72 kg or 159 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Hoda has dated –

  1. Burzis Kanga (2005-2007) – Hoda and Burzis Kanga started dating in 2005. Kanga, a former tennis coach at the University of New Orleans and Kotb, a TV journo dated for a very brief time and decided to get married the very same year. Their alliance went on for two years after which the couple got divorced in 2007.
  2. Joel Schiffman (2013-2022) – The famous TV personality shared about her being in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, a New York-based financier. The duo started dating in June 2013. Together, they adopted a baby girl in February 2017 and named her Haley Joy Kotb. In April 2019, Hoda confirmed that they had adopted a 2nd baby girl named Hope Catherine Kotb. The couple got engaged in November 2019. In January 2022, it was revealed that they had ended their engagement and had separated after almost 8 years together.

Race / Ethnicity


She has Egyptian American ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Strong Built
  • Toned Arms


38-30-38 in or 96.5-76-96.5 cm

Dress Size

10 (US) or 42 (EU) or 14 (UK)

Bra Size


Shoe Size

9.5 (US) or 40 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Hoda has been seen in many PSAs from The More You Know and American Cancer Society.



Best Known For

Co-Hosting Today Show at NBC

First TV Show

In 1986, Hoda served as a news assistant for CBS News in Cairo, Egypt.

Personal Trainer

Hoda’s personal trainer Chris Finn shared in an interview that the secret behind her toned body is her regular workout regime. Kotb’s workout is a combination of lunges, weight training, bicep curls and step ups, thereby placing a major focus on body toning and maintaining healthy standards of living.

The combination designed by Finn ensures that Hoda gets well worked out abs, legs, and waistline. Being an early riser, she starts her day with exercises. Apart from gym-based workouts, she prefers running.

Hoda has been a cancer survivor, hence opting for a healthy lifestyle and fulfilling diet plan has been even more important for her. The celeb follows a Mediterranean cuisine based diet plan, placing extra emphasis on revving up metabolism, ensuring strong healthy bones, reducing belly fat and enhancing energy levels.

Her diet structure is designed in a pattern wherein butter has been replaced with olive oil. Further, proteins and veggies are consumed more than red meat options.

Hoda Kotb’s Favorite Things

  • Food – Dairy-free Ben and Jerry’s flavors
  • Footwear – Vans toddler shoes
  • Makeup – Confidence in Your Glow bronzer, Burt’s Bees lip gloss
  • Accessory – Pink triple-ball pierced earrings by Jennifer Miller and Kenneth Jay Lane
  • Personality – Mary Tyler Moore
  • Movie – Hidden Figures
  • TV Show – This is Us, Nashville
  • Book – Without Warning: A J.B. Collins Novel, Class Mom: A Novel” by Laurie Gelman, The Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects Our Relationships” by John Sandford, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott, Hello Family, I’m Home

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Hoda Kotb Facts

  1. Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer for which she underwent the mastectomy in March 2007. Her complete journey of undergoing surgery and coming out victorious was captured and documented by “Today Show”. Post the whole life-transforming journey, she became an active speaker for Breast Cancer awareness.
  2. As a part of the Today Show, the celebrity Journo even received Daytime Emmy Award in 2010.
  3. In 2010, Kotb even released her first book – “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee” which became New York’s Best Seller.
  4. In 2013 Hoda released her second book – “Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives” wherein she talked about six people who had life-changing experiences and 10 years post the same, how they are winning in their life each day.
  5. In 2016, Kotb released her third book, which was again based on inspiring and encouraging people all across the globe, the same was named as – “Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made”.
  6. In January 2022, it was revealed that Hoda had been tested positive for COVID-19.

Featured Image by Virginia Tech University Relations / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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  1. Wow Pretty Hoda has 5 inches in height on me plus she outweighs me by 55 pounds! WOW Pretty Hoda could easily pick me up and throw me clear across a room, IOW Hoda would wipe me out.


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