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Hoda Kotb

Correspondent, Dateline NBC & Co-Anchor, The Today Show
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Biography

Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of The Today Show in August 2007 and currently hosts alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since April 1998 and is the author of the New York Times best-selling Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee and her latest, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.

During her tenure at NBC, Kotb has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories, such as the aftermath and one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - a personal story to Kotb, who lived in New Orleans for six years. She has also reported on the Iraq War, the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and the War on Terror in Afghanistan. She conducted an exclusive interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, an internationally recognized leader of Burma, marking the first time in 11 years that Suu Kyi was interviewed by an American television network.

Kotb traveled to Southeast Asia to cover the devastating effects of the 2004 tsunami and traveled to war-torn Burma, led secretly by rebel soldiers, to report the complete story on 12-year-old twin warriors who were said to have magical powers. Kotb also co-anchored an MSNBC special on race, "Shades of Hope… Shadows of Hate," which was reported from Birmingham, Alabama, at the former site of a Klan bombing.

Kotb has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award in 2006 for her Dateline NBC report "The Education of Ms. Groves." The three-time Emmy nominee also won the 2004 Headliner Award, the 2003 Gracie Award, and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award.

Previously, Hoda Kotb worked at WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans where she served as an anchor and reporter. She was a weekend anchor and reporter for WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to that, she was a morning anchor and general assignment reporter for WQAD-TV, the ABC affiliate in Moline, Illinois, and an anchor for WXVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Mississippi. Kotb began her broadcast career with CBS News as a news assistant in Cairo, Egypt.

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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.

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