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Full NameHope Catherine Kotb
First NameHope
Middle NameCatherine
Last NameKotb
ProfessionCelebrity Kid
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJoel Schiffman
Father ProfessionFinancier
Mother NameHoda Kotb
Mother ProfessionEgyptian American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author
Gender IdentityFemale
SibilingsHaley Joy Kotb

Hope Catherine Kotb is the daughter of an Egyptian American broadcast journalist, television personality, and author named Hoda Kotb. Hope is still very young and lives with her parents.

Hoda is a multi-talented and successful woman. She is one of the most well-known faces in the journalism field as she has accomplished a lot. 

She currently works as the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today, and she also works as co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. 

She first started her journey in 1986 and has not looked back since then. Hoda also writes books and has won numerous awards and nominations. 

She has also worked as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC in the past.

Hope Catherine Kotb's mother Hoda Kotb and sibling Haley Joy Kotb
Hope Catherine Kotb's mother Hoda Kotb and sibling Haley Joy Kotb. Source: Instagram


Hope is still very young for marriage or even to start dating. So, there is no records of her love life.

Hoda is currently engaged to a man named Joel Schiffman, who works as a New York financier. They were dating for some time before getting engaged. 

They first started their relationship in 2013, and Hoda announced her engagement in her live show on Today on November 25, 2019

The adoption

Hoda again used her platform on the live broadcast show on Today that she was adopting a baby girl named Haley Joy Kotb on February 21, 2017.  

Later again, on April 16, 2019, in the same live show, she announced that she is adopting another baby girl named Hope Catherine Kotb

Before being in a relationship with Joel, Hoda had a husband named Burzis Kanga, a former tennis coach. They were married in 2005 and got divorced in 2008

Hope Catherine Kotb with her parents Joel Schiffman and Hoda Kotb, sibling Haley Joy Kotb and grandmother
Hope Catherine Kotb with her parents Joel Schiffman and Hoda Kotb, sibling Haley Joy Kotb and grandmother. Source: Instagram

Breast cancer

Hoda suffered from breast cancer in the past in March 2007. She had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She fought against breast cancer very bravely and made a full recovery. 

Hoda’s entire breast cancer journey was followed and covered by Today’s cameras. 

She has been working to spread awareness about breast cancer through her short documentary filmed throughout her whole journey. 

She has been spreading awareness as soon as she was declared cancer-free.

Muslim roots

As Hoda’s roots are from Egypt, she has a Muslim background, but her parents immigrated to the USA and gave her an American lifestyle. 

But when she went back to her roots in Egypt in the annual summer vacation, she met many of her cousins who looked just like her and wore headscarves and hijabs. 

Seeing this, she couldn’t stop thinking how she could be in that place if her parents didn’t give her American freedom and if they didn’t immigrate to the USA

She also talked about her Muslim background in her autobiography, in which she also described her relatives trying to match-make her back in Egypt

Fitting in

Hoda wrote in her autobiography that even though she was raised in the USA, she always had difficulty fitting in because she looked different than others around her.

Hoda missed her window

Hope’s mom Hoda was clad in a black one-piece dress looking all classy in a show where she talked about her book, titled “I’ve Loved You Since Forever”. 

Firstly, when asked what she had been doing other days in the afternoon time, as the host of the show is used to seeing Hoda in the morning time. 

She responds by saying that at that time usually, she will be at her home with her daughter Hailey because she starts her day at 3 am

Later, Hoda describes that she realizes she was at that point in her life when she genuinely thought she had missed the window. 

Hoda describes that you really serve hard in your career and then you think it will happen soon, then after you meet with somebody and realizes that you didn’t marry the right man.

Hoda says it’s totally fine, and then she recalls having breast cancer, as mentioned earlier. And then, at that time, Hoda felt that she had missed her window. 

Nevertheless, you have to make peace with it and have to remind yourself that it’s totally OK. 

And also, say to yourself that you don’t get everything in life, and just think about your blessings like having great family and friends, a job, etc. 

Despite saying it every time, you will get hit with the reality again. So, Hoda says that the book she will publish relates and gives the message to love something you haven’t met. 

The lady describes it as destiny or like you haven’t held her but can feel her. 

Basically, it describes the emotions which you feel like getting that thing which you have been wanting forever. 

Moreover, Hoda revealed that she had never ever thought in her life that she would write a kid’s book one day.

Also, she didn’t think she would be a mother. She can’t believe she has a baby at 52

This story of her tells us that so many things in life are right in time; despite you didn’t choose it, it is right. 

Net Worth

Hope doesn’t have a net worth of any sort as she has not reached the age of working.

The net worth of Hoda is estimated to be around $30 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a broadcast journalist, TV personality, and author.

$30 Millionbroadcast journalist, television personality, author


  • Hope is currently one year old.
  • Hoda is currently 56 years old. She was born on August 9, 1964.

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