Birth Name: Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb was born on Aug. 9, 1964 in Norman, OK to Sameha and Abdel Kotb, Egyptian immigrants who met while attending law school in Cairo. Kotb grew up in Morgantown, WV, but her father Abdel's career often took the family overseas, including Egypt and Nigeria, where they lived during a year-long sabbatical. A bright and popular student, Kotb spent the main part of her adolescence in Alexandria, VA, nabbing the title of Homecoming Queen at Fort Hunt High School, from where she graduated in 1982. Her heart set on a future career as a news reporter, Kotb matriculated at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where in 1986, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in ...
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