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born 1964

Hoda Kotb is best known as Kathie Lee Gifford's partner-in-crime on the 4th hour of NBC's Today Show. She's the giggling girlfriend you gab with about bad hair, cute shoes + dumb guys while sipping Chardonnay.

Before becoming a household name as a bubbly talk show host, Hoda was a seasoned journalist who spent 20 years working her way up. She covered the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia + even snuck into Burma to interview imprisoned dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. A cancer survivor + lover of quotes, Hoda's rule for life is simple ~ "If I truly believe in something, I should go for it with gusto."

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her quotes

all quotes by Hoda Kotb (10)

"When you survive a tragedy there are some gifts if you look. You've got to look."

Virginia Tech | may 2008

"You can't scare me."

Virginia Tech | may 2008

"Like a huge wave that barrels across the ocean, or a gentle wave that laps the shore, there is an undeniable ebb and flow to life."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"For me, music is morning coffee. It's mood medicine. It's pure magic. A good song is like a good meal ~ I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"You will never regret taking the high road, as hard as it may be to do."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"Don't ever Google your ex."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"There are times when you just have to show people that you're all in. Sometimes, if you're that far in, the best move is to go even farther and take everybody with you."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"You can't resolve everything in your life . . . Life's not perfect. Some loose ends may not get trimmed up and tidied."

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee | 2010

"Not until I got to my forties did I stop giving a rip."

Hoda Kotb is Turning 50 | december 2013

"In life you sort out a lot of things, but you can’t solve everything. You carry some of the things you can’t untangle and that’s perfectly fine...You live your life and you carry it with you."

Love Your Selfie | may 2014
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