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Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Huda Kotb.
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Huda Kotb.

Industry: Media

Company: NBC

Designation: News anchor

Country: US (Egypt)

49-year-old Huda Kotb fronts NBC’s Today programme with Kathie Lee Gifford. The American citizen, both of whose parents are Egyptian, began her journalism career as a news assistant for CBS News in Cairo. Since then, she worked for several local TV channels in the US before landing as a job as a correspondent on Dateline NBC in 1998. She has been the co-host of Today since 2007. Six years ago, Kotb underwent surgery for breast cancer, and has since become an advocate for breast cancer awareness.