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Hoda Kotb - Click to see all titles by this author.

Hoda Kotb is an author, as well as a Today show co-anchor and Dateline NBC correspondent, for which she has won Daytime Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and duPont-Columbia Awards.

She was born in Oklahoma, but throughout her childhood the family moved to West Virginia, Virginia, Louisiana, Egypt, and Nigeria. She graduated with a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Virginia Tech.

You Are My Happy was written specifically for Hoda’s adopted daughter, Haley, and the illustrations are based on Haley’s plush teddy bear Brownie. Hoda’s book I’ve Loved You Forever was adapted into a song by pop star Kelly Clarkson.

Hoda is well-known for her loving, positive, thankful attitude, and she believes gratitude for the things in life, both big and small, brings us our happiness. She keeps a daily grateful journal, writing in it every morning and every night. Hoda notes, “I am a believer of—the things in the forefront of your mind should be the good things.”

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