Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s TODAY. She began hosting the 10 a.m. hour when it debuted in September 2007, and she currently hosts alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since April 1998, and she is a New York Times Bestselling author for her book "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee."
Kotb has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories across all NBC News platforms as well as numerous human-interest stories and features. She covered in-depth, the aftermath and one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a story personal to Kotb who lived in New Orleans for six years. She has reported on the war in Iraq, the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Kotb conducted an exclusive interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, an internationally recognized leader of Burma, marking the first time in 11 years that Suu Kyi was interviewed by an American television network. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the host of the weekly syndicated series “Your Total Health.”
Kotb is a three-year breast cancer survivor and has been a part of several initiatives to raise awareness about the disease. Diagnosed in March 2007, she shared her story on TODAY in October 2007.
Kotb has received numerous awards including the 2008 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement, the 2008 Alfred I. duPont –Columbia University award and the prestigious Peabody in 2006 for her Dateline NBC report “The Education of Ms. Groves.” The four-time Emmy nominee also won the 2004 Headliner Award, the 2003 Gracie Award and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award.
Jessica Ettinger is a Murrow and Gracie award-winning major market broadcaster with an incredibly diverse skill set. Her career spans on-air and management roles in music, news, and sports – in both radio and television - at ABC, NBC, CBS, and Bloomberg News. How diverse? She appears both in Michael Bloomberg's autobiography, and in Donny Osmond's. After several years as Seattle's only regular, female radio talk show co-host on KIRO-FM, she returned to New York to anchor on 1010 WINS. Millions also hear Jessica's voice in the New York City Subway system (announcing the stops on the Eastside trains) and still more listen to her on SiriusXM’s Country channel The Highway; where she’s known by her family name, Jessica Wade. Jessica was born and raised in Lansing, New York, and holds a B.S. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Find Jessica on Twitter @JessicaSiriusXM
Don Nash and Tom Mazzarelli
Don Nash and Tom Mazzarelli are the co-executive producers of the TODAY Show. They are responsible for all four hours of TODAY program content leading the broadcast’s management team and program staff.
A 23-year veteran of TODAY, Nash previously served as the show’s senior broadcast producer, where for seven years he orchestrated the live broadcast from the control room each morning and played an integral role in day-to-day programming. Mazzarelli is also a TODAY veteran, having served as a senior producer on the show from 2003-2006.
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