She’s the beloved TV host of one of the biggest morning shows and rumored to be worth $30 million – so can you guess who she is from her EPIC college throwback photo?

  • The host, 59, was born in Oklahoma and has been a reporter since 1988 
  • As well as her successful TV career, she’s also the author of six bestselling books
  • The brunette is mom to two little girls and has been married once 

She’s been a permanent fixture in households across the country for more than 20 years, delivering the latest headlines, interviewing some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, and even presenting her own radio show.

In fact, this glamorous morning show host has been working as a reporter since 1988 when she joined ABC affiliate WQAD in Moline, Illinois for a year, before becoming a weekend anchor and reporter at CBS affiliate WINK in Fort Myers, Florida, until 1991.

For the next six years, this broadcaster lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, working as an anchor and reporter for CBS affiliate WWL, and then officially joined NBC News in April 1998 as a correspondent for Dateline NBC and all NBC News platforms.

As well as having a hugely successful television career, this Oklahoma-born star is also the author of six bestselling books, has won a Daytime Emmy Award, and launched a podcast back in 2021 that is still going strong.

During Friday’s edition of the popular morning show that she fronts, this well-known face reminisced about her college days – and even seemed a little bit embarrassed when a throwback snap flashed up on the screen.

She’s been a permanent fixture in households across the country for more than 20 years

This adorable school girl went on to become one of morning television's most successful hosts in the US

This adorable school girl went on to become one of morning television’s most successful hosts in the US

She’s Hoda Kotb! The host of Today and mother to two little girls named Haley and Hope.

During Friday’s edition of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the 59-year-old opened up about her college days with her cohost Jenna Bush Hager whilst discussing the new Brat Pack documentary.

When Jenna, 42, asked: ‘What was your Brat Pack days like?’, Hoda replied: ‘I had like different crews because I played different sports during the school year so I was in those kind of groups.

‘And then I also had friends who were outside the sports, so I wasn’t like, “where’s my posse?” During basketball season I had this crew, during track season, I had that crew…’ Hoda continued as a group photo flashed up on the screen.

Hoda is best known as the face of NBC’s Today and hosts the main show alongside Savannah Guthrie as well as Today with Hoda & Jenna, which airs 10am ET every weekday.  

Hoda and Savannah were the first-ever female anchor duo to lead the show when they replaced Matt Lauer in January 2018, after his role was terminated following accusations of sexual misconduct.

Hoda was also the first host of Today’s first fourth-hour weekday morning broadcast back in September 2007 and was joined by Kathie Lee Gifford as her cohost in April 2008. 

Kathie, 70, was later succeeded by former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, 42, in April 2019, and the two women recently celebrated their five-year anniversary by jetting to New Orleans and hosting the show in Hoda’s former hometown.

On February 23, 2015, the 59-year-old began hosting a live, one-hour show twice a week on Sirius XM’s Today channel, discussing casual, water cooler topics.