Today show anchor Hoda Kotb is a mom for the second time, making the announcement on this morning’s show!
Hoda revealed the big news to viewers and her co-anchors live on air, sharing that she adopted her second child, a baby girl.
Savannah Guthrie had teased her co-hosts about the news, explaining, “It’s an exclusive. I think you’re gonna want to hear this. It’s someone on the phone right now… Do you have something to tell us?”
That’s when Hoda responded, “Yes, I do — it’s a girl!”
The show’s anchors were overwhelmed, as Savannah and Jenna Bush Hager got teary eyed and Al Roker and Willie Geist looked shocked. Willie noted, “Boy, you keep a secret! Savannah hasn’t said a word all morning.”
Hoda named her second child Hope Catherine. The name Hope is English in origin, meaning “desire of fulfillment.”
She adopted a girl named Haley Joy in 2017.