From Turkey to Torino, in the morning or primetime, Hoda Kotb has reported from different parts of the globe, at different times of the day. Now the veteran NBC News correspondent is about to settle in to a new day, as one of three co-hosts on the 4th hour of the Today show.
Broadcasting and Cable‘s Marisa Guthrie spoke with Kotb about her new gig. She’s still going to be as busy as ever: “I’m going to work really hard and focus most of my energy on Today. But I like the big stories. I’m a news person inside and, if there’s a big national story that would get coverage on Dateline, I would like to be part of that.” Kotb knows about big stories. Having once worked in New Orleans, it was a natural for her to go back and report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And as an alum of Virginia Tech, she brought a different perspective while reporting on the tragedy there, this spring.