Hoda Kotb, beloved anchor of the “Today” show, returned to the screen after a brief absence due to a family health matter. During her emotional on-air announcement, Kotb tearfully thanked her fans and co-hosts and revealed that her 3-year-old daughter, Hope, had spent some time in the ICU.
Kotb’s absence from the show had been felt by fans and colleagues alike, but she assured everyone that she was doing much better and that her daughter was on the mend. In fact, Kotb had been caring for her daughter at home while she was away from the show, and she felt grateful for the time they had been able to spend together.
Kotb’s co-host Savannah Guthrie was thrilled to have her back on set, saying, “It feels like the family’s whole again.” Fans of the show also expressed their relief and joy at Kotb’s return, with many taking to social media to send messages of support and love.
Kotb’s stint away from the show may have been brief, but it was certainly impactful, reminding fans and colleagues alike just how important family is. Luckily, Kotb is back where she belongs, inspiring and informing viewers every morning.