Hoda Kotb Adopts Another Baby Girl, Reveals Her Adorable Name

Brenda Watkins
April 17, 2019

Hoda Kotb's got her another sweetpea and she's as happy as can be!

The Today show co-anchor is a mommy again after adopting her second daughter, named Hope Catherine Kotb, she announced on Tuesday's episode, via phone, PEOPLE reports.

Of course, her colleagues on air were beyond moved by the news and inquired how Kotb's older daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, reacted to getting a sibling.

Kotb said: "She was literally marching around saying, 'I'm a big sister!' " - so much so that "she did try to crawl into [Hope's] bassinet".

Jenna Bush Hager will be the new co-host of "Today's" Fourth Hour alongside Hoda Kotb beginning in April, when Kathie Lee Gifford leaves the morning show. "It's a girl!" Kotb said of her new daughter, Hope Catherine Kotb, the baby girl she secretly adopted."Man, I'm so happy she's here".

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"Every night before I put her down, I always say to her, 'You know what my favorite time of the day is?' And I would just say, 'Right now, '" Kotb shared.

"First of all, I can't imagine any of this is happening".

Kotb said she and her longtime partner, Joel Schiffman, were there when the baby was born.

A battle with breast cancer 10 years ago left her unable to conceive and her two-year marriage to tennis coach Burzis Kanga fell apart a year after her recovery.

In March, Hoda couldn't help but gush over her boyfriend of six years. Hope, because she hoped, prayed, and dreamed about having another child. You think that you're full, " she said. I feel like I'm going to wake up and God's going to say, 'Hey, remember how you were before all of this?

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