NBC Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb paid a visit to Dallas Friday and gave a powerful speech about overcoming adversity in her career and her fight with breast cancer.
Kotb spoke to a packed luncheon crowd at the Dallas Country Club, put on by Interfaith Family Services. The organization transitions families from homelessness to self-sufficiency and helps 100 families a year in Dallas.
Kotb talked about her transition from a hard-news journalist to the quirky, fun-loving fourth hour of Today.
"When you've covered hard news your whole career and you've been in all the hot spots and the places – you've been to Baghdad and Afghanistan – and all of a sudden you are laughing and scratching and drinking with Kathy Lee, you go, 'what happened?'" Kotb said.
Changing paths is what Kotb writes about in her latest book, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way, which features stories of people who find their life's purpose in unexpected ways.