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.
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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.