There aren't that many Arab-Americans in broadcast journalism, but, among them, Hoda Kotb may be the most visible of them all.
Born to Egyptian immigrants in Oklahoma and raised in West Virginia, Hoda Kotb began her journalism career at, appropriately enough, CBS News' Cairo bureau when she was 22. After stints as a general assignment reporter and anchor in stations across the Midwest and the South, Ms. Kotb went to NBC. She's been a reporter on the network's "Dateline NBC" news magazine since 1998, and she hosted the weekly syndicated series "Your Total Health" for three years (2004 to 2007).
Since 2007, Hoda Kotb has co-hosted the fourth hour of NBC's long-running (and now long) "Today" show. Her co-host? Sorry, I have trouble remembering her name! ;-)