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Hoda Kotb Nervous Having Her Boyfriend Meet Her Family

Hoda Kotb Nervous Having Her Boyfriend Meet Her Family

Originally posted 06/22/2011 02:00PM

Even at 47, Hoda Kotb was anxious about bringing her boyfriend home to meet the family.

"I was a little nervous, I have to say! 'Cause it doesn't matter your age. You're still bringing your boyfriend home to meet your mom, and it's still weird," the Today co-host told PEOPLE Tuesday at the Women of Concern Awards luncheon in New York.

It all went well, though. Asked what her family liked most about her boyfriend – reportedly a Boca Raton lawyer named Jay Blumenkopf – Kotb replied: "I think the way he cares about me, probably. You know when you watch someone care about someone you care about. It's just so nice."

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Filed Under: Couples, Hoda Kotb
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Who Should Replace Meredith Vieira on Today?

Meredith Vieira: Who Should Replace Her on Today?

Originally posted 04/06/2011 02:30PM

Who would you like to wake up to in the morning?

With Meredith Vieira reportedly considering leaving the Today show when her contract is up in the fall, the obvious next question is: Who should replace her.

Veteran Today anchor Ann Curry seems like a serious contender for the gig. Having been the show's news anchor since 1997, Curry has paid her dues and is a familiar face to viewers. As the host of Dateline NBC and often a fill-in anchor on NBC Nightly News, Curry certainly has the chops for the job.

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Today Show Helps Son Honor His Parents

Originally posted 09/29/2008 11:15AM


The Today show helped make a dream come true Monday morning, when Lance Carr of Colorado got a phone call from the program's fourth-hour hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

Carr, who, since the age of 10 months has had a rare form of muscular dystrophy, is the first winner in the show's "Everyone Has a Story" contest in which entrants sent essays telling their story, explaining what makes it special. The prize? A chance to have his story to told on the air – and have a brand new song, inspired by the tale, written and performed by a Broadway star.

As Gifford said of 38-year-old Carr – who wrote in to say that his father Larry is his hero – his disease renders him unable to move any part of his body except for his thumbs, making him completely dependent upon his parents.

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