Hoda Kotb is absent from ‘Today’ show after daughter Hope’s health scare
Hoda Kotb is taking a week-long “Today” show break to spend time with her kids.
The journalist is absent from the morning show while daughters Haley, 5, and Hope, 3, are on spring break.
Kotb’s fourth hour co-host, Jenna Bush Hager, is also off air all week.
Pre-recorded episodes of “Today With Hoda & Jenna” are playing through Friday.
Kotb’s brief absence comes two weeks after she returned to NBC on March 6 following a “family health matter.”
Now her youngest daughter was home after being “in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for more than a week.”
Kotb gushed that she was “just so happy” and “over the moon” to have Hope under her roof, noting, “We are watching her closely.
“I’m grateful for the doctors and the nurses,” she added, tearing up.
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