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Hoda Reveals New Addition to Today Show Viewers

Host, 54, adopts a second infant girl
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Hoda Kotb is a new mom at age 54.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Hoda Kotb had a personal announcement for viewers on Tuesday: She's adopted a newborn girl. "I can't imagine any of this is happening," the Today anchor said, per USA Today. Haley Joy, whom Kotb adopted in 2017, becomes big sister to Hope Catherine. Kotb, 54, described meeting her new daughter with her partner, Joel Schiffman. "Joel and I were standing there when they hand you the baby... at that moment I was like, 'My God, my heart just grew," she said on the air. The show tweeted a photo of the moment. (Kotb recently got a brand-new co-host.)

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