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Hoda Kotb Announces Her Return to 'Today' After Having the "Best Summer" on Maternity Leave


Fans of NBC's Today are really missing Hoda Kotb! The beloved co-anchor has been on maternity leave since April 2019, but on August 20, Hoda made a big announcement: She'll be returning to Today on September 3, just after Labor Day

So what happened to Hoda on the Today show? What message does she have for other working parents? Here's everything you need to know!

What happened to Hoda on the Today show? She's been on maternity leave!

On April 16, 2019, Hoda announced on Today that she adopted her second child, Hope Catherine Kotb. "I'm feeding her, and I can't believe it," the proud mom gushed. "I'm so happy she's here!"

Hoda's 2-year-old daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, was already embracing her role as the older sibling. As Hoda explained, "She was literally marching around saying, 'I'm a big sister!'"