Hoda Kotb has been super busy latterly, and she really needs some time off to spend it with her baby girl! The Today host is always on the road during this time, flying to the Winter Olympics in South Korea and back to New York City and while she enjoys her work a lot, she misses her daughter very much.
The pressure at work has significantly affected her personal and family life, and she couldn’t be more furious at the network for giving her zero vacation.
She is the main anchor of Today, and the execs continue to give her more and more tasks, making her schedule impossible!
Ever since she took over the disgraced Matt Lauer‘s gig as Savannah Guthrie‘s co-host, she is required to travel a lot more often as well.
That being said, we have learned that when she had to go cover the Winter Olympics, she was ‘riddled with grief’ because of having to leave her adopted daughter behind.
One insider revealed that ‘Hoda Kotb did not bother to stay in Korea for the closing ceremony of the Olympics and was just ready to get home to her daughter, Haley Joy, and partner, Joel. It was a grueling almost two and a half weeks away from Haley.’
‘She missed Haley’s 1st birthday on February 14 as she was already in South Korea. They celebrated before Hoda left, but it was weighing on Hoda that she was not with Haley on her birthday,’ the source added.
In fact, Hoda herself mentioned: ‘It is already Valentine’s Day in South Korea, and I’m missing my Valentine’s baby! We celebrated little Haley’s bday before I left.’
After her Korea job, she is said to be back to work on Today on Monday morning and she ‘isn’t happy about it. She’d wanted to take some time off to make up for the time spent away from Haley, but her bosses said no. The morning news ratings race takes precedence over everything.’
‘She’ll be taking time off soon, but it is not soon enough for her,’ the insider said.