Hoda Kotb Breaks Down on Live TV After Interview With Drew Brees


Hoda Kotb broke down in tears on Friday after talking to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees about his $5 million donation to help Louisiana through the coronavirus crisis. 

Before she was able to transition to the next segment, Kotb--who lived in New Orleans for several years--choked up and began to cry on-camera as she apologized repeatedly. Co-host Savannah Guthrie, who's helping to anchor the show while self-isolating at home, told her, "Hoda, I know it's a lot. Hoda, I'm so sorry..take a moment. It's a lot. I know where your heart is, I do."

Brees and wife Brittany had announced Thursday that their $5 million donation would go toward groups like Second Harvest Food Bank and Ochsner Health Systems, and would help deliver meals to people in need.

Hoda Kotb

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