Hoda Kotb Breaks Down Following Coronavirus Interview on Today — Watch Emotional Video

Hoda Kotb Today Crying

Hoda Kotb‘s emotions got the best of her on Friday’s Today show while discussing the toll coronavirus is taking on her beloved New Orleans.

Following an interview wwith New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who along with his wife, Brittany, announced a $5 million commitment to the state of Louisiana to help “our communities get through this tough time,” Kotb broke down in tears while attempting to to segue to another story.

Kotb’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie quickly jumped in to assist her colleague.

Watch video below.

Kotb has strong ties to the New Orleans area, having spent much of the ’90s there.

The United States now has the most cases of COVID-19 in the world, with 82,250 people testing positive across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. At least 1,195 people have died, including 385 in New York, 149 in Washington state and 82 in Louisiana.