CBS News

Published: Aug 08, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The mayor of Fort Myers has proclaimed August 9th as Hoda Kotb Day. Today is also the TV personality's 50th birthday.

Kotb, the NBC News correspondent and Today Show co-host, was once a reporter for WINK News. She worked for WINK from 1989 until 1991.

Kotb is an acclaimed author, three-time Emmy Award nominee and breast cancer survivor.