WATCH: Hoda Kotb Celebrates Engagement on The Today Show

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Congratulations are in order for Hoda Kotb! The Today Show anchor announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Joel Schiffman on the morning chatfest Nov. 25.

Per the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kotb gushed:

My heart has literally been pounding. I was totally shocked. He had a good poker face.

She added, per Newsday:

We went to our usual vacation, we ended up having a little dinner on the beach and … we were done with the dinner, I was eating the churros, licking the bottom of the bowl, and he was like, 'I have something else I would like to say,' and he said some beautiful things, and then he got down on one knee and he said, 'Would you be my wife.' And I said yes.

Watch Hoda share her emotional news with her Today family - and the nation! - below.