Kathie Lee Gifford, born on August 16, 1953, in Paris, France, is singer, songwriter, author, and TV who is currently best known for co-hosting the fourth hour of NBC’s daytime talk show Today with Hoda Kotb.
Prior to working on Today, Gifford was widely recognized for her 15-year stint hosting the famous talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee alongside Regis Philbin.
On the morning of Tuesday, December 11, Gifford announced that she would be leaving her role as co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today. She will continue her hosting duties until the show’s next anniversary on April 7, 2019.
According to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, Gifford will be leaving to pursue “creative endeavors” such as various film, music and book projects.
You can watch Kathie Lee announce her decision here:
During her long-running career, Kathie Lee has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning her first in 2010.
Kathie Lee was married to sportscaster and former NFL player Frank Gifford prior to his death, which happened one week before his 85th birthday in August 2015. Kathie Lee has two children: Cody Gifford and Cassidy Gifford.