Kathie Lee Gifford’s New Tomorrow Starts Today
Kathie Lee Gifford, 65, has been co-host of the Today Show’s 3rd hour for 11 years, spent 15 years as the co-host with Regis, has 11 Daytime Emmy nominations with her lone win coming in 2010, her first year on Today. Gifford’s also released 14 albums and her first TV job was as the singer/sidekick on Name That Tune. Kathie Lee is also credited with turning the 10am Today show time slot into an unofficial Happy Hour.
I’ve always loved & supported Kathie Lee Gifford & she knows it but that does mean I don’t think she shouldn’t run stuff by me…it’s okay I will deal with this quietly. Alone. Like a man. A large 59 year old man who sits in his closet sometimes.— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) December 11, 2018
Wooo finally Kathie Lee is leaving the Today Show for good… Hallelujah they need some fresh blood on that show she is so annoying.— Tara Broadway (@TaraBroadway) December 11, 2018
Kathie Lee Gifford leaving Today Show in April. Just a suggestion for NBC: Hoda and Regis.— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) December 11, 2018
During her announcement, Kathie Lee Gifford discussed her potential successor on the #TodayShow: "I have my idea of who might be absolutely wonderful, but there's a great pool of talent and beauty and heart right around here, right within our own family" https://t.co/kcWl8RUiIB— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 11, 2018
Jenna Bush Hager is the likely frontrunner to replace Kathie Lee.