Kathie Lee Gifford is the three-time Emmy award winning co-host of the fourth hour of “TODAY,” alongside Hoda Kotb. The Gifford-Kotb hour has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly and “TODAY’s happy hour” by USA Today.
Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” for 15 years, for which she received 11 Emmy nominations. She was also a correspondent for “Good Morning America” for three years. In 2015, Gifford was inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame.
A playwright, producer, singer, songwriter and actress, Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies in her 40-year career. She has her own record label and has written several musicals including Broadway’s Scandalous, which received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in 2012. Gifford also starred on Broadway in Putting It Together and Annie. She recently debuted three new songs, “Love Me to Death,” “He Saw Jesus” and “Jesus is His Name” with Grammy-winning, Brett James. Each song debuted #1 on iTunes. She has just wrapped principal photography on “Then Came You,” a film she has written, produced and starred in alongside Craig Ferguson. Gifford co-wrote all eight songs for the movie, alongside Brett James.
Gifford authored four NY Times bestselling books including “The Rock,” “The Road and the Rabbi,” “Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg,” “I Can’t Believe I Said That” and the popular children’s book “Party Animals.” This October, she’ll be releasing a new children’s book titled, “The Gift That I Can Give.”
She also launched GIFFT, a line of wine with the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey, CA.
Gifford lends support to numerous children’s organizations including Childhelp and the Association to Benefit Children, which spawned Cassidy’s Place and Cody House, named after her two children. A devoted humanitarian, she received an honorary degree from Marymount University for her humanitarian work in labor relations.
Gifford resides in Connecticut.
Gifford is on Twitter and Instagram at @KathieLGifford.