She’s been one of the biggest TV personalities on television since the ’80s, so it makes sense that fans are curious to learn all about Kathie Lee Gifford. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, she’s valued at $60 million and that’s nothing short of amazing. Before Kathie Lee cohosted the fourth hour of Today with Hoda Kotb, she was the face of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years.
“They went through a unique time together, pioneering the early-morning TV format. They genuinely like and love each other,” an insider previously told Closer Weekly about the dynamic duo. “They are true survivors in a tough business. They both love to laugh. They get the joke and they make the joke.”
After the Emmy winner left the popular morning show in 2000, All My Children alum Kelly Ripa stepped in to take her place, while Kathie Lee moved on to NBC and called the Today show her new home. Every day she sipped wine with her cohost Hoda Kotb and talked about the big news of the day. But after spending 11 years there, Kathie Lee knew it was time to move on. In December 2018, she announced her departure from Today.
“It’s an exciting time for me and I’m thrilled about the projects coming up,” she revealed on the talk show. “But it’s also hard is because the reason I stayed longer than a year is because I love everybody here. I have been in this business 120 years and never worked with a more beautiful group of people who just give, give, give every day, four hours of live television five days a week.”
In March 2019, the Maryland native said goodbye to her coworkers when they threw her a farewell party. “I got to sit next to a television legend and that doesn’t happen in your lifetime,” Hoda gushed about working with her friend. “A legend, she really is. And we’ve been together for 11 years. The show is a blast.”
Since her Today exit, Kathie Lee has been working as a director and a producer in Nashville, Tennessee. “Everybody asks me, like, ‘How is Kathie doing?’” Hoda told her fans in November 2019. “I go, ‘You don’t understand. Kathie Lee is happier now than I remember her being.’ Then I have been in years and years and years.”
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