Kathie Lee Gifford recently announced that she was departing Today to focus on other projects, as now NBC scrambles to replace her. One person we can almost guarantee won’t be replacing her? The woman who took over her spot on Live! way back in 2001, Kelly Ripa. And ever since then Kelly has been a force to reckon with.
The now 48-year-old was born in Stratford, New Jersey. That’s right, Stratford, which is a place you probably won’t ever find yourself in. And that should be enough to prove to you that Kelly has obviously come a long way. Not only did she end up cohosting one of ABC’s longest running shows, but Kelly also has actress, dancer, and television producer on her resume. And that obviously didn’t happen overnight. So we’re going to take you on quite the journey to show you all the career pitstops that Kelly has made. And she’s even had time to marry actor Mark Consuelos, and have three kids, sons Michael and Joaquin, and daughter, Lola Grace.
So let’s get to it. Start your scroll down and improve your trivia night skills by learning all about Kelly’s career route. You know, just in case you’re ever asked about her.