27 Facts About Kathie Lee Gifford

1. Kathie Lee Gifford said she initially expected to spend only a year on the broadcast, but "fell in love" with co-host Hoda Kotb and decided to stick around.

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2. Kathie Lee Gifford is set to exit NBC's "Today" show after more than 10 years as its co-host.

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3. Kathie Lee Gifford said she initially expected to spend only a year on the broadcast, but "fell in love" with co-host Hoda Kotb and decided to stick around.

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4. Kathie Lee Gifford made the announcement Tuesday morning in an emotional goodbye to her colleagues and her fans.

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5. Kathie Lee Gifford is set to exit NBC's "Today" show after more than 10 years as its co-host.

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6. Kathie Lee Gifford plays a recently widowed woman who has an active lifestyle.

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7. Kathie Lee Gifford is a young talented, beautiful actress with superb body measurements.

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8. Kathie Lee Gifford is currently 64 according to her birthdate August 16, 1953.

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9. Kathie Lee Gifford simultaneously began to work on her own, more secular career.

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10. Kathie Lee Gifford agreed and spent a disillusioning year babysitting, doing secretarial work and occasionally singing in Southern Baptist churches.

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11. Kathie Lee Gifford is a mom of two children, Cody and Cassidy Gifford.

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12. Kathie Lee Gifford prefers to have Quaker Oats oatmeal with a spoon of honey for her breakfast, which gives her an excellent and healthy start to the day.

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13. Kathie Lee Gifford lives in a classy and elegant house in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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14. Kathie Lee Gifford co-hosted the show for 15 consecutive years till 2000.

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15. Kathie Lee Gifford went to Bowie High School where she performed as a singer in a folk group called Pennsylvania Next Right.

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16. Kathie Lee Gifford was born in Paris, France on August 16, 1953.

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17. Kathie Lee Gifford's appeared with President Bill Clinton at the White House in support of the government's initiatives to counter international sweatshop abuses.

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18. Kathie Lee Gifford is currently working on a musical adaptation of It's a Wonderful Life with John McDaniel; McDaniel is composing music while Gifford is writing lyrics.

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19. Kathie Lee Gifford's contributed a number of musical numbers to Hats, and wrote and produced Under The Bridge, based upon the children's book The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson.

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20. Kathie Lee Gifford's has written a number of children's books.

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21. Kathie Lee Gifford's has written two autobiographical books, Just When I Thought I'd Dropped my Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities in 2010 and The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi to be released in early 2018.

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22. Kathie Lee Gifford's played the role of Miss Hannigan in a concert performance of Annie at Madison Square Garden in December 2006.

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23. Kathie Lee Gifford's appeared as a spokesperson for Slim Fast diet shakes after her son Cody was born.

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24. Kathie Lee Gifford's occasionally appears on the first three hours of Today and is a contributing NBC News correspondent.

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25. Kathie Lee Gifford's has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of the Today team.

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26. Kathie Lee Gifford stars in this tale inspired by Squire Rushnell's God Winks books.

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27. Kathie Lee Gifford is a celebrity ambassador for the non-profit organization Childhelp.

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