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Kathie Lee Gifford Has 'Too Much Respect for a Lot of Journalists' to Consider Herself One

Originally posted 07/14/2016 11:10AM

For someone whose been in the media industry for more than 50 years, Kathie Lee Gifford has still never considered herself a journalist.

The Today show co-host claims she has "too much respect for a lot of journalists" to consider herself one.

Gifford, 62, who works as a co-host with Hoda Kotb on the fourth hour of the Today show, has had her fair share of experience in the news business from her time on Good Morning America to her 15-year run on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. Though she considers what she does as more "fun" more than anything else.

"What I do with Hoda can not be called journalism, let's be honest. It's very much reminiscent of what I did with Regis for 15 years, we're just two people who have no idea what we're going to talk about who just sit there and have fun," said Gifford at an exclusive party for the opening of Mitchell's Fish Market in Edgewater, New Jersey, where Gifford is promoting her wine brand GIFFT which she began more than two years ago.

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The Mother of All Surprises: Check Out the Today Show Anchors' Moms' Sweet, Surprise Set Visit

Originally posted 05/06/2016 01:05PM



Stars have long been known for saying, "Hi, mom!" on TV, but this Mother's Day a few small-screen personalities' mothers turned the tables.

The Today show crew thought they'd be sharing a special Mother's Day brunch with a few parents who'd been hand-picked from Rockefeller Plaza, but the anchors were surprised when their own mothers showed up on set.

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WATCH: Today's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Learn to Use a Dating App (And Are Super Into It!)

Originally posted 04/05/2016 06:45PM

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are learning the ropes of online dating, but it's not what you think.

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Hoda Kotb: I Was 'Totally Fangirling' First Time I Met Kathie Lee Gifford

Hoda Kotb: I Was 'Totally Fangirling' First Time I Met Kathie Lee Gifford

Originally posted 01/09/2016 01:30PM

Before Hoda Kotb shared the Today show screen with Kathie Lee Gifford, Kotb had a genuine fan moment with her future co-host.

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Hoda Kotb Reveals the One Thing Missing in Her Life Is Having a Child

Hoda Kotb Reveals the One Thing Missing in Her Life Is Having a Child

Originally posted 01/08/2016 07:00PM

Beyond her big smile and butterflies from her boyfriend of two years, Joel Schiffman, Hoda Kotb still feels like "something is missing."

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Filed Under: Today, Books, Hoda Kotb

Why Hoda Kotb and Al Roker Celebrate New Year's Eve Early

Originally posted 12/31/2015 08:15AM

New Year's Eve is going to be an early night for Rose Parade hosts Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.

"We can't stay up until midnight since we have to be up at the crack of dawn," Kotb tells PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: TV News, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb
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Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Look Back on Frank Gifford's Life in Emotional Today Montage

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Look Back on Frank Gifford's Life in Emotional Today Montage

Originally posted 12/30/2015 04:00PM

As 2015 draws to a close, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are looking back on the life and legacy of the late Frank Gifford.

Frank, who was married to Kathie Lee for 29 years, died of natural causes in August at age 84.

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VIDEO: Hoda Kotb Says Boyfriend Joel 'Gives Me Butterflies Again at 50!'

UpdatePosted 12/23/2015 01:05PM

Hoda Kotb Says Boyfriend Joel 'Gives Me Butterflies Again at 50!'

Originally posted 12/22/2015 09:20AM



There's only one person that can make Hoda Kotb feel like a school girl again: her boyfriend Joel Schiffman.

While playing a game of Word Association for this week's issue of PEOPLE, the Today co-host said that these days, Schiffman, 57, is the first person who comes to mind when she hears the word "love."

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Filed Under: Hoda Kotb
VIDEO: Watch Kathie Lee Gifford Cringe at Her Soap Opera Debut

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Kathie Lee Gifford Cringes at Her Soap Opera Debut: 'That Is the Worst Acting!'

Originally posted 10/27/2015 02:15PM

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Days of Our Lives, Kathie Lee Gifford unearthed a piece of her past she'd really rather forget.

As it turns out, the TV personality has a storied history with the soap opera. While trying to break into Hollywood, Gifford, 62, worked as an "atmosphere" extra on the show before being promoted to a "dismembered body voice," actress with under five lines and, eventually, "the most minor character ever," she revealed Tuesday on the Today show.

"Her name is Nurse Callahan," co-host Hoda Kotb said to introduce a vintage clip of KLG in action. "We have not seen this video. This is gonna be fun."

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Kris Jenner and Hoda Kotb Pay Emotional Tribute to Kathie Lee Gifford and Late Husband Frank Gifford on Their Shared Birthday

Kris Jenner and Hoda Kotb Pay Emotional Tribute to Kathie Lee Gifford and Late Husband Frank Gifford on Their Shared Birthday

Originally posted 08/16/2015 06:00PM

Kathie Lee Gifford's friends took to social media on Sunday to honor the TV personality's birthday, and pay tribute to her late husband Frank Gifford, who would have turned 85 the same day.

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