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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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Kathie Lee Gifford Pays Emotional Tribute to Late Husband Frank: 'We Know We're Going to Be with Him One Day'

Originally posted 05/25/2016 03:30PM

Nearly a year after Frank Gifford is physically gone, he is still very much emotionally with his wife, Kathie Lee.

The Today host delivered a heartfelt speech for her late husband on Tuesday while accepting received a Gracie award for outstanding on-air talent.

Of their two children, Gifford said, "They are the greatest expression of the love that I shared for 29 years with the greatest man I've ever known, my husband Frank. Thanks. This is for you, honey. You make me laugh. God bless you all."

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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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Kathie Lee Gifford to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: 'Be Professional' Despite the Live! Drama

Originally posted 04/27/2016 01:10PM

Former Live! co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, has some sound advice for Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: Be professional.

Ripa's predecessor appeared on Fox11 to weigh in on Strahan's shocking departure from Live! for a new role at Good Morning America.

"Be totally professional," said Gifford, 62. "I would keep anything that is going on between you private. It's nobody's business but yours. But always, always be professional at your job. That's what you're hired to do."

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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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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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Frank Gifford Suffered from Brain Disease Related to Concussions, Family Reveals

Originally posted 11/25/2015 03:35PM

Former New York Giants star and NFL broadcaster Frank Gifford suffered from a concussion-related brain disease, his family revealed Wednesday.

Gifford, who died of natural causes in August at age 84, suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE, his family discovered after making the decision to have his brain studied after his death.

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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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