Kathie Lee Gifford is the 3 time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY, alongside Hoda Kotb. The Gifford-Kotb hour has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly, and “TODAY’s happy hour” by USA Today. Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” for 15 years, where she received 11 Emmy nominations. A playwright, producer, singer, songwriter and actress, Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies in her career. She has written several musicals including Broadway’s SCANDALOUS, which received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in 2012. In 2013 she launched GIFFT, a line of wine with the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey, CA. Gifford lends support to numerous children’s organizations including Childhelp, the Association to Benefit Children, the Salvation Army and The International Justice Mission.