Kathie Lee Gifford - Updated Jun 2024

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Paris, France
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Paris, France

Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford is a famous American TV host, singer, and Comedian. Likewise, Kathie Lee Gifford is the four-time Emmy award-winning former co-host of the TV show “TODAY”

Early Life and Childhood

Kathie Lee Gifford was born on 16th August 1953 in Paris France and is 69 years old. She was born in a mixed-ethnic family. Likewise, Kathie’s zodiac sign is Leo.

]Moreover, Gifford was raised by her grandparents in a Jewish environment but spiritually, she follows Christianity. She was born to her father Aaron Epstein, and her mother Joan Epstein.

Kathie’s father was a naval officer and her mother was also a naval secretary. So, due to Aaron’s placement in different countries in Europe, Kathie spent her childhood in different countries. Kathie has two siblings in the family. Kathie’s brother is  David and her sister is Michelle.

Later in 1957, Kathie’s family settled in Maryland. Furthermore, Kathie’s father Aaron started working as a newspaper distributor and insurance agent. Katie went to Bowie High School in Maryland to pursue her studies.

Later on, Kathie completed her graduation from Oral Roberts University.

Body Measurement

Talking about body measurement, Kathie has a pretty healthy and fit body. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches. Likewise, Gifford has a body weight of around 55kg or 121 lbs.

The body measurement of Kathie is around 34-28-35 inches. Similarly, Gifford uses a bra of size 33B and shoes of size 6. Moreover, she has a pretty charming face with dark brown eyes and blonde hair.

Professional Life

in the early 70s, Kathie started working as a babysitter in Ania Bryant’s  Miami home for a summer. Later in 1974, Kathie started her career as a sidekick and vocalist in Tom Kennedy’s Gameshow “Name the Tune”.

Gifford worked in the show for four years until 1978. Likewise, in the same year, she appeared on the show “Hee Haw spinOff”.

Kathie Lee Gifford

Caption: Kathie Lee Gifford as a judge on the singing reality show The Voice (source: Instagram)

Moreover, Kathie started to appear in TV commercials in 1984 for the Carnival Cruise Lines. In 1985, Kathie became the cohost for the WABC-TV show “The Morning Show with Regis Philbin”.

Furthermore, she worked in the show for more than 15 years till 2000. Similarly, Gifford worked as a writer for many musical numbers in the late 1990s.

After leaving the talk show in 2000 Kathie made her guest appearances in different TV series and movies. Further, Kathie also released several CD albums as an independent artist. After that, she worked as a special correspondent for ‘The Insider’ in 2005.

Later in 2008, Kathie was offered a co-host slot on the 4th hour of Today with Hoda Kotb. Kathie also contributed to NBC News and sometimes appears during the first 3 hours of the show ‘Today’.

Relationship Status

Moving into relationship status of Kathie, she married her first husband Paul Johnson in 1976. The couple stayed together for 8 years and later in 1983, they divorced other. After that, she dated football player Carl Weather for one year.

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Caption: Kathie Lee Gifford with her husband and children(source: Instagram)

Later in 1986, Kathie married Frank Gifford. The couple gave birth to their son Cody Newton Gifford in 1990. Likewise, they welcomed their daughter Cassidy Gifford in 2003. However, Frank Gifford died in 2015 at the age of 84. She is a widow right now.

Kathie Lee Gifford – Social media

Kathie Lee Gifford is pretty much active on social media. she has her accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Likewise, Kathie has earned more than 482k followers on her Instagram account. Further, she has more than 688k followers on her Facebook account.

Similarly, Gifford has more than 1.3 M followers on her Twitter handle. Besides,  Kathie also has her website “http://www.kathieleegifford.com” where she sells her liquor name ” GIFFT”.

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Caption: Kathie Lee Gifford in her wine factory(source: Instagram)

Kathie Lee Gifford – Net Worth 2023

Kathie Lee Gifford has earned a huge amount of money from her career. However, the TV personality has kept her annual income and expenses secret from the media. According to the sources, Kathie’s estimated net worth is around $30 million.