Kathie Lee Signs Off at Today

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Back in 2008, FTVLive was the FIRST media outlet in the world to report that Kathie Lee Gifford was joining NBC’s Today Show.

When FTVLive broke the news, many doubted that our report was accurate, but they soon learned it was.

Now, 11 years later, Kathie Lee is saying goodbye to Today and it has been a week of surprises.

NBC’s Lester Holt sat down with Gifford about her last week at the Peacock. She said "everything" on the show with Kotb "comes out of a real friendship." As for the ever-present wine, she said "it set the tone for, 'welcome to our party.' "We're having a good time and it's not at anybody's expense. It's not mean-spirited."

Holt asked: "Kathie Lee is not retiring, you're... what?" Gifford: "Evolving!"

Gifford is headed to Nashville for her next chapter.

And there was the time that Kathie Lee and Hoda talked about FTVLive on the Today Show and that made us instantly love the duo.

Best wishes to Gifford, you’re a pro and you mentioned FTVLive on Today. I think that is a pretty full career.