- Kathie Lee Gifford left the Today show on Friday, April 5.
- After her last day, KLG moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she bought a new home.
- Jenna Bush Hager replaced Kathie Lee for Today's fourth-hour program.
- Kathie Lee Gifford will appear on Today with Hoda and Jenna on November 12 to give an update on her life.
Today show star Kathie Lee Gifford jumped on a plane and headed south after April 5 — a.k.a. her last day on the NBC morning program.
As reported by The Tennessean this past spring, the longtime morning show host's company, Widow's Peak Pictures, bought a home in Franklin, Tennessee, located about 20 miles south of Nashville. In August, KLG was spotted hanging out in her new town.
“Even if you’re just having a dinner party there, invariably people end up at your piano or taking your guitar off the wall, and next thing you know, you’ve written a song and you’re in the studio the next week doing a demo,” Kathie Lee previously told People about her decision to relocate.
Why did she leave New York? Kathie Lee previously said that her gig co-hosting with Hoda Kotb was the only thing keeping her in the Northeast. Since her husband Frank Gifford's death in 2015, and her mom's passing in 2017, Kathie Lee has felt "lonely" over the past few years. Her two kids — Cody, 29, and Cassidy, 25 — currently live in Los Angeles.
“The work that I want to do isn’t here anymore,” Kathie Lee revealed to the outlet about living in New York City and her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. “I am an artist, I’m an actress, I’m a writer, I’m a songwriter, a director now. That’s the stuff that feeds my soul and I know that I’m running out of time to do those things.”
Jenna Bush Hager ended up replacing Kathie Lee on the fourth hour of Today.
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