Kathie Lee Gifford
Emmy Award-winning Host and Playwright
Candid to her core, Kathie Lee Gifford is an uplifting voice to anyone who’s ever wasted their time taking themselves too seriously.
A bona fide television icon, Kathie Lee Gifford is happiest when she’s doing what she feels God has called her to do. Following her calling to entertainment, the singer, actress, and producer is best known for her eleven years alongside Hoda Kotb co-hosting NBC’s beloved 4th hour of TODAY. The two were finally celebrated for their legacy on television after they won an Emmy in 2019 for “Best Outstanding Informative Talk Show Hosts.” Before she was on TODAY, Gifford was the co-host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee on ABC for 15 years. The adored duo received eleven Daytime Emmy nominations. After several years into her role as a full-time morning talk show personality, Gifford was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2015 and will receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
In late 2018, Gifford announced that she would be leaving TODAY to pursue the film career of her dreams. In 2019, Gifford made her directorial film debut with The God Who Sees, a musical film she co-wrote with singer-songwriter Nicole C. Mullen which has been streamed by millions.
Outside of her work in film and television, Gifford is a prolific playwright, recording artist, author, and humanitarian. She has written several musicals, including Broadway’s Scandalous, which received a Tony Award nomination for “Best Actress” in 2012. Scandalous follows Aimee McPherson as she recounts the controversy and consecration of her early 20th century life from the pulpit of her popular Hollywood church. The show is a moving tale that teaches, “God is bigger than any mistake anyone will ever make.”
Additionally, Gifford has released several music albums over the years, including Born for You and Gentle Grace.
She has been a brand ambassador for companies ranging from Carnival Cruise Line to Walmart, and is currently the face of the successful mobile home services app, Takl. In 2014 her well-known love of wine became a partnership with Scheid Vineyards to create GIFFT Wines.
As an author, Gifford has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi; Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg; I Can’t Believe I Said That and the children’s book Party Animals.
Gifford currently resides in Connecticut and Nashville, diving into her new life as a widow, an orphan, and an empty nester.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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