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'Today' Show Host Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Departure Date

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 10:16 p.m. ET

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Time to say good-bye! Longtime Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford officially announced her last day on the show on Monday, February 25. She revealed the news on today's broadcast.

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While the news of departure was announced in December, the exact date was unknown until now.

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The 65-year-old will be leaving the show on April 5.

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Her exit comes almost full circle to her 11th anniversary of hosting the show. She would be celebrating 11 years as host on April 7.

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Fellow host Hoda Kotb paid tribute to her BFF on today's broadcast with a special montage. Famous friends and colleagues like Andy Cohen, Regis Philbin and Katie Couric spoke in the montage and sent her sweet messages about her exit.

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Kathie may be moving on from daytime television, but the news anchor will still be pursuing other projects.

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What are your thoughts on Kathie Lee leaving the Today show? Blast off in the comments below!

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