REGIS PHILBIN JOINS "TODAY'S" FOURTH HOUR AS CONTRIBUTOR
Philbin Will Serve as a Contributor to the 10 a.m. Hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb
NEW YORK - July 9, 2015 - - Regis Philbin is joining NBC's TODAY as a contributor to the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Gifford and Kotb made the announcement this morning with Philbin making a special appearance: http://www.today.com/popculture/regis-philbin-teams-ups-kathie-lee-hoda-special-contributor-t24166.
"Regis brings his legendary charm and humor each time he visits TODAY," said Tammy Filler, Co-EP of TODAY. "His energy is infectious, and when Regis is around, you never know what will happen."
Philbin and Gifford hosted "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" for 15 years from 1985 to 2000. Philbin has made multiple appearances on TODAY in recent months including his starring role in TODAY the Musical: http://www.today.com/video/today/56690576.
Philbin served as host of "Live!" for nearly three decades and received 24 Daytime Emmy nominations, with six wins and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout his storied career, Philbin has written several books including two memoirs, broke the Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera, and hosted "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," one of the highest rated primetime game shows in history.
NBC's TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for Americans. Airing live from 7 am to 11 am ET, TODAY reaches more than 5 million people every day through its broadcast, and millions more through TODAY.com, the TODAY app, and social media platforms. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford are the anchors and hosts, Noah Oppenheim is the SVP and Executive in Charge, and Don Nash is the executive producer.