Quick Facts of Kathryn Lee Epstein

  • Full NameKathryn Lee Epstein
  • Net Worth$60 Million
  • Date of Birth16 August, 1953
  • NicknameKathie, Kathie Lee Gifford, Kath
  • Marital Status Widow
  • BirthplaceParis, France
  • Ethnicity Multiracial
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionTV Host, Author, Singer-Songwriter
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1970–present
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpousePaul Johnson (m. 1976; div. 1983) Frank Gifford (m. 1986; died 2015)
  • Height5 feet and 5 inches i.e. 1.65m
  • Weight53 kg or 117 lbs
  • EducationBowie High School, Oral Roberts University
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children2; a son, Cody Newton Gifford, and a daughter, Cassidy Erin Gifford
  • Horoscope Leo

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Proving the given quotation to be true, Kathie Lee Gifford impressed a lot of people with her on-screen chemistry with the famous co-anchor, Regis Philbin on The Morning Show. Unlike any other famous star, Lee established her career as an American TV host, singer-songwriter, and author.

The 65-years old multi-talented, Kathie Gifford is married twice, however, not a single husband last in her life. She shares two children with her second and late-husband, Frank Gifford. Kathie has served her talent in different fields and earned an impressive amount of money out of her successful profession. So, how much is her net worth as of 2019?

Read until the end and collect all the information in detail about Kathie Lee Gifford’s personal and professional life as well. Stay tuned with us.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Bio, Wiki

Kathie Lee Gifford was born as Kathryn Lee Epstein on 16th August 1953 in Paris, France to her American parents. Her father, Aaron Epstein was a musician and a former US Navy Chief Petty Officer, whereas, her mother, Joan Cuttell was a singer. During the birth of Kathie, her parents shifted in France. There, she attended Bowie High School while growing up in Bowie, Maryland.


Kathie’s grandfather was a Russian Jew and grandmother was a Native American. She once told in an interview with Larry King;

“I was raised with many Jewish traditions and raised to be very grateful for my Jewish heritage.”

She holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity. Since her early age, Lee was so much passionated of singing as she used to attend church and sing parodies for God. After completing her high school in 1971, she joined Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma and majored in drama and music.

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Kathie Lee Gifford’s Career

Kathie Lee Gifford began her career after meeting Frank Gifford, a sports commentator. Frank is her second husband. They met at an episode of ABC‘s Good Morning America. During the time, she made her appearance in the show as a full-time morning talk show personality. She started co-hosting The Morning Show with Regis Philbin after replacing Ann Abernathy.


In 1998, Gifford stepped for a national broadcast titled Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee. After two years, she left the show and joined the NBC’s morning show, Today and started working as a co-host. She conducted a four-hour program named Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda opposite Hoda Kotb. As for now, the program has gathered over 2.15 million views. Nevertheless, she got retired from Today Show on 5th April 2019.


Apart from journalism, Kathie also served the movie industry as a TV star, director, singer and songwriter. She has filmed several movies i.e. Then Came You, A Godwink Christmas. She has released many songs and is currently working for the adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life alongside John McDaniel as a lyrics writer.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Age, Birthday, Young

Born on 16th August 1953, Kathie Lee Gifford is in her 65-years of age. Even though of her old age, she is active in different industries and still looks young and healthy. As we can see, she celebrates her birthday on every 16th of August. Her zodiac sign (birth sign) is Leo.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Height

The famous star, Kathie Lee Gifford stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches i.e. 1.65m.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Marriage, Husband, Divorce & Children

As of 2019, Kathie Lee Gifford is living a single life. As we prior mentioned, she married two times in her life, however, both of her marriages got failed. Lee first tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend turned ex-husband, Paul Johnson in 1976. Her former spouse, Johnson is a Christian composer, producer, and publisher. The duo also appeared together on a lot of Christian cover magazines. The couple divorced without disclosing actual reason in 1982.

After waiting single for around five years, Kathie exchanged her wedding vows with her second partner who is now dead, Frank Gifford on 18th October 1986. As we previously mentioned, her late husband, Frank was an American football player and a sports commentator. It was Lee’s second marriage, whereas, Frank’s third marriage after divorcing from Maxine Avis Ewart and Astrid Lindley.

Kathie Lee Gifford with her late husband, Frank Gifford         Image Source: earnthenecklace

In addition, Kathie and Frank had a huge age difference as Kathie was 23 years younger than Frank. Not to mention, Frank shared three children with his ex-partner, Ewart. Kathie shares two children with her late spouse. Their son, Cody Newton was born on 22nd March 1990, whereas, the duo welcomed their second child named Cassidy Erin Gifford on 2nd August 1993.

Kathie Lee Gifford with her son, Cody, and daughter, Cassidy    Image Source: peopledotcom

Everything was going well and the couple had already spent nearly three decades together, however, Frank died from natural causes and his old age on 9th August 2015. During the time, he was 84 years old. His body was found in his home at Greenwich, Connecticut.

After the death of her husband, Kathie released a song titled He Saw Jesus in 2017 and gave her late-husband peaceful condolence. Currently, she is living a blissful life with her children in the United States.

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Kathie Lee Gifford’s Net Worth

The multi-talented American star, Kathie Lee Gifford accumulates an excellent amount of money out of her profession as a TV host, singer-songwriter and author. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, Lee earns an annual salary of $5 Million and has maintained a net worth of $60 Million as of 2019.


Her late husband, Frank left the property of around $34.5 Million which includes a $2.5 Million mansion in Florida, a $22 Million mansion in Connecticut and $10 Million liquid assets. As of 2019, Gifford seems to be living a lavish life with her children in the United States.

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