After a 20-year career doing game shows and night club acts, the Paris-born Gifford spent 15 years co-hosting Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, one of the most successful daytime talk shows in television history. During her stint on the show, Gifford also appeared on TV specials and wrote books such as Christmas with Kathie Lee and I Can't Believe I Said That!, her autobiography. Gifford left Live with Regis & Kathie Lee in summer 2000, just before the release of her first pop album, Heart of a Woman. Gifford continued to release albums of lullabies, children's songs, and praise and worship music during the 2000s. In 2008, she became one of the co-hosts of The Today Show. She returned to vocal pop with My Way Home, which was released early in 2009; Everyone Has a Story, a set of songs composed by Gifford and David Friedman and performed by Broadway singers, followed a few months later. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi