Known for being Regis Philbin's co-host on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1985 to 2000. She became a co-host on the fourth hour of The Today Show in 2008.
She was Maryland's contestant for America's Junior Miss Pageant. She studied drama and music at Oral Roberts University.
She made an appearance as herself in the 2015 TV movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
She got married to Paul Johnson on April 23, 1976, and, after their divorce on May 26, 1983, she married Frank Gifford on October 18, 1986. She has a daughter named Cassidy and a son named Cody.
She was a singer on Tom Kennedy's game show Name That Tune from 1974 to 1978.