Kathie Lee Gifford by Virginia Sherwood/ NBC Photo Kathie Lee Gifford by Virginia Sherwood/ NBC Photo
Today co-anchor Matt Lauer on Monday morning announced that Kathie Lee Gifford will join Hoda Kotb for the fourth hour of the NBC morning program. "I'm eight years older, 10 pounds heavier and a half-inch shorter - just in time for HD television," quipped Gifford, 54. Once Gifford starts her

Today job on April 7, Ann Curry and Natalie Morales will go back to working the show's first three hours with Al Roker. Gifford of course was a staple of morning TV when she sat beside Regis Philbin for the syndicated Live with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1988 to 2000. She was also a regular fill-in host for ABC's Good Morning America during the early '80s. It was during one of those fill-in stints that she met future husband Frank Gifford. - Stephen Battaglio What's your take? Do you welcome Kathie Lee back to morning TV? Or did this just seal Today: Hour 4's fate on your viewing schedule? Related: " Dawn of a New Today for Kathie Lee Gifford?