Kathie Lee & Hoda Win Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

By A.J. Katz Comment

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy awards took place on Sunday in Pasadena, and TV news received some love from the Academy.

NBC’s Today won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program for The Band’s Visit. Kathie Lee and Hoda won Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host(s).

Here’s Kathie Lee Gifford:


NBC News president Noah Oppenheim sent the following note out to staff:

Dear Colleagues,

Congratulations to everyone on TODAY’s two Daytime Emmy wins this weekend.

Kathie Lee and Hoda won the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Hosts. Kathie Lee, who accepted the award, was also honored with a special tribute for her legendary television career. Additionally, TODAY won Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program for “The Band’s Visit.” This marks the third year in a row TODAY has won in this category.

NBC News was well represented with a group of producers cheering us on at the ceremonies in Pasadena this weekend. These awards showcase the broad range of outstanding work this team does.

Kudos to all!


CBS Sunday Morning won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding morning program. Univision’s Despierta America won Outstanding morning program in Spanish. The syndicated DailyMailTV won Outstanding entertainment news program. Alejandra Oraa, host, Destinos on CNN en Español won Outstanding daytime talent in a Spanish language program.

Other big winners at this year’s 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest of Live With Kelly and Ryan in the Outstanding entertainment talk show hosts category. CBS’ The Yound and the Restless won Outstanding drama series. Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John, who died of cancer at the age of 52, was honored during the ceremony by his longtime co-star Shemar Moore.


There was also a standing ovation for Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who Outstanding game show host. The iconic daytime host was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but has said he plans on returning for yet another season of Jeopardy in the fall.