Regis Philbin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys this year in June at the Kodak Theater. Regis has been in the business for forty years, and he's still going strong at 76. He got his start 40 years ago as host of A.M. Los Angeles, on which he appeared for seven years.
In 1983, he created The Morning Show for WABC New York, which quickly rose to No. 1 in the market. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him in 1985, and the program went into national syndication in September 1988 with the new title Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
When Gifford left the program in 2000, Kelly Ripa came on as co-host in 2001, smoothly transitioning the show into its next era. Congrats, Reeg!