Kathie Lee Gifford will be putting aside her morning glass of wine and will step away from the NBC's "Today" show in April.
In a memo to staff, Oppenheim called the 65-year-old Gifford "one of the most enduring and endearing talents in morning television. In short — she is a legend." He said she will focus on her film, music and book projects.
In the memo, Oppenheim said Gifford said she was leaving "with a grateful heart but I'm truly excited for this new creative season in my life."