All hail Kathie Lee Gifford! After the NBC co-host shared her morning routine with the world, we can officially say that she’s one strong boss lady. She’s so strong, in fact, that she doesn’t use an alarm clock to wake up. Considering most people sleep with their iPhone tucked below a pillow to wake them up, Gifford is truly an outlier.
Speaking on Today, the 64-year-old revealed that her days begin at 2 a.m.. She added, “I don’t even have an alarm. I’ve been doing it for… since the 1800s before there were alarm clocks!” Co-host Sheinelle Jones was completely dumbfounded — just like us — and pressed Kathie, asking if she’s ever worried about oversleeping.
“No, never,” Gifford responded. Wow, that’s impressive! To be fair, the co-host admitted that she’s one to just sit around. “Then, I lay there and pray for sinners like you, Sheinelle,” she joked. “I pray. I strategize. I think. I linger.” It’s banter like this that makes her such a pleasure to watch.
Around 4 a.m. each morning, Gifford takes her dogs out for a walk and then she’s off to live her best life. We imagine rising that early every day would take a toll on the average person, but, nope! Not Gifford — after co-hosting Live with Regis and Kathie Lee for 12 years and the Today show with Hoda Kotb for more than 10 years, she clearly excels at her routine and at making it look almost easy.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.