July 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM ET
With Kathie Lee and Hoda on temporary Olympic hiatus, what better time to get to know the driving force behind the show? No, not Chianti: the wonderful staff of the Fourth Hour.
We'll be taking a look at 10 fun things you may not know about the KLG&H team. Today, we're getting to know the one and only Kathie Lee. Check back throughout the Olympics to get more fascinating behind the scenes info.
1. Her favorite food
Maryland Blue Crab, which she's said on the show is the only meal she really likes to pair with beer.
2. Why you should split a plate of fries with her
KLG loves the soft, "gooey" French fries, while most people (like Hoda and Frank) prefer the crispy ones.
3. What her favorite dogs have in common
Any dog she’s had for the last 25 years has been white: bichons, rescue dogs, goldendoodles, and maltipoos.
4. She's got stamina
She’s been writing her musical that’s coming to Broadway this fall, "Scandalous," for 13 years.
5. She and Frank have lots in common
Even the same birthday — August 16th.
6. She comes from a family of public speakers
Her brother, David Epstein is a minister here in NYC at Calvary Baptist Church.
7. How she keeps up with her favorite Kardashian
She and Kris Jenner have been friends for 30 years, after first meeting at a Bible study in Los Angeles.
8. How she's like "The Mentalist"
The first thing she notices about someone is their hands.
9. What you should leave off her salad
While she loves most foods, she can do without raw peppers, onions and scallions.
10. Her favorite guest of all time?
Her interview with screen legend Audrey Hepburn.
Check back throughout the Olympics to get more fascinating behind the scenes info on Hoda, KLG, Jerry, and more.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who likes a waffle fry.
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