Regis Philbin Announces Retirement from His Show

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on July 12, 2010. The two have been co-hosting their weekday morning talk show since 2001, a year after Philbin's previous co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, left the show.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on Jul. 12, 2010.
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Veteran broadcaster Regis Philbin is retiring from his weekday morning talk show.

The 79-year-old made the announcement on Tuesday at the start of "Live with Regis and Kelly," which he has co-hosted for more than a quarter century.

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Most recently, he has been sharing hosting duties with Kelly Ripa.

Philbin said he would be stepping down around the end of the summer, but did not specify a departure date.

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