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Kathie Lee: ‘Once in a while, Hoda I feel like we’re the only two white, straight women left in the world’

HKKLG_3.26.JPGThe Today show’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford hosted the 15th Annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit last night in New York City.

The event brings out the biggest names in TV news from across the networks. Before breaking into song, Gifford told the crowd of gay journalists, “This whole don’t ask don’t tell thing. I mean if you guys want to serve in the millinery, that’s fine with me. Go, sew, sew, make your hats. That’s fine. I’m all for it.” (Video after the jump)

We chatted with the Fox Newsies, Jamie Colby, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Megyn Kelly. Kelly whipped out her iPhone to show us a picture of baby Edward who turned six months old yesterday.

NBC’s Weekend Today co-anchors Jenna Wolfe and Amy Robach were there. Robach — a newlywed — introduced her husband, the actor Andrew Shue to the crowd.

We chatted up CNN’s State Department correspondent Jill Dougherty and features reporter Jeanne Moos.

CBS News correspondent Manuel Gallegus — normally reporting from Los Angeles is calling New York home these days. A crowd gathered around HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell who told us a gentlemen she’d just met may show up as a guest on “Issues” in the coming days.

New mom CNBC’s Trish Regan, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer and CBS’s Erin Moriarity were also in attendance.

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Fox News Channel anchors Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jamie Colby, and Megyn Kelly at last night’s NLGJA benefit.

More pictures, and Hoda and Kathie Lee video, after the jump…

(Photos: Darren Gantt)


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NBC’s Amy Robach and husband Andrew Shue.

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CNBC’s Trish Regan.

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CNN’s Jill Dougherty and Peter Morris.

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CBS’s Erin Moriarity.

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NBC’s Jenna Wolfe.

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CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla and wife Judy Chung.

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NLGJA president David Steinberg presents a scholarship to high school senior Mary Susman. Susman plans to study journalism and sociology in the fall at the University of Minnesota. This was one of two $5,000 scholarships handed out.

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