Regis Philbin to Retire by End of Summer 5.49K Richard Lawson 01/18/11 10:48AM Filed to: exits exits Regis Philbin Anderson Cooper Live With Regis And Kelly Television Video Tweetg Tweetd Fb Regis Philbin, venerable 79-year-old host of Live! and other gigs, announced today that he'll be retiring either at the end of the summer or sometime in the fall. Live! cohost Kelly Ripa will eventually be joined by a new partner. This image was lost some time after publication.