Who is Regina, Lasko, David Letterman’s Wife?

David Letterman is a rather respected name in the television industry; with a career spanning over 40 years, David has won numerous prestigious awards, including five Primetime Emmys. With his popularity, people dear to him also enjoy some fame, including his second wife, Regina Lasko. The two have been married since 2009, and have one child together.

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Hey Dave! David Letterman and his wife, Regina Lasko, in the audience before the concert(Photo: Chris Lee)

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Regina Lasko Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Regina Lasko was born on the 20th November 1960 in the USA; unfortunately, she hasn’t revealed much about her childhood years, which includes the names of her parents and their professions, if she is a single child or has siblings, nor has she disclosed anything about her educational background.

Relationship with David Letterman, Marriage, Children

Regina and David officially started dating in 1986; at the time, David was already in a romantic relationship with Merrill Markoe, an American author, however, they broke-up and he continued dating Regina.

The two have been together since then, but held a wedding ceremony only on the 19th March 2009, officiated by Pete Howard. Before they married, the couple welcomed their only child, son Harry Joseph Letterman, who was born on the 3rd November 2003. Just a few months after his birth, their son was a part of an unsuccessful kidnapping, as their house worker, Kelly Frank planned the kidnapping and demanded a ransom of $5 million.

Their marriage hit the first bump the same year they married; David was blackmailed by one of his staff members, claiming that he had affairs with her and several other staff members. Stephanie Birkitt was the woman who blackmailed him, and sought $2 million in order to stay quiet. Instead, David came forward, confessing all of his past affairs to his wife. Regina forgave him, and they’ve apparently maintained an harmonious relationship and enjoy their life together.

Regina Lasko Career and Net Worth

Regina only reached stardom as the wife of David Letterman, and hasn’t had much of a career; instead, she has been focused on supporting her husband and subsequently raising their child. However, she has worked as a unit manager on several shows, including “Late Night with David Letterman” from 1987 to 1989, and “Another World”, which also contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Regina Lasko is, as of mid- 2019?

Regina Lasko and David Letterman

According to authoritative sources, Lasko doesn’t have personal net worth, but shares $400 million which she shares with her husband, David – he still reputedly commands $50 million a year!

Regina Lasko’s Husband, David Letterman

Now that we have shared all there is to know about Regina, let’s share some information about her successful husband, David Letterman. Born David Michael Letterman on the 12th April 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, he is the son of Harry Joseph Letterman and his wife, Dorothy Marie Letterman/Mengering; he is the middle child and has two sisters.

He went to Broad Ripple High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He started his career as an announcer and newscaster at the college station WBST, but was fired as he felt that classical music didn’t deserve to be played on the radio. Nevertheless, he continued his career on the campus, by starting the station WAGO-AM 570, which is now known as WWHI.

Rise to Prominence

He struggled to make an impact for quite some time, but his career started developing come the late ‘70s.

He was then working as a comedy writer, and started his own morning comedy show on NBC – “The David Letterman Show” – in 1980, which became a critical success, and on the 1st February 1982, he made his debut as the host of “Late Night with David Letterman”. From 1982 to 2015, when the last episode aired, he hosted exactly 6,080 episodes, becoming the longest-serving late-night talk show host in US television history. Now, David can be seen on Netflix as the host of the “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” (2018-2019).

David Letterman Personal Life and Net Worth

Back on 2nd July 1968, David and his college sweetheart Michelle Cook, married in Muncie, Indiana, and the two were married until October 1977. After the divorce, he started a romantic relationship with Merrill Markoe, writer and producer of “Late Night”, but met Regina, with whom he started dating, while still living together with Markoe.

Since launching his career, David has become one of the most praised television hosts in history, and has influenced a number of other hosts, including Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver among others.

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