Who is Regina Lasko?

Regina Lasko was born under the sign of Scorpio on 20 November 1960 in USA. She is a 58-year-old production manager, but best known as the wife of famous television presenter David Letterman.

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How rich is she, as of now?

Regina Lasko’s net worth is over $5 million, earned largely from her involvement in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, she probably shares the wealth of her famous husband David Letterman, which is estimated at over $400 million. They also share their 108-acre hectare ranch located in North Salem, New York State, and valued at $10 million.

Professional Career as a Production Manager

Regina’s career started in 1987, when she began working as a production manager for her husband-to-be’s talk show “Late Night With David Letterman”, on 20 episodes over the next two years. The show aired on the NBC network from 1982 to 1993, when it moved to the CBS network – in 2013, the TV Guide magazine ranked it No. 41 on the 60 Best Series of All Time. Thereafter, Regina assisted the productions of “Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special” (1988) and “Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special” (1989).

In 1989, she was the production manager of an episode of the NBC television show “Saturday Night Live”, and then two years later, Regina worked on two episodes of the NBC soap opera “Another World”. Additionally, she has also guest-starred in her husband’s show, and was a part of archival footage for such TV shows as “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra”, both in 2015.

Popularity through Her Marriage to David Letterman

Regina Lasko and David Letterman met each other in early 1986, and they started dating, even though he was already romantically involved in a relationship with author Merrill Markoe – they soon broke up.

In November of 2003, Regina gave birth to their son who they named Harry Joseph. Many believed that they would never marry, but David announced their wedding on his show, and the couple finally tied the knot after dating for 23 years at a civil ceremony held on 19 March 2009 in Choteau, Montana. Pete Howard, better known by his nickname ‘Justice of the Peace’, married them.

Public Apology

After only six months of married life, David and Regina faced serious issues, since he was blackmailed by Stephanie Birkitt, who worked on the show as his assistant.

She demanded $2 million ransom from him in return for not revealing all his love affairs publicly. Moreover, Holly Hester, who worked in the production staff of the show, also claimed to have had an affair with David. In October of 2009, he decided to apologize publicly to his wife Regina instead of paying the ransom, asking if she could give him a second chance – Regina decided to forgive him.

David and Regina’s Son Nearly Kidnapped

In 2005, their son Henry was almost kidnapped when he was only 16 months old.

David Letterman and Regina Lasko

Fortunately, the plan was uncovered when a man called the police, and gave them information he heard from potential  kidnapper Kelly Allen Frank, employed as a house painter at the family’s ranch. He had a plan to demand a ransom of $5 million; The police arrested him.

Regina’s Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Light brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Height – 5ft 10ins (1.78m)

Who is her husband? David Letterman Short Wiki/Bio

David Michael Letterman was born on 12 April 1947 under the sign of Aries, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, where he was raised by his mother Dorothy Marie Letterman Mengering, a church secretary for the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, and father Harry Joseph Letterman, a florist. Upon matriculation from Broad Ripple High School, David enrolled into Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, where he was a part of Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated in 1969.

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Career Beginnings

While in college, David started his career as a newscaster at college radio station WBST, and later founded another station which is now known as WWHI. Following graduation, he worked as a weatherman and anchor at WNTS (AM) and WLWI (now WTHR), after which he got a chance to cover the Indianapolis 500 for the ABC Sports network. In 1975 David moved to Los Angeles, California to become a comedy writer, and where he spent some time performing at The Comedy Store.

He was spotted by Jimmie Walker, and began writing jokes for his stand-up routine. In 1977, David became the writer for the CBS six-week summer “The Starland Vocal Band Show”, and the following year for the NBC ‘s “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”.

Rise to Fame

In June of 1980, David created his own “The David Letterman Show”, which aired on the NBC and won two Emmy Awards, after which he launched another talk show, “Late Night With David Letterman”, which premiered on 1 February 1982 on NBC – his first guest was Bill Murray.

In 1993, he moved to the CBS network, and there hosted “The Late Show With David Letterman”. In 2013, David became the longest-serving late night talk show host in the history of US television for hosting both “Late Night” and “Late Show”. During the same year, the TV Guide magazine ranked both at No. 41 on the list of 60 Best Series of All Time. At the final episode of the show in May of 2015, David had hosted 6,080 episodes of talk shows over 33 years.

Recent Years

Most recently, he came back to host the web television talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” on Netflix. The show is currently in its second season.

Career as a Producer

David Letterman is also a film and television producer. He owns the Worldwide Pants Incorporated production company, which produced his talk shows and “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson”. The company also produced the CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996-2005).

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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