Where is Stephanie Birkitt now? David Letterman’s lawyer wiki bio

Stephanie Anne Birkitt was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire USA, on 7 January 1975 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. Stephanie is an attorney and a TV personality, best known for the work she’s done for David Letterman, an American TV host, writer, and a comedian.

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Early life and education

Stephanie grew up in Plymouth, raised by her father who works as a dentist, and her mother who is an assistant principal.

She studied at a high school in Plymouth before enrolling at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1997, with a minor in communications. She continued her education at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in the summer of 2008 – she passed her bar examinations in both New York and Connecticut in February 2009, and also became a licensed attorney in California in 2011.

Career as a lawyer and other ventures

She launched her career on TV in 1996 at the age of 21 when she started her internship in the “48 Hours” CBS News TV series – she joined the CBS News’ page program after obtaining her bachelor’s degree.

She began working as an associate producer at the “48 Hours” TV series but stayed for only less than a year before she started working for David Letterman, mostly helping him run his Indy car racing team as well as his philanthropic activities. She began being featured in the “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2002 when she appeared as David’s assistant – her performance in the show helped her appear in the Pop Candy’s 100 people of the Year list compiled by the “USA Today” magazine reaching #21. She went on to report from various sporting events such as Winter Olympics in both 2002 and 2006 and by 2008, Stephanie appeared in more than 250 episodes of the show – her last appearance was in September 2008.

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Stephanie is also known for co-hosting “The Tony Mendez Show”.

Love life and marriage

Stephanie began working as a lawyer in Connecticut in 2009. On 1 October 2009, David Letterman addressed the public stating an anonymous blackmailer was threatening to reveal that David was having sexual affairs with several women working for him – the blackmailer was later identified as Joe Halderman, the CBS TV producer who was also the ex-boyfriend of Stephanie. Due to these connections, it was believed that Stephanie was having a sexual affair with David as well – she was dating and living with Joe until August 2009 when she moved out of his house in Norwalk in Connecticut.

For trying to blackmail David, Joe was sentenced to six months in prison but was released after four months on 2 September 2010. There have been no public revelations of Stephanie seeing anyone since then.

Hobbies and other interests

Stephanie was physically very active while at high school, and played tennis, soccer and volleyball – she continued participating at sports at the university but eventually stopped due to a shortage of time. She has been a big fan of the film industry throughout the years, and goes to the cinema at least twice every month – her favorite actor and actress are Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, while her favorite movies are “Catch Me If You Can” and “Shutter Island”.

She is a philanthropist too, which is one of the main reasons she started working for Dave Letterman – she helped him handle his charity foundation, and has herself been part of several charity organizations, and has volunteered numerous times in the past. She is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while her favorite animals are horses.

Appearance and net worth

Stephanie is 44 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs). Her net worth is over $5 million, while David’s net worth is over $400 million.

Who is David Letterman?

David Michael Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana USA on 12 April 1947 – his birth sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. David is a writer, TV host, producer, and a comedian best known for hosting the “Late Night with David Letterman” show which airs on NBC.

David grew up alongside his two sisters in Indianapolis, raised by a florist Harry Joseph, and a church secretary for the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis Dorothy Marie – Harry suffered a heart attack at the age of 36, while his second heart attack in 1973 killed him; he was 57.

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David studied at Broad Ripple High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Ball State University in Muncie in Indiana – he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in radio and television in 1969. He applied to go to Vietnam but ‘won’ draft lottery which allowed him to stay home and focus on his career on TV.

He started off at the WBST radio station while at university in Indiana, and after graduation moved across town and began working for WNTS radio talk show, serving as an anchor as well as a weatherman. In 1975 David moved to Los Angeles in California and began doing stand-up comedy at The Comedy Store – after being noticed by Jimmie Walker, he was hired to work as a writer for “The Starland Vocal Band Show”, which aired on CBS.

He began being featured in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1978 and later stated how Johnny has been the greatest influence on his career. He began hosting his own morning comedy “The David Letterman Show” on 23 June 1980, and although it won two Emmy Awards, it ended on 24 October 1980. The NBC’s “Late Night with David Letterman” aired for the first time on 1 February 1982, with famous actor Bill Murray as its first guest.

He moved to CBS in 1992, and started hosting the “Late Show with David Letterman” on 30 August 1993 – the show was a major success, competing with NBC’s “The Tonight Show”.

David has won many awards throughout the years, but is also the owner aor co-owner of several businesses. He has had several health problems,and was once threatened by Al-Qaeda after he made a joke on TV about the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, an Al-Qaeda leader who was killed in Pakistan in June 2011. David married Michelle Cook, his college sweetheart, in 1968, but divorced her in 1977. He married his second wife Regina Lasko on 19 March 2009 six years after she gave birth to their son. They are currently living together in North Salem, New York on an 108-acre estate.

Author

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