Meet Regina Lasko, the wife of veteran TV host, David Letterman who both dated for 23 years before marriage!

Meet Regina Lasko, the wife of veteran TV host, David Letterman who both dated for 23 years before marriage! 2

Before Regina Lasko got married to her husband David Letterman, she has been working as a production manager on his show and a handful of tv shows.

However, Regina Lasko’s fame became more noticeable when the duo started dating – a romantic adventure that lasted for 23 years before eventually got married about a decade ago.

Regina Lasko

David Letterman’s wife Regina Lasko is one of the grand patrons of people who have successfully kept almost everything about themselves away from the attention of the media.

However, a scandal (which will be discussed later on) that rocked her partner’s career threw her further into the limelight of the ever-inquisitive American media in 2009.

This article will take a look at Regina Lasko’s background, education, career, marriage among others.

Background and Education 

Regina Lasko to date has successfully kept details about her family, parents, siblings, close relations, or acquaintances away from the knowledge of the media such that only her birthday, 20th November 1960, not her birthplace is known. This is a reflection of the long of person David Letterman’s wife is.

One could even argue that if she didn’t date or get married to David Letterman, no one would have known her name not to talk of her age or background – which is still elusive at the moment.

It’s not also on record whether Regina Lasko attended any high school or University but it appears she did because one can contend that it is rather difficult to work as a production manager without any formal education which will be a foundation for any professional training in that post.

Maybe some of these details would be unearthed when she grants an interview.


David Letterman’s wife Regina Lasko is one of the most successful production managers in the United States. It can be said that her wealth of experience in the industry is second to none.

Regina Lasko started worked as a production manager in a popular television series known as Another World in 1991 which featured actresses like Victoria Wyndham Linda Dano, Ana Stuart, and actors like Stephen Schnetzer, Douglas Watson among others.

She also worked as a production manager for Late Night with David Letterman. She also worked in the same capacity for Bruce Willis and Neil Young’s episode of Saturday Night Live in 1989.

Regina Lasko helped in the production of 21 episodes of Late Night with David Letterman between 1987 and 1989.

Marriage and David Letterman’s Sex Scandal. 

David Letterman was dating Merril Merkoe, a comic writer initially even though he was also seeing Regina Lasko at the time. When his relationship with Merril Merkoe crashed, he started his love affair with Regina in 1986.

They both dated for more than two decades before they got married in 2009 at the courthouse in Choteau, Montana. David Letterman announced to the audience that they had already gotten married on his show.

No less than did months after they got married, like a tsunami, a sex scandal that involved David Letterman rocked their union. It was revealed that David had sexual affairs with some of his workers then particularly one Stephanie Birkitt.

Joe Halderman, a TV producer, who leaked the secret asked for a $2m bribe to keep the affair secret but David declined. Instead, he confessed that he had sex with women who worked for him and that he hurt his wife.

“When something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it.”

“And at that point, there are only two things that can happen: either you’re going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you’re going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you, folks, I got my work cut out for me,” he said, according to Daily Mail

He also apologized to his staff after his confession;

“Inadvertently, I just wasn’t thinking ahead. My thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in.”

In 2005, it was also revealed that there was an attempt to kidnap Harry Letterman Regina and David Letterman’s son but the plan was revealed to the police by a relative of Kelly Austin, who told him after planning the kidnap.

Net Worth

Regina Lasko’s net worth is estimated to be $90m while David Letterman’s net worth is totaled at $400m as of 2021.

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