There is not a late-night host who is as brilliant and legendary as David Letterman. The talk show host has enjoyed a brilliant career and while his professional life leaves little to be desired, his personal life less so. From cheating scandals to being threatened over infidelity, Letterman has had a difficult personal life. But for all his difficulties, Letterman has always had the voice of Lasko to help him get over his personal humps. And considering how Lasko has put up with everything Letterman has thrown at her, she is a woman to be admired. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Regina Lasko.
Bits and pieces:
Regina Lasko was born on the 20th of November 1960, in the United States. Not much is known about Lasko’s early life and details about her family have never been revealed to the media. While Lasko was interested in films from a very young age, she wanted to work on the creative side of filmmaking as compared to the glamorous side. Lasko started working as a producer and has enjoyed a few credits for her work.
She made her debut as a unit manager on the 1988 episode of, Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special. She continued her role as the Unit manager the next year and was seen again on Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special. From 1987 to 1989, Lasko worked on Late Night with David Letterman and worked as a unit manager in 21 episodes. Lasko was also left in charge of one of the SNL episodes in 1989. Her final credit came in Another World which was released in 1991. Most of what Lasko has done over the years has been closely linked to her marriage to Letterman.
Marriage to Letterman and scandals:
It is not known how and where Lasko and Letterman met. However, the pair stayed together for 20 years before tying the knot on March 19, 2009. Letterman openly joked about how long it took for him to tie the knot and went on record saying,
“I had avoided getting married pretty good [sic] for, like, 23 years, and … honestly, whether this happened or not, I secretly felt that men who were married admired me, like I was the last of the real gunslingers — you know what I’m saying?”
But the joy of marriage lasted only for six months as Letterman was accused of infidelity towards Lasko. He admitted on the show that he had cheated on Lasko and was being blackmailed by Joe Halderman, a TV producer. Letterman revealed that he had slept with many of the female staff on his show and Halderman wanted him to fork up over 2 million dollars. Even though he had all the money in the world to cover it up, Letterman took the high road and admitted the affair. Lasko was beyond hurt by the affair and Letterman admitted to the same on his show.
“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’s 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,”
But despite the affair and scandal, Lasko never left Letterman’s side and the pair have remained married for over 13 years.
While the pair have not given birth to any children following their marriage, their first and only child Harry Joseph Letterman was born on the 3rd of November, 2003.
Regina Lasko Net Worth:
Although Regina Lasko now shares a spousal relationship with David Lettermen it was quite different back in the late ’80s. Lasko worked as Unit Manager on Late Night with David Letterman. Other than a few pieces of information here and there not much has been revealed about Lasko’s career. After the birth of her son Harry in 2003, she focused on raising the family. While she might have earned a significant net worth throughout her career the record has never been shared with the public. While her husband David Letterman has a net worth of $400 Million.
A quick bio of David Letterman:
David Letterman is an American television personality, comedian, writer, and producer. He was born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Letterman attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he majored in telecommunications and worked at the campus radio station.
After graduation, Letterman worked as a TV weatherman and announcer in various markets, including Indianapolis and Los Angeles. In the late 1970s, he began appearing on a number of variety shows and talk shows, including The Gong Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
In 1982, Letterman began hosting his own late-night talk show, Late Night with David Letterman, on NBC. The show was known for its irreverent humor, innovative comedy segments, and memorable celebrity interviews. Letterman was also known for his offbeat and quirky personality, which helped him develop a loyal fan base.
After more than a decade on Late Night, Letterman left NBC in 1993 to host a new late-night talk show on CBS, called Late Show with David Letterman. The show ran for more than 20 years and was known for its edgy humor and biting wit.
Throughout his career, Letterman has won numerous awards for his work, including 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors. He retired from hosting in 2015, and now resides in New York with his family.