Who is Regina Lasko? All About David Letterman’s Wife

Regina Lasko is the wife of David Letterman, the American iconic TV personality and retired talk show host. Regina married David in 2009 but they have been together for 38 years, as they started dating in February 1986. They have one child, a son named Harry Joseph Letterman.

Profile Summary

  • Name: Regina Lasko
  • Birthday: November 20, 1960
  • Place of Birth: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Husband: David Letterman
  • Occupation: Production manager
  • Height: 1.67 m
  • Weight: 127.868 lbs
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Eye Colour: Blue

Regina Lasko became a topic of national interest after her husband, David Letterman’s 2009 sex scandal, a mere six months after tying the knots. Despite rumors that Lasko was on her way to end it with the funnyman, the couple ironed out their differences and have since remained married, staying committed to their family and the relationship they’ve had since 1986. Although Lasko may have attracted fame as the wife of David Letterman, she has got a lot going on for her.

Regina Lasko Biography 

Lasko, who was born somewhere in the United States on November 20, 1960, is best described as a product manager and wife of a popular TV talk show host David Letterman.

She has worked on such shows as Another World (1964), Saturday Night Live (1975), and of course, Late Night with David Letterman. Regina Lasko has also appeared as herself on shows like Extra and Entertainment Tonight.

Her husband, David Letterman is famous for his self-titled talk shows Late Night with David Letterman (1982 to 1992) and The Late Show with David Letterman (1993 to 2015).

How old is Regina Lasko?

Regina Lasko celebrates her birthday on November 20, 1960. This means that Regina Lasko’s age is 63 years old.

What is Regina Lasko’s net worth?

David Letterman’s wife Regina Lasko is believed to have an estimated net worth of $90 million but some websites estimate this to be as low as $400,000.

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Regina Lasko Is David Letterman’s Second Wife

Regina Lasko
David and Regina: image source

Regina’s marriage to David Letterman is her first, but that is not the case with the funnyman; he has been married once before. His first marriage was to Michelle Cook, his college sweetheart.

They tied the knot in 1968, in Indiana. Cook reportedly encouraged him to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in entertainment, and all the while supporting him as he launched his comedy career.

Sadly, their marriage hit the rocks after being together for 10 years. Their divorce was finalized in 1978, 8 years before he met Regina Lasko.

Who Has Regina Lasko Dated In The Past?

From what is known, it is very unlikely that Lasko dated other people before meeting David Letterman. She was 25 at the time she met and started dating the legendary show host.

At the time, Letterman was in a romantic relationship with Merrill Markoe, the show’s head writer. He was still with Markoe when he met Lasko in 1986 but had to end things with her, hence ending their 10-year relationship.

Markoe later described their relationship as unorthodox and seemingly saw its end as necessary. In a 1994 interview with USA Today, she explained that although they had feelings for each other, goofiness described the nature of their relationship.

How Long Was She David Letterman’s Wife?

Regina Lasko worked on Letterman’s show for a long time; that’s not all, she was also his girlfriend for 23 years. Even after they had a son, Harry, in 2003, he still wasn’t ready to make their relationship ironclad. Eventually, Lasko became Letterman’s second wife on March 19, 2009. They had a very low-key wedding at a courthouse in Choteau, Montana.

Always the funnyman, Letterman joked about his marriage saying that it took them that long to get married because they wanted to make sure they had the prenup just right. Unfortunately for the newlywed, it didn’t take long before their marriage took its first hit. Not only did Letterman wait for 23 years to make Lasko his wife, but he also publicly confessed to having extramarital affairs.

The Ups and Downs Of Their Marriage

Six months after he married Lasko, he was embroiled in a sex scandal that sent the media into shock, holding the potential to end their marriage. A blackmailer, Joe Halderman, who is also a TV producer known for 48 Hours, threatened to go public with details of Letterman’s affairs with co-workers. According to him, Joe’s girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt was among the women Letterman was allegedly sleeping with.

As shocking as the claims were, it turned out to be true. Rather than pay the blackmailer off, David Letterman came public with his affair, apologizing to his wife and fans for his horrible behavior. He likened the experience “to having killed your family in a car crash,” and he subsequently worked hard to save his marriage.

Despite all the negativities and bad energy, David brought to their marriage, thankfully, Regina Lasko never spoke against him, at least not publicly. She let go of her husband’s past affairs to maintain peace in her home. Lasko stayed by his side through the storm — and now they seem happier than ever. Rather than tear them apart, the scandal has seemingly held them together.

How Many Kids Does Regina Lasko Have?

Regina Lasko
Regina and Harry: image source

Regina shares one child with her husband. Their son, Harry Joseph Letterman was born on the 3rd of November 2003, in North Salem, New York. Their then 5-year-old son was at their side as they tied the knot. When he was just two in 2005, a certain Kelly Allen Frank who worked at Letterman’s Montana ranch was the mastermind of a plot to abduct Harry.

His plan was, however, brought to light when he approached an unidentified man to share his thoughts on the kidnap of Harry for a $5 million ransom. Luckily for Regina Lasko and her family, the plans didn’t come to fruition, and they get to enjoy being parents to their son as long as they can. The family of three live in a 108-acre estate in North Salem, New York.

Regina Lasko Was a Member of David Letterman’s Staff

As the story goes, Regina met the legendary talk show host, David Letterman in February 1986, while working behind the camera on his iconic show. However, during a 2015 interview with Rolling Stones, Letterman bragged about his wife’s career, lauding her as very smart.

He also noted that she worked in broadcasting, and thus, she knows everything he does in the studio. Apart from her career, the funnyman also praises his wife for being a supportive partner and excellent company behind the scene. According to the proud husband, Lasko readily played along with the nonsense and bizarre stuff that the family has done.

What Is David Letterman’s Wife Doing Now?

Regina Lasko has always been a very supportive wife, always standing by her husband even though they haven’t exactly had it easy in their relationship. The couple has been together for more than three decades and has stayed married for more than one, but are still going strong together.

After 33 years of hosting his show, Letterman retired in 2015. While he stayed away from the TV, the iconic show host was grateful that it lets him spend more time and build a close bond with his family, especially his son.

Nevertheless, he resumed his hosting duties in 2018 with Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, where he gets to interview one high-profile guest per hour-long episode. On the other hand, Regina Lasko, who once worked for her husband behind the camera, has settled more into supporting him and taking care of her family.

Profile Summary
First Name:Regina
Last Name:Lasko
Also Known As:
Product Manager
Famous For:She's David Letterman's wife
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
63 years old (November 20, 1960)
Zodiac Sign:Scorpio
Birth Place:
United States of America (USA)
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
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Hair Color:
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Marital Status:
David Letterman (m. 2009)
Family and Relatives
Mother: Mary
Harry Joseph Letterman -Son
Other Relatives:
Joe Letterman Regina - Father-in-Law
Dorothy Mengering - Mother-in-law
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
Under Review
Source of Wealth:
Films and TV production
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa has extensive professional writing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition


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