Regina Lasko Biography

Regina Lasko, the wife of renowned American TV host David Letterman, has been a significant figure in the life of the talk show icon. Despite facing challenges in their marriage, their bond remained strong. Regina, who previously worked as a unit manager and production assistant for various TV shows, has played a vital role in supporting her husband’s career. Let’s delve deeper into the intriguing story of Regina Lasko and her relationship with David Letterman.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 63 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: David Letterman (m. 2009), children: Harry Joseph Letterman
  • Family Members: American Women

Relationship & Married Life

David was already in a relationship with American author Merrill Markoe when he started dating Regina in February 1986. However, he later broke up with Merrill to continue his affair with Regina. The two then continued dating each other for around 23 years, and everyone thought that they would never marry.

Meanwhile, Regina and David became parents on November 3, 2003, when their son, Harry Joseph Letterman, was born in North Salem, New York. Nevertheless, they finally got married on March 19, 2009, in a secret courthouse civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana. Their marriage was officiated by Pete Howard, known as ”Justice of the Peace.”

David announced the wedding on his show and also explained why they took so long to get married. He also revealed his secret belief that many married men admired him while he dated Regina.

Unfortunately, their marriage faced issues in its first year itself, after David was accused of having extramarital relationships with several female employees of his show. In September 2009, David and Regina found a package with a note left in their car. It was later revealed that one of David’s assistants on the show, Stephanie Birkitt, had blackmailed him. She had threatened to reveal all his affairs to the public and had asked for a ransom of $2 million. A production staff named Holly Hester, too, claimed to have had a relationship with him. Moreover, Regina had to tolerate a schizophrenic woman named Margaret Mary Ray, who would continuously stalk David.

David apologized to Regina on October 5, 2009, through a segment of his show, and admitted that his behavior had hurt Regina to the core. He also said that he was ready to go to any extent to fix the damage caused to their marriage. Despite all the negative news about her husband, Regina had never spoken against David. She apparently let go of her husband’s past affairs to maintain peace in her married life.

Family & Personal Life

Regina was born on November 20, 1960, in the US. Not much is known about her parents or her early life. She gained prominence in the media only after her husband’s scandals were revealed.


Regina’s son escaped an unsuccessful kidnapping attempt when he was just a few months old. The investigation on the matter revealed that it was their former domestic staff Kelly Frank who had planned it to demand a ransom of $5 million.

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