David Letterman
David Letterman
Celebrated Name: David Letterman
Real Name/Full Name: David Michael Letterman
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 12 April 1947
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Regina Lasko (m. 2009), Michelle Cook (m. 1968–1978)
Children: Yes (Harry Joseph Letterman)
Profession: American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and automobile racing team owner
Net Worth in 2024: $450 million
Last Updated: July 2024

David Letterman is a TV host, comedian, producer, and writer from the United States. During his days at college, he worked at a radio station that was on the campus. David Letterman began his professional career with weather broadcasting.

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Early Life

David Michael Letterman was born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, United States. His father, Harry Joe Letterman, was a florist, but he died in 1973, and his mother Dorothy Mengering was a church secretary, and she appeared on David Letterman’s show several times, but she died in 2017. After his father’s death, his mother married Hans Mengering in 1983. David Letterman has two sisters, Janice Letterman and Gretchen Letterman.

David Letterman was grown and raised in his hometown. He finished his schooling from the Broad Ripple High School, and then he wanted to study at Indiana University, but he went to Ball State University due to his low grades and graduated in 1969.

Personal life

For his marriage and relationships life, David Letterman was first married to Michelle Cook from 1968 – 1978. He dated the lawyer Stephanie Birkitt, actress-singer and dancer Teri Garr, comedian actress producer-director and writer Bonnie Hunt. He also had a relationship with the author, stand-up comedian and writer Merrill Markoe.
David Letterman has been married to Regina Lasko since 2009. They began their relationship in 1986, and they have one son, his name is Harry Joseph Letterman, and he was born on November 3, 2003.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 April 1947, David Letterman is 77 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.87 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


David Letterman worked first as an announcer for his college’s radio station “WBST,” and he was fired from there due to his irreverence behavior towards classical music. After that, he was a part of another radio station for the college that was named “WAGO-AM 570”.

David Letterman began his professional career by hosting a radio talk show on “WNTS” as their anchor and their weather broadcaster. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, he first performed at The Comedy Store, and then he was hired to write a show on CBS named “The Starland Vocal Band Show.”

David Letterman experienced huge success with the morning show “The David Letterman Show” in 1980, followed by “Late Night with David Letterman,” which started in 1982, and both were on NBS. In 1993, David Letterman went on CBS with his own show “Late Show with David Letterman.” He retired from the show in 2014, and his final episode was aired in 2015, and it had more than 13 million viewers.

Awards & Achievements

The comedian and TV host David Letterman has many award winnings and nominations. For the “The David Letterman Show,” he won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Writers, and the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding host/hostess in a variety series.

David Letterman award winnings for “Late Night with David Letterman” including 4 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special and others. He won for “Late Show with David Letterman” the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series, American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host and others.

Net Worth & Salary of David Letterman in 2024

David Letterman Net Worth
David Letterman Net Worth

The estimated net worth of the TV host, comedian, producer, and writer David Letterman is $450 million as of July 2024. He made his hundreds of millions of fortune from the great shows he worked on. David Letterman earned from CBS around $20 million annually, he earned more than $31 million from “Late Show with David Letterman,” and his salary for “Late Night with David Letterman” was $7 million.

David Letterman is one of the most loved to watch TV hosts and comedians. He didn’t really know what he was going to do after college, and now his shows were viewed by millions of people around the United States. David Letterman is married to Regina Lasko, and they are happily living together.



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