If you knew The Late Show starring David Letterman in the early 2000s, then you must have met Stephanie Birkitt. She is the young woman often introduced in comedy sketches as David Letterman’s assistant, Vicky, before being revealed to be his mistress in real life, thanks to the blackmail of her ex-boyfriend. Apart from her television career, she is also a lawyer. Find out everything there is to know about her.
The biography of Stephanie Birkitt
David Letterman’s former assistant was born Stephanie Anne Birkitt on January 7, 1975 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She is the daughter of a dentist and a senior assistant mother. After high school, Stephanie Birkitt went to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in communications in 1997.
Her media career began after her college years at CBS News intern in 1996. She also worked for 48 Hours and The Last Show the same year. After graduating, Stephanie Birkitt joined the News network as a member of the CBS page program and also worked at 48 Hours as an associate producer on segments for correspondent Erin Moriarty. However, it didn’t take long for her to discover that she wasn’t cut out for the news.
After her discovery, she decided to apply as an office worker for David Letterman having appeared on the Late Show during her spring internship in 1996. On December 26, 2000, four years after her first appearance, she joined the show again at Letterman’s invitation. From January 2011, she became a regular star on the show, and the following year began to take on roles outside of her job as Letterman’s assistant.
In 2002, USA Today named her one of its Pop Candy 100 People of the Year! listing. When she’s not performing a role or bringing a character to life, Stephanie Birkitt does live reporting. She reported on venues for the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. Birkitt also co-hosted The Tony Mendez Show, a spin-off program with Tony Mendez (aka leCue Card Boy) which was hosted on the website Late Show. She made her last appearance on The Late Show in the fall of 2008. She made over 250 appearances on the program between her first and last appearance.
As she pursued her career in the media, Stephanie dreamed of becoming a lawyer. She studied law, and by the time of her final appearance on The Late Show in June 2008, she had graduated and earned a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. A year later, she passed the New York and Connecticut state bar exams and has been a licensed attorney since 2011. She has also had a Connecticut law degree since 2009.
Other Facts About David Letterman’s Former Assistant – Stephanie Birkitt
Her relationship with the Late Night Show host
Stephanie Birkitt, during the show delighted audiences as a gawky office assistant who had the ability to decipher the titan of comedy, making Letterman look quirky and aloof looking relaxed and fun. However, it seemed the boss wanted more than an assistant, more than a mistress. A rapport was established between the duo which eventually turned to romance.
Everything, however, crystallized into form when the extortion attempt arose. That’s when their on-screen chemistry and dynamic became clearer. Then we realized the duo weren’t just playing make-believe, they were madly, inappropriately, in love with each other.
It became clearer, the magic on the screen – the arm strokes, the names of animals are not for nothing. Speaking of pet names, Letterman had a whole host of them for his assistant, including Smitty, Monty, Kitty, Gunther, and Dutch.
Stephanie Birkitt is Joe Halderman’s ex-girlfriend
Robert Joe Halderman was the producer of the CBS crime series 48 Hours and Birkitt’s ex-boyfriend. While living with her boss, Stephanie dated Joe who was worried about the relationship between them.
As he wondered what was going on between when he was often at home, when he felt lonely as they spent quality time together, he found Birkitt’s diary where she documented his exploits sex with Letterman. The diary and email she shared with her boss became the basis for the extortion he allegedly placed on the talk show host.
Where is she now?
Dave admitted to having sex with some of his female employees on a 2009 episode of his show, when he was married to his second wife, Regina Lasko.
After the extortion attempt, Joe was sentenced to six months in prison for attempted extortion, while Stephanie Birkitt was placed on paid leave from The Late Show on October 7, 2009. She, however, remained silent about what had happened. spent during his days at The Late Show.. Birkitt is now a California attorney.
Dave, despite the glaring evidence of his misconduct and also of the women coming to testify against him, he was given a pass and was restrained. Also, his shows continued to garner great views.