Judith Regan Bio
Judith Regan is a 66 years old American editor, producer, book publisher, and television and radio talk show host. She is the head of Regan Arts.
|Birth Date||August 17, 1953|
|Age||66 years old|
|Profession||editor, producer, book publisher|
|Children||Lara Regan Kleinschmidt, Patrick Buckley|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Earlier Life and Education
Judith was born on August 17, 1953, in Massachusetts, and she Regan grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Bay Shore, New York. She graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1971.
She graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in English and art history. She went on to study art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1977, she was recruited by The National Enquirer while working as a secretary at the Harvard Institute of Politics.
Judith Regan Career
Regan wrote for and edited several publications, including National Enquirer. She produced several television shows, including Geraldo.
She signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to write two books, including a history of the American family. She set up the imprint Regan Books with HarperCollins, where she signed new novelist Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
In 2006, Fox announced that Regan had interviewed O.J. Simpson, during which Simpson “confessed” to the 1994 murders of which he had been acquitted. The so-called confession was to air on the Fox network, and Regan was to publish Simpson’s written confession as a book entitled If I Did It.
After harsh criticism, News Corporation cancelled both the book and the interview with Simpson that was to air on the Fox Network.
The book went on to be published and became a #1 bestseller. News Corp. fired Regan and Regan sued and won a reported $10 million.
From 1994 to 2004, Regan hosted several talk shows, including her own Judith Regan Tonight, a weekend talk show on the Fox News Channel. She hosts a general interest talk radio show on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. After losing a bidding war to buy Phaidon Press, in 2013 she became the head of Regan Arts.
Judith Regan Husband, Children
Regan grew up in a large extended Sicilian and Irish family on a farm outside Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Her parents Rita and Leo were both schoolteachers. She is the middle child of two brothers and two sisters.
With psychologist David Buckley, whom she never married, she had son Patrick in 1980 or 1982. In 1987 she married New York City financial planner Robert Kleinschmidt. Their daughter Lara was born in 1991. The couple separated soon after and were divorced in 2000.
In 2001, she had an affair with Bernard B. Kerik, the New York City police commissioner and aide to Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles.