Emmy Award Winning CBS News Producer Behind Letterman Blackmail Scandal

Earlier we reported on the extortion attempt that David Letterman faced. The scandal just gets so much juicier. The person behind the blackmail attempt is an Emmy award winning producer for CBS New’s 48 Hours. His name is Robert Halderman, but professionally he goes by Joe Halderman. Here’s a bio from a documentary he did for Showtime.

As the writer, producer and director of Three Days in September, Joe Halderman has drawn on the skills gained in his career in journalism. For more than 25 years, Halderman has been shooting, writing and producing news pieces. His work has taken him around the world, reporting on events from 75 different countries. Based in London for 12 years, he has also spent many months in the Soviet Union, and later Russia. Halderman has witnessed war firsthand, covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia and Lebanon. Halderman has been acknowledged for his work with seven Emmy awards and one Columbia Dupont award. He has two children and lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Apparently he also lives with one of the Late Show female staffers who slept with Letterman…

Update: Joe Halderman revealed

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