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Fox News’ Peter Doocy Makes Big Announcement As Network Family Grows

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Peter Doocy, Fox News’ feisty White House correspondent, has made a major announcement regarding his life and family as the network he works for continues to dominate the competition and as its own staffers celebrate other milestones in their lives.

Doocy, along with his wife, Fox Business reporter Hillary Vaughn revealed that they are first-time parents after the birth of a daughter, Bridget Blake Doocy. She weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 21 inches. She is the first baby for both Vaughn, 32, and Doocy, 35, reports said.

Doocy noted on Twitter: “Meet Bridget Blake Doocy! Asked @joebiden for tips about being a new dad, at the WH holiday reception. His advice: ‘hold her tight.’ Will do!”

PEOPLE magazine published a story and exclusive photos of the joyous occasion.

“I didn’t realize this until now, but I’ve been training for motherhood my entire career by trying to get lawmakers on Capitol Hill to respond to my questions. This job isn’t much different,” Hillary, a Fox Business reporter, told PEOPLE. “‘Baby Bridget – can you give us a comment? Are you hungry or gassy, or both?’ Trying to get an on-the-record answer is tough!”

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“I knew where all the offices were for senators who used to be doctors. Sen. Barrasso (Wyoming physician of the year) saw me the day before I went into labor and told me to reach out if I ever needed anything. Luckily, I didn’t have to call him to catch the baby!” Hillary continued. “I’ve only been a mom for one week but it’s already the best assignment I’ve ever had. She’s stolen the show!”

Doocy told the magazine about some name suggestions he received from the administration during recent press briefings ahead of his daughter’s birth.

“During a briefing last month, the press secretary gave me permission to name the baby Karine, and I joked we were considering naming the baby after the President: ‘Joe-sephine.’ But we can report here for the first time her name is Bridget Blake Doocy,” he told the magazine.

Fox News morning show co-host Steve Doocy, Peter’s father, added: “When I wrote a book on fatherhood, I highlighted a famous quote that, ‘There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.’ Peter, congratulations, you just made it to fatherhood’s third round.”

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“The day Peter was born at George Washington Hospital — not far from the White House, while his mother Kathy was having killer contractions — she turned and said to me, ‘When should we start a college fund?’ My wife was sounding like a Morgan Stanley commercial,” Steve quipped.

Meanwhile, the families of other Fox News personalities are growing as well, including “Outnumbered” co-host and former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who just returned to her gig following the birth of her and her husband’s second child, a son.

“I’m so excited to return to Outnumbered tomorrow at 12 pm ET with Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno. Blake & Nash are ready to watch their mommy,” she tweeted earlier this week with a photo of her newborn son.

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The show itself tweeted from its account: “TOMORROW ON OUTNUMBERED: @kayleighmcenany is back on the couch with her DREAM TEAM.”

Last month, the former Trump administration press secretary announced she had written a book, “Serenity in the Storm: Living through Chaos by Leaning on Christ.”

On Amazon, the description of the book states: “Kayleigh McEnany brings to life the key cultural and political issues of our time, from the fall of Afghanistan to the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, analyzing world events through the lens of faith and providing readers with Serenity in the Storm. Our world, without question, is experiencing aberrational times. The ravages and life-altering realities of COVID-19 that I worked through as White House press secretary were just the start of it. What followed was a series of history-defining events. From the fall of Afghanistan to the nationwide crime wave, we’ve all endured painful images of death, destruction, and chaos.”

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