Fox News Channel’s star of the Biden Era, White House Correspondent Peter Doocy, just had a huge life change that he was excited to share with the world: he and his wife just welcomed the arrival of their first child into the world. They shared that incredible news first with PEOPLE.com, which reported:
The Fox Business reporter and her husband, a Fox News White House Correspondent, welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday, Feb. 1, a rep for the couple confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The couple’s daughter, Bridget Blake Doocy, was born in northern Virginia, weighing 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measuring 21 inches. She is the first baby for both Vaughn, 32, and Doocy, 35.
Doocy’s wife, Hillary Vaugh, spoke to PEOPLE about the birth and how it will change her life, saying “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.”
Mrs. Vaughn added, in her recounting of events to PEOPLE, that though her water broke while she was on her way to the Capitol building, she was prepared. Joking about the day’s wild events, she said that she knew just where all the doctors in the Capitol were, saying:
“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!”
She then added “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!”
Peter Doocy cracked a joke about the birth as well in his comments to PEOPLE, saying that he wasn’t going to name the baby “Karine” after Biden’s current press secretary or “Joe-sephine” after President Joe Biden despite the permission of KJP, his current sparing partner in the press briefings, to do so. Speaking on that, he said:
“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,”
Peter Doocy’s father, Steve Doocy, a Fox and Friends host, also commented to PEOPLE on the birth. He said:
“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.
“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.
“I replied ‘Why bother?’ unaware of the power of twenty years of compound interest. Instead, I said, ‘Pass me the PEOPLE magazine, I want to do the crossword.’ True story. And today PEOPLE magazine is announcing Peter’s baby, even though it seems more appropriate the announcement should come from the Department of Labor (and Delivery).”
Maybe one day he can show his kid this clip of his greatest hits:
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