Richard Engel is a first-time dad!
The NBC News chief foreign correspondent, 42, and his wife, Mary Forrest, welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Henry Thomas Engel, on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
couldn't be happier to welcome our baby boy. mom and baby both well. so excited for his, and our, adventure. pic.twitter.com/0lVdTAuOdC
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 29, 2015
“Couldn’t be happier to welcome our baby boy. Mom and baby both well. So excited for his, and our, adventure," the journalist wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of himself, his wife and their newborn son in the hospital.
Richard — who previously survived being kidnapped for five days by gunmen while on assignment in Syria in 2012 — and Mary, who works as a producer, married in May 2015.
Congratulations to Richard and Mary on their new addition!