NEW YORK, Mar. 29, CMC – A Caribbean-born major television news anchor here has come out publicly that she is gay and having a baby with a reporter from the same television station.
NBC newscaster Jenna Wolfe, 39, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Haiti, announced that she and the station’s foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk, 40, have been dating for three years now.
Wolfe, the station’s “Sunday Today” anchor, whose father grew up in Puerto Rico, said the couple plan to wed and go on “Operation Baby” in December.
“My girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk, and I are expecting a baby girl the end of August,” she told reporters here, making the announcement the same week that the US Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, heard arguments in two cases regarding same sex marriage.
“We felt like we wanted to share our adventures with a wide-eyed, little person. The more we talked about it, the better the idea seemed,” Wolfe said, adding she underwent artificial insemination with an anonymous donor.
“We were constantly on the road, juggling a thousand balls at once. It’s a miracle we got it all together,”
Wolfe said, noting it was significant that she came out publicly.
“This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us. But I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I’m not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is.”
Gosk described the announcement as “a spectacular moment for us.
“The beauty is that we live in a time where there’s no need for secrecy. For a long time, I had feared I would never have a child,” she added.