2 on NBC announce baby, relationship

  • Updated: March 27, 2013 - 11:59 PM

“Today” weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe says she and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk are expecting a baby girl in August.

A smiling, joking Wolfe made her announcement on the NBC morning show Wednesday, saying, “I’m quite pregnant, actually.” The baby is due in mid-August, the 39-year-old Wolfe said.

“You kept a secret pretty good,” “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie told Wolfe.

In a blog posted on the “Today” website, Wolfe said she and Gosk, 40, were two years into their relationship when they realized they wanted to “share our adventures with a wide-eyed little person.”

In a People magazine story out Friday, Wolfe discussed why the couple decided to share news of their pregnancy and relationship. As Wolfe put it: “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.”

Other TV journalists who have come out as gay include Anderson Cooper of CNN, Sam Champion of ABC and MSNBC’s Don Lemon.

Macklemore, McGraw to play grandstand

The act with the year’s biggest hit song, one of country music’s biggest names and one of England’s biggest rock bands of the ’90s are the first grandstand headliners announced by the Minnesota State Fair. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have 2013’s biggest hit with “Thrift Shop,” will land at the State Fair on Aug. 31. That makes two consecutive years of hip-hop headliners at the grandstand, following Wiz Khalifa in 2012. Tickets, priced at $30 (general admission) and $20 reserved, will go on sale at 11 a.m. April 6. Country superstar Tim McGraw, above, who played at Target Field last summer, returns to the grandstand Sept. 2. Tickets, priced at $71 and $56, will be on sale at noon April 6. Depeche Mode, the reunited ’90s synth rockers known for “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence,” performs Aug. 27. Tickets, priced at $70 and $60, will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 6. Tickets will be available at the State Fair box office and mnstatefair.org; etix.com; or 1-800 514-3849.

Jon Bream

 

Timberlake at No. 1: He didn’t quite hit the million-sold mark, though he came awfully close. Capping a promotional run that included hosting “Saturday Night Live,” performing on five consecutive episodes of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and playing at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Justin Timberlake enters the Billboard 200 album chart this week at No. 1. Billboard reported late Tuesday that “The 20/20 Experience” had sold 968,000 copies since its release March 19.

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