Katy Tur announces birth of second child

Katy Tur announces birth of second child
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MSNBC anchor Katy Tur announced Monday she has given birth to a second child. 

"Though mom was screaming by dawn, dad was convinced it was the takeout," Tur and her husband Tony Dokoupil said in a statement to "Today." "When Mom got into the car without him and starting pounding the horn, Dad finally ran out, forgetting half the hospital supplies."

Eloise Judy Bear Dokoupil was born on Thursday and is the couple's second child. Their son Teddy is 2 years old. Tony Dokoupil is a co-host on CBS This Morning. 


The couple said that when Tur arrived at the hospital in labor, she told "the first person she saw that she wanted an epidural" and joked that person "may or may not have been an employee." 

"Dad put a hand on her back and tried to remind her that she hadn’t wanted the epidural yesterday. Mom brushed his hand away," their statement said. "She pointed out that she wasn’t in labor yesterday. Dad tried again and was shushed by a wise nurse who said, 'We want you to go home in one piece.'" 

Tur shared a photo of herself on Instagram last week, with Dokoupil standing next to her holding a watermelon for size comparison. 

The veteran NBC News journalist announced on the air in January that she was pregnant, prompting Dokoupil to tweet "visual confirmation" of her showing at an at-home studio. 

Tur told "Today" she received her first COVID-19 vaccine in March when she was seven months pregnant. 

"I thought that the science behind the development of vaccines and the safety in theory was persuasive, and the risks of getting COVID just so far outweighed the risks of taking the vaccine," she said. "It was just hammered home [when] we had a COVID scare at my house last week. I was just thinking, 'I've made it a year without getting this; God forbid I get it right now.’”