NBC’s Kristen Welker welcomes baby via surrogate

Jun 14, 2021
NBC's Kristen Welker welcomes baby via surrogate
Kristen Welker and daughter Margot
Kristen Welker holds her newborn daughter, Margot Lane Welker Hughes.
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Kristen Welker’s baby girl has arrived.

NBC News’ chief White House correspondent and husband John Hughes welcomed a daughter named Margot Lane Welker Hughes via surrogate on Saturday.

“Margot truly is the love of our lives,” Welker, 44, wrote in an email to the “Today” show that was shared on Monday’s show. “Seeing her precious face and looking into her eyes has made every minute of our journey.”

Welker added that she and Hughes, a marketing executive, stayed in a hospital room next to their surrogate’s.

Kristen Welker and baby Margot
Baby Margot arrived on Saturday, June 12, and weighed in at 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

“We stayed in rooms next to each other and visited throughout so that we and little Margot could thank her for bringing Margot into the world,” Welker explained.

Baby Margot, who weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces, was named after Welker’s grandmother Margaret. Lane is a family moniker on Hughes’ side.

Kristen Welker
Welker confirmed in April that she and husband John Hughes were expecting their first child via surrogate.
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Welker and Hughes, who have been married since 2017, confirmed in April that they were expecting their first child via surrogate after years of infertility struggles.

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