Pregnant Reporter Proves That Anything Really Can Happen On Live TV


Pregnant Reporter Proves That Anything Really Can Happen On Live TV

When News 4 New York anchor, Natalie Pasquarella, was doing her report live on air, no one knew that anything was wrong until after the show ended.

Just over a week ago, Pasquarella showed off her baby bump indicating she had a month to go in her pregnancy.

Pasquarella was originally from Ohio and graduated from Kent State University, where she interned at NY1 News in NYC.  She started her career working as a news anchor, reporter and producer at WTOV-TV in Ohio. She then moved to NBC 4 in Charlotte, NC where she was co-anchor for the weekday news before joining as co-anchor for News 4 New York.

While on air discussing Twitter's new character limit near the end of the show, Pasquarella let out an uneasy laugh, that most people probably didn't notice. It was at that moment the 35-year-old reporter went into labor.

The first-time mom was able to keep composed and conceal the fact that her water broke during her broadcast.

"That little giggle, that laugh, was the moment Natalie's water broke live on this set, live on air," her colleague said. "As a true professional though, Natalie calmly finished the new cast and then she went to the hospital."

After the segment concluded, she told producers that the baby was on the way and they helped her get to hospital from 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Her husband Jamin Pastore met the expectant mom at hospital and together they brought their child into the world.

"He could just not wait to get here and meet Natalie and her husband," her colleague said.

Following 13-hours of labor, Pasquarella later gave birth to baby Jamin James Pastore in hospital. Arriving a bit early the baby boy weighed in at five pounds and six ounces.

She captioned her Instagram post "A beautiful blessing decided to make his entrance early! Thankful for all of the well wishes. Our hearts are full! "¬â¤ï¸ "

Congratulations to the new parents!

Source: NY Times / Metro