CNN analyst Kasie Hunt gives birth in home bathroom
CNN political analyst Casey Hunt went into “13-minute emergency labor” in her home bathroom before giving birth to a healthy baby girl, the reporter said.
Hunt revealed her second child with husband Matthew Mario Rivera weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces after Wednesday’s unplanned delivery. People magazine.
“We were expecting her to come through a scheduled c-section on Thursday morning. He had other plans! ” the relieved parents told PEOPLE in a statement.
“We are thrilled to announce the birth of our baby girl, Gray Hunt Rivera. Proud big brother [Mars Hunt, 3½] Can’t stop talking about my new sister.”
Hunt, 37, joked that “Gray is already showing us his independent streak.”
“Grey was born at home Wednesday morning, after 13 minutes of sudden labor — before paramedics even had time to call,” according to the couple.
“Daddy went into action and gave birth to a gray baby on the bathroom floor.”
“We are so grateful to the 911 operators and the DC Fire and EMS team,” the couple told PEOPLE.
“Step by step, they talked us through the most intense moments after her birth and when she took her first breaths.”
The couple added: “Thank you to the firefighters and paramedics at the scene who treated mother and baby at home and then brought us safely to Sibley Hospital in Washington.”
“This is a day we will never forget!”
“We’re so excited about life as a family of four — and reminded that it’s going to be a lot more unpredictable!” Hunt Riveras told the magazine.
The birth of her second daughter is a happy occasion for Kasey Hunt, who has faced some tough times lately.
In October 2021, he revealed that he underwent a four-hour operation to remove a benign tumor from his brain.
She said the tumor was discovered in August 2021 — about the same time she started her new role at CNN.
Hunt was hired by then-CNN boss Jeff Zucker, who planned to introduce her as part of a star-studded lineup that would draw viewers to CNN+, the cable channel’s streaming service.
But Zucker was forced to leave after it was discovered he had been having a years-long consensual relationship with his top marketing officer, Alison Golst.
CNN+ also launched just as parent company Warner Bros. and Discovery were completing their multibillion-dollar merger.
With a new management structure, the company cut costs, killing CNN+ just weeks after its launch.
Hunt, who often appears alongside Jake Tapper during his “The Lead” broadcasts, joined CNN after decamping from Comcast-owned MSNBC, where she worked as an anchor and a Capitol Hill correspondent.
The 37-year-old from Dearborn, Mich., cut his journalistic teeth as a national political reporter for the Associated Press news wire before being poached by NBC News.
Hunt met her future husband, Rivera, when they both worked out of NBC News’ Washington, DC, bureau.
In addition to being a journalist and producer, Rivera is an adjunct professor at New York University.