BREAKING NBC Today Jenna Wolfe ***COMES OUT*** & Is Expecting Baby with Lesbian Partner!
Two faces familiar to NBC News viewers are sharing personal and happy news.
"My girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk, and I are expecting a baby girl the end of August," writes correspondent Jenna Wolfe, 39, in a blog post. The news was announced today on Today. "As of this week, I am about five months pregnant."
Wolfe is the network's daredevil, something she acknowledges in her blog post.
"Of all the jaw-dropping, head-turning and eye-popping things I've ever told my friends and family ('I swam with killer sharks,' 'I jet-packed 30 feet out of the water,' 'I scaled the tallest building in Canada'), nothing garnered more shock and awe (and, yes, some tears) than when I told people I was pregnant. Just writing those words — 'I'm pregnant' — is surreal to me."
And Gosk? We've seen her travel the globe reporting on all sorts of big stories.
As Jenna writes: "Stephanie, a foreign correspondent here at NBC, spent years in war-torn countries, risking life and limb in the most dangerous places on earth to tell amazing stories. ... Between the two of us, we've seen and we've done more than most will in a lifetime. And yet both of us agree that THIS little girl will be the biggest and best adventure of our lives."
Wolfe, who will be blogging about the experience says, "Two years into a great relationship and we felt like we wanted to share our adventures with a wide-eyed, little person. The more we talked about it, the better the idea seemed. And so in December, we embarked on Operation Baby. And might I just add that despite the morning sickness, it's been the best decision we've ever made."
THIS JUST IN! Lesbians taking over LameStream media!
awesome, and i think jenna's partner was posting here on the DL a few weeks ago...
From a source we don't link to here:
CV: Started at the Today show in 2007 after three years as sports anchor on WABC's Eyewitness News in New York
Martial status: Single, no kids. Wolfe was rumoured to be having an affair with Today host Matt Lauer in 2010 but both parties vehemently denied this
Poor Matt. Just can't get it right. Mazel tov, Jenna!!
Why do you think that, R2?
Do you think Erica Hill will throw a baby shower for Jenna?
Yet another out and proud lesbian on television. Lesbians are the only one who have balls, apparently.
Yeah, what's with the Erica Hill comments I keep seeing people make.
On the comments for the celebrity baby site someone referred to Erica as an ex and implied it didn't end well.
I had thought Erica was a lesbian for years, but when I looked her up a little whole ago I saw that she was married to a man. Did she re-closet herself by getting hitched to a man and signing up for heteroville?
Did she really have a relationship with Jenna?
Jenna is still 100% available to Matt, sexually, until the day the baby is delivered. He's requested she have a C-section, for obvious reasons. Jenna's girlfriend accepts this arrangement. Also, the girlfriend has really long fingers.
NBC hopes this will give The Today Show a lift after the Ann Curry disaster.
The baby's gonna look like Al Roker, mark my words.
Erica Hill lesbian rumors is news to me.
Will Heidi Jones be the Godmother?
If you you were to sit Jenna and Erica side-by-side and neither opened their mouths to speak...I would pick Erica over Jenna as being the Lesbian.
And congrats to Jenna for coming out publically and on the news of her pregnancy.
"Also, the girlfriend has really long fingers."
WTF? That makes absolutely no sense except in the mind of a ninth grade boy.
Whenever a Lesbian gets pregnant, it's a major news event. Yawn.
Erica Hill isn't rumored to be a lesbian. What posters were referencing was how NBC hired her away from CBS then gave her Wolfe's anchor spot on the Weekend Today. Wolfe was moved to newsreader and appeared visibly put out on their first show together a few months ago.
Wolfe supposedly was reprimanded by her bosses because she was the only one who didn't welcome Hill to the Today show family during their first on-air appearance together.
I am frankly amazed at the surprised reaction to Jenna's coming out. She's been a butch lesbian since her first day on the air with us almost 10 years ago, and anyone who couldn't see that is either blind or stupid. We all knew the minute we met her. She's the high school girl jock all grown up.
R15 your comment made me laugh.
So Stephanie Gosk of NBC is the woman who drove Heidi Jones MAD!
Jenna denies that Matt Lauer is the father.
R18? I used to look for beautiful women with long fingers.
No big news here, it has been obvious for a long, long time.
Um, not to me. I thought she was the typical braying straight harpy.
I'm wondering why Datalounge didn't break this news years ago?
Well excuse my malfunctioning gaydar.
I didn't occur to me that Jenna Wolfe is gay. But now that I know, I guess I can say it's not wildly surprising. But Stephanie Gosk??!! Man, that came out of nowhere. I had no idea at all.
Everytime a lesbian gets pregnant an angel gets its wings.
Is Jenna black?
Does anyone know Jenna's dating history? Jenna says that she and Stephanie Gosk have been dating 3yrs. Wasn't she with a photographer recently and a weather woman that lied about being raped 3yrs ago?
Mary Carillo comes over to Jenna and Stephanie's for occasional threesomes.
Saw a video on MSNBC from early January where Jenna Wolfe throws to Stephanie Gosk reporting from Syria. You haven't seen your partner in a week because she's on assignment and when you do, it's aired live for all to see.
Congrats to the happy couple. They look sweet together.
Aww, I was hoping her girlfriend would be Jorja Fox. *tee-hee*
The first time I saw Jenna Wolfe on-air, I thought, who is that annoying hyperactive dyke?
The first time I saw Stephanie Gosk on-air, I thought, who is that tedious leaden dyke?
Congrats to the happy couple.
"tedious leaden dyke"
Awesome band name...
It's hard to believe that anyone who has ever met a lesbian wouldn't be able to tell in a minute that Jenna was one.
Shouldn't they look more a like - you know, like twins?
SHE DID NOT COME OUT!!! SHE NEVER CALLS HERSELF A LESBIAN OR USE THE WORD GAY; THEREFORE SHE'S STILL IN THE CLOSET!!!!
"Saw a video on MSNBC from early January where Jenna Wolfe throws to Stephanie Gosk reporting from Syria. You haven't seen your partner in a week because she's on assignment and when you do, it's aired live for all to see."
what is the title of this video?
We've been calling that pushy, humorless, nasty-faced, shrill little twat Jenna Wolfe "The Babydyke" ever since she made her first appearance on the network. What a cunt.
what has she done to a cunt, r40?
Why aren't they married?
I meant no harm when I said Jenna and Stephanie were into bestiality.
If I offended them, well, that wasn't my intent.
Dr. Ben Carson
Well, Jenna found a way to focus more attention back on herself by getting pregnant and coming out. She's annoying.
Relatively sane. Not beautiful, but definitely cute. Only mildly butch. In a committed relationship so she makes a good impression on the hets.
I'd rate this a 6 on my "Lesbian outing meter".
Glad she didn't come out when her supposed ex was going crazy.
Am I the only one who had absolutely no clue about Gosk?
I mean who the fuck didn't know about Wolfe, but Gosk was completely off my radar.
What's Robin Roberts waiting for? .
Poor Sue Simmons. She was kind of the first out lesbian in the news world, but she bolted back into the closet. Now look where she is.
R47 I don't recall Simmons ever coming out, or actively trying to get back in the closet. I mean everyone knows she's gay, but what do you consider "out"?
R42, they say they want to get married soon.
R39, see link.
What kind of fucking name is Storm Sahara? Is she a goddamned stripper?
Ladies, please. When renaming yourself to claim your inner dyke, don't take names that have anything to do with deserts or weather. Be classier.
The Gosk news shocks me, although she pings to high heaven. I just didn't
Think any of those power lesbians would come out. Also, is Jenna's coming out a way to beat Robin Roberts or other high profile gays? You know, stealing their thunder before it claps, so to speak.
R52, Jenna's several months pregnant and beginning to show. She's not married and needed to have an explanation for her audience. She and Gosk both say they can't imagine bringing a child into the world where they aren't honest about who they are as people.
Kudos to them.
Jenna is also trying to get back some of the attention she lost when she was demoted in favor of Erica Hill a few months back. Jenna took a lot of heat for not being "welcoming" to Erica, and her bad attitude toward the whole situation got her on some very thin ice at the network. This big announcement got her some needed positive attention - at least enough to not get her fired. Granted, once the child is born she may decide not to return to work, but then it's her choice and not the network's....
Has anyone found a pic of Storm Sahara? I can't seem to find one.
Yep. Gonna be hard to fire your newly-out, pregnant lesbian news reader. Good for her for coming out. She would NOT have been the first public figure to adopt a child (or even give birth) as a "single mother" when actually partnered with another woman.
Still, it's a good thing she came out, and when she failed to be "welcoming" I was okay with it. It's good to see a little genuine reaction rather than the canned geniality so universal on those programs.
It's not like she had a baby to get attention back. She and Gosk were already in the process of going through the artificial insemination when she got the news of Hill's hiring.
Gosk moved her home base from London to New York in September when they decided to begin their family.
Robin Roberts thinks Jesus can tolerate sinful homosexuals as long as they aren't out and proud about it. Jenna can't steal any thunder from a committed closet-case like that.
Exactly r58, I may be a lesbo but at least I know my place, in the closet! Or headlining a leadership conference put on by Chick-fil-A, as I did 2 yrs ago. Praise the Lord!
I think Robin Roberts might well have come out after her mother passed away if not for her health battle right now. She will come out eventually.
In Robin Roberts defense she's had other things on her mind the last couple years.
Any followup from Jenna or Stephanie?
Gosk is a foreign correspondent. How is she going to report on Afghanistan if she's in NYC? Maybe she and Jenna will relocate to London after the baby's born.
Gosk was just in Africa recently.
she can still report on stories around the world.
It looks like NBC has her doing a mix of foreign and domestic stories now, R63. She's done a few stories recently in NYC, while still traveling to Ghana and Egypt as needed. Maybe they tweaked her assignments to accommodate her being based in NYC instead of London.
Jenna is really showing now. She recently blogged about her and Stephanie Gosk moving to a bigger apartment. I noticed Jenna this week was wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her diamond necklace.
R44 = Erica Hill
Jenna and Erica have become pretty good friends, R67.
R68 = Lester Holt
Pregnancy is really agreeing with Wolfe. She looked gorgeous on both weekend shows. She seems much more comfortable in her own skin - guess there's something to be said about not hiding in a closet anymore.
I totally agree!
Wolfe was on the Today show Sunday morning and Gosk was on Nightly News in the evening. Both are looking gorgeous. I've never been drawn to women with short hair, but Gosk pulls it off beautifully.
Wolfe really seems to have adapted to the change in her job. She has a good attitude and seems tight with Erica Hill. I'd say the Weekend Today show is much better than the daily one at this point.
Touching column from Jenna on what it means to her to have a family with Stephanie.
I've been really impressed by how open both women have been in sharing their journey. They're a beautiful representation of a gay couple in this world.
True, R76, but they weren't bearding or covering up. It was said many of their peers at Today and NBC News knew they were a couple.
We need to make a thread for CBS news closet cases
Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk and their baby were on the Today Show this morning. Both were beaming as Lester Holt and Erica Hill doted on their baby.
I'm impressed by the Today Show. This is the third time they've had all three on. The first two times were in the days after the baby's birth.
Had no idea she was a lesbian.
Is this still ****BREAKING****?
Has she (whoever she is) ****GONE BACK IN****? I've still never heard of her except on this thread.