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Sara Haines, former TODAY correspondent, welcomes baby boy

Former TODAY correspondent Sara Haines (now of ABC News) has some extra-special news to report: She’s a mom!

Haines, 38, gave birth to Alec Richard Shifrin at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday in New York City. The baby weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs and 5 oz, and ABC News reports that Haines is doing great. This is her first son with husband Max Shifrin.

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Max Shifrin (L) and Sara Haines attend ASPCA'S 18th Annual Bergh Ball honoring Edie Falco and Hilary Swank at The Plaza Hotel on April 9, 2015 in New York City.

Like a true media force, Haines shared her hospital experience live on Periscope. Social media during labor isn't for the faint of heart, especially for a first-time birth -- but we can’t say we’re shocked!

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Haines started out in the NBC page program, then moved into TODAY as a production coordinator. When she expressed interest in eventually having an on-air role, the ladies of TODAY warmly welcomed her onto the show.

Haines became a contributing correspondent on TODAY's fourth hour from 2009-13, when she moved over to "Good Morning America."

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NBC News' Kathie Lee Gifford, Sara Haines and Hoda Kotb bid farewell to Sara on NBC News' "Today" show on August 2, 2013.

Good luck on your biggest undertaking yet, Sara!

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