NBC’s Richard Engel and Wife Mary Forrest Welcome New Baby Boy

By A.J. Katz Comment

NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest are the proud parents of a baby boy born over the weekend.

Theodore Forrest Engel is the second child for Engel and Forrest.

“Mary and I are so excited to introduce our new son Theodore (Theo).” Engel told Today show. “He’s healthy, happy (unless you unwrap his swaddle) and thirsty. We couldn’t be more in love. And now Henry is a big brother, too.”




“Life has twists, turns and new beginnings,” Engel added. “This is Theo’s first chapter, and a new one for our family. We’re excited, nervous and thankful.”

Theo makes it a family of four along with the aforementioned Henry, 3.

Henry has a variation of Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that typically leads to developmental delay. As of now, there is no cure, although important research is being done on the syndrome.

Engel has been quite open about how the couple has dealt with their son having this disorder.

“It’s made our relationship stronger actually. We’re all we’ve got,” Engel said back in January. “We’re all he’s got right now, so we need to be a team.”