Peter Doocy Reveals Why He Was Absent From Network For Months

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy said he took a months-long leave from the network to take care of his infant daughter, Bridget.

Doocy returned Monday after spending time on paternity leave in late spring after his wife, Fox News congressional correspondent Hillary Vaughn, returned to work. The couple welcomed their daughter Feb. 1.

The White House correspondent gushingly talked about fatherhood and presented adorable photographs of the father and daughter. The first-time father spent much of his off time playing with baby Bridget, placing her in a swimming pool, and even having aspirations for her to become a future president.


A co-worker of Peter’s gifted Doocy and Vaughn a pink onesie, reading, “Future President.”

“Keep an eye out for the Fox News Democracy 2060 coverage,” Doocy said.

His routine included waking up at 7 a.m., giving her a bottle, and going for a walk. The baby is now eating solid food, including sweet potatoes. (RELATED: Jean-Pierre Jokes With Doocy In Rare Friendly Exchange: ‘How’s Baby Karine Doing?’)

Doocy announced the birth of Bridget Blake Doocy in a Feb. 9 social media post. He and his wife announced they were expecting a baby girl during a “Fox & Friends” segment in September as his father, Steve Doocy, shared recipes from his cookbook.

At a White House press briefing held Jan. 3, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joked that Doocy should name his daughter after her. Doocy replied the couple would take Jean-Pierre’s suggestion “under advisement.”

He also posted a photograph in a Jan. 6 Instagram post of him shouting a question to President Joe Biden. He captioned the post reading, “MISTER PRESIDENT, WHAT SHOULD WE NAME OUR DAUGHTER?”