Brooke Anderson Welcomes Daughter Kate Victoria

06/05/2009 at 11:00 AM ET

It’s the greatest headline to date for CNN Entertainment Correspondent Brooke Anderson! The co-host of HLN’s Showbiz Tonight and her husband Jim became first-time parents last month when they welcomed their daughter on Tuesday, May 5th. Baby girl Kate Victoria Walker, making her big debut at 6:40 a.m., weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz and measured 20 inches long.

Congratulating his co-host and announcing the birth on air Wednesday night, A.J. Hammer sent out warm wishes to the new family.

“Everybody at Showbiz Tonight [is] over the moon for you, Brooke.”

The pregnancy was announced in November, with Brooke telling CBB in February that the excited couple had opted for a delivery surprise. “There are too few good surprises in life,” she said. “We are excited to find out baby’s gender the traditional way.”

Joy Harmon Prouty

Source: Showbiz Tonight

— Anya

Click below for two additional photos! For more, visit Showbiz Tonight.

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charlie on

she is so adorable i love the name kate victoria

babyboopie on

AWWW precious precious pictures of a beautiful baby girl!

Gina on

Now that is one BEAUTIFUL little newborn!!

daniela on

I don’t know who Brooke is but that is one gorgeous newborn!!! 🙂

Bella Mama on

i absolutely love these pictures.. what a precious baby!!

Angi on

WOW! Those photos will be wonderful to have when she is all grown up.

SouthernBelle on

Kate Victoria is absolutely beautiful and so is her name! Love it! And I love that adorable little crocheted hat/cap/bonnet she’s wearing! (Her abundant dark hair brings back a lot of memories…my daughter had at least double that amount and looked like she was wearing a wig when she was born! LOL!)

Kate on

What a gorgeous baby. AND what a fabulous name! Another Kate Walker!

Kate Walker

Jenna on

I love the name and she’s a beautiful baby:)

Brooklyn on

She so cute! I love the name Kate!

Bb on

She’s beautiful

CTBmom on

Aww. She beautiful, and these pics are geat! I really like the name too!

Fifi on

I absolutely love the name!! And she is beautiful!

Sheila on

What a beautiful baby–she was born a day after my oldest daughter’s 3rd birthday…something else that is funny? My oldest daughter’s name is BROOKE! lol Maybe I’m the only weirdo who thinks that’s interesting! =)

Lis on

Oh my gosh. How precious is that little baby? It’s really not helping the “baby fever” that I have been experiencing lately! 😦

Jennifer on

She’s beautiful, and I love her name – Kate Victoria is so classy and simply gorgeous!🙂

Sammy-xx on

These pictures look very Anne Gedes to me, so simple and stunning.

Beautiful baby girl.
SouternBelle I looked like I had a wig on when I was born, people in the hospital came to look at ‘The Baby with all the hair’

FC on

She is just a little darling! And she has like the perfect set of pink, bow-shaped lips. So cute. And I love her in that pink knitted hat.🙂

Keltie on

What beautiful pictures and what a gorgeous little girl. She looks so peaceful!

SouthernBelle on

Sammy-xx, my daughter drew a CROWD at the hospital! There were people who heard about her on other floors from other people and they, too, came to see. It was quite a sideshow! After we left the hospital, it took me forever to go anywhere because people would come up to us to get a look at her. I’m a light blonde, so you can imagine how odd we looked together. People would ask me if she was adopted! (I told them she had a father, too, who happened to be Italian!) The uncomfortable part of it was when total strangers would come up and run their fingers through her hair or pick her UP to touch her hair. One woman scooped her up out of her stroller before I could stop her and ran off with her to show other people at the mall! It was so upsetting to me because I was a new mother and that was my baby that people were touching and grabbing without my permission. My daughter now looks back at pictures of herself as a baby and says she looked like Elvis! LOL! I loved her dark, thick hair that was so long AT BIRTH I could pull it into a ponytail or put barrettes or clippies in it. This picture of little Kate Victoria took me back to those times for a moment.

pia on

WOW.. what a beautiful picture of a lovely baby! congratulations!

Karen on

Congratulations Brooke!! That is one gorgeous baby especially love the first pic in the pink hat. Too cute!!

Emily on

anyone else confused by the third arm in the first photo? There’s another one just sticking up by her back. I thought it must have been her twin but she wasn’t a multiple.

Absolutely breathtaking photos.

Maggie on

that is her stomach, she is on her side and her head is turned, that is her *other* arm over her chest area.

you can tell by the little baby nipples🙂

Donna on

I thought she had lip liner on in the first picture. Very pretty baby!

CelebBabyLover on

sammy-xx and Southernbelle- That’s exactly what happened when my dad was born! He was born with so much hair that practically everyone in the hospital had to come and see him! Also, the babies on his mother’s side of the family were famous for being born with very little to no hair. Needless to say, they were a bit surprised when he popped out with a full head of hair!

Brina on

Awwww, she looks like a little porcelain doll :o)

eternalcanadian on

so cute, and a name we can spell with no problem! congrats to brooke and jim.

Angie on

Kate Victoria is my 5 yr olds name!! I LOVE her name.. it is so pretty! But we call her Katie🙂

Laraine on

This is a beautiful baby, the proud mother is my 2nd cousin from Georgia. Now she has a little Georgia Peach!!!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful child, esp love the last pic, so cute. Not a fan of her name, no offence, not horrible or cruel is ok, just a bit old fashioned IMO but others will disagree I’m sure & at least it’s not Apple or Pixie, lol.

Karen Jones Bray on

Aww…I went to college (University of Georgia) with Brooke and she is such a sweet girl! Wouldn’t expect her to have anything short of the best!

Ashley on

So exciting to see a bonnet I made on this blog! Thanks to Joy Harmon for taking these photos and purchasing my bonnets!

d jarga on

what a lovely child, good luck brooke …………

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