There’s a baby on the way for Veronica De La Cruz.
“I am so thrilled to be having this baby, I am extremely family oriented so this is the culmination of a lifelong dream,” De La Cruz tells PEOPLE. “After the pain and devastation of losing my brother Eric in 2009, it is a miracle to be able to add to our family in this way.”
The anchor founded the Hope for Hearts Foundation in memory of her sibling, who passed away awaiting a heart transplant after struggling to get health insurance with a pre-existing medical condition.
Prior to joining MSNBC in 2010, De La Cruz spent over five years at CNN, where she was correspondent for American Morning, anchored the Asian In American series and covered major breaking news stories. She also was a competitive figure skater for 10 years.
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