Natalie Pasquarella, an anchor for News 4 New York television, was answering a question about Twitter’s new character limit on a live broadcast when her water broke.
But the true professional only let out a nervous giggle and calmly finished the remaining broadcast.
She later alerted her colleagues as soon as the news had ended.
NBC’s News 4 executive producer and others helped get her to the hospital in New York where she met her husband.
Proud Natalie gave birth to Jamin James Pastore after 13 hours of labour.
The mum later posted on Twitter:
“A beautiful blessing decided to make his entrance early! Thankful for all of the well wishes. Our hearts are full!”
— Natalie Pasquarella (@Natalie4NY) September 29, 2017
Reliving the incident, her colleague told viewers: “That little giggle, that laugh, was the moment Natalie’s water broke live on this set, live on air.
“As a true professional though, Natalie calmly finished the new cast and then she went to the hospital. “He could just not wait to get here and meet Natalie and her husband. He arrived a bit early, weighing five pounds and six ounces.
“So congratulations to Natalie, we think he is just perfect.”
Another anchor added: “That’s the best news we’ve have on here for a long time.”