March 27, 2013 08:15 AM

Gosk and Wolfe – Dustin Cohen

Jenna Wolfe is sharing some happy news: not only is she expecting her first child — a girl! — in late August, she’s also coming out publicly with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk.

“This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us,” the Today weekend anchor tells PEOPLE exclusively in its new issue. “But I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I’m not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is.”

“The beauty is that we live in a time where there’s no need for secrecy,” Gosk, 40, adds. “This is a spectacular moment for us.”

Together for three years, the pair began discussing starting a family and after deciding Wolfe would carry the child, underwent artificial insemination with an anonymous donor.

“We were constantly on the road,” Wolfe, 39, says. “It’s a miracle we got it all together.”

The couple is also planning to wed, but admit they’re more excited for the baby.

“For a long time I had feared I would never have a child,” Gosk admits. Notes Wolfe, “We can’t wait to start.”

For more on the pair’s journey to parenthood and an additional photo, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Charlotte Triggs

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