September 29, 2015 05:00 PM

Richard Engel is a new dad.

The NBC News chief foreign correspondent shared a sweet snapshot of his family while announcing the birth of son Henry Thomas Engel Tuesday on Twitter.

“Couldn’t be happier to welcome our baby boy. Mom and baby both well. So excited for his, and our, adventure,” Engel, 42, writes.

It’s the first child for the journalist and his wife, freelance producer Mary Forrest, whom he wed in May.

“So happy. Just got married! To [Mary]. My longtime love and girlfriend,” he tweeted following their New York nuptials.

Courtesy Richard Engel

Engel’s happily ever after comes following his 2012 kidnapping while on assignment in Syria. He, along with two of his crew members, were captured and held for five days by gunmen before they managed to escape.

— Anya Leon


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