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Fans can follow Good Day L.A. co-anchor Maria Sansone, here with co-anchor Steve Edwards, as she approaches her late-December due date. Pregnant with her first, she plans to stay on-air up until delivery. PHOTO COURTESY GOOD DAY L.A.
by Christina Elston
When I reach Good Day L.A. co-anchor Maria Sansone by phone in late September, she’s at The Grove doing a bit of nesting. Pregnant with her first, she is on the hunt for the perfect upholstered rocking chair for the nursery. It will be the room’s finishing touch, and Sansone says she has already started hanging out there. “It’s the most peaceful room in the house,” she explains.
Part of the FOX affiliate morning show on KTTV for about a year, the veteran TV reporter and host plans to stay on-air as close as possible to her just-after-Christmas due date. No word yet whether her holiday surprise will be a boy or girl. “We’re totally waiting, doing it the good old-fashioned way,” she says.
Sansone plans to liven up her maternity leave by doing some Good Day L.A. appearances from home with the baby – and even to pop into the studio a time or two – then be back in the chair beside co-anchor Steve Edwards and the team on a regular basis as early as February. “I live right down the street from the studio, so they can’t get rid of me that easily,” she laughs.
Meanwhile, she is enjoying all the love from fans and friends of the show, and the ups and downs of pregnancy. “My favorite part is my ever-changing body,” says Sansone. “My least favorite part is my ever-changing body. I did not know that I was going to have weight going to other parts of the body, other than the belly.”
Her speedy post-pregnancy return to work, she says, will be “a great incentive to put the baby in the stroller and get walking and get the weight off.”
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