Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy took a months-long paternity leave to care for his infant daughter, Bridget, and returned to work on Monday. Doocy’s leave began in late spring after his wife, Fox News congressional correspondent Hillary Vaughn, returned to work. The couple welcomed their daughter on Feb. 1, and Doocy announced the birth on a Feb. 9 social media post.
During his time off, Doocy engaged wholeheartedly in fatherhood, spending quality time with Bridget. He shared adorable pictures of them together and talked enthusiastically about his experiences, including playing with Bridget, placing her in a swimming pool, and even having aspirations for her to become a future president. A co-worker even gifted the couple a pink onesie with the words “Future President.”
Doocy’s daily routine involved waking up at 7 a.m., feeding Bridget a bottle, and taking her for walks. He also noted that she had begun eating solid food, such as sweet potatoes. While on leave, Doocy’s interactions with the White House remained light-hearted, with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre jokingly suggesting he name his daughter after her. He also posted a humorous Instagram post, captioning a photo of him asking President Joe Biden what to name his daughter.