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Willie Geist DC Party

At the home of NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and chef Geoff Tracy in Washington, DC last night, people celebrated MSNBC’s Willie Geist‘s new book, “American Freak Show,” according to Politico. With a chef at the venue, the food was clearly outstanding. The last time TVNewser saw Geist, he was promoting the book in New York City.

There were a lot of tvnewsers in attendance: NBC anchor David Gregory, journalist Maureen Orth and her son NBC correspondent Luke Russert, NBC correspondent Savannah Guthrie, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger, senior PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill, former MSNBC executive and founder of Haddad Media Tammy Haddad, NBC news analyst Howard Fineman, ABC News’ Ann Compton, NBC Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker, and MSNBC producer Pam Stevens.

Other notable newsers included, former Newsweek, now NBC News’ Mike Isikoff, The New York TimesMaureen Dowd, TIME.com’s Jay Newton-Small, as well as The Washington Post‘s Mary Ann Akers and Jonathan Capehart.

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Norah O’Donnell: Baby Talk and the Midterms

Norah_9.2.JPGNBC’s Norah O’Donnell talks with TIME.com about her new book, co-authored with husband/chef/restaurateur Geoff Tracy Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler. In addition to the baby talk, the mother of three (right in a TVNewser photo from 2008) talks about the midterms:

You shared an Emmy for NBC’s coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. What are you doing to gear up for this November?

Gearing up for what is going to be another fascinating midterm election — where control of the House and the Senate is on the line, where members of Congress are facing record-low approval ratings. I’ll be out on the road, covering some of the key House and Senate contests up until election night. I’ve been doing a lot more of the analysis, too, on Morning Joe.

Tim Russert’s death must have come as a terrible shock to you at NBC.

It was, and I think about him so often. He died just two weeks before my third child, Riley, was born. And I had started an early maternity leave, so I was out of the office that day.

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Norah O’Donnell Has Baby Girl

Norah_Geoff_7.7.JPGMSNBC’s chief Washington correspondent Norah O’Donnell gave birth Saturday to a baby girl. Riley Norah Tracy comes in at eight pounds and 21 inches. Riley joins her older brother and sister, Henry and Grace (pictured with husband Geoff Tracy) who were born just 14 months ago. O’Donnell told TVNewser before she went on family leave that she’d be back on the air in time for the political conventions late next month.

It was the late Tim Russert who announced O’Donnell’s pregnancy on his MSNBC show back in February.