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Wedding Bells for Cowan and Palmer

CBS News correspondent Lee Cowan and NBC News producer Molly Palmer now officially are husband and wife.

After getting hitched last Saturday in Washington, DC, the new Mrs. Cowan emailed TVNewser from France, where the newlyweds are on their honeymoon.   Their wedding day, Molly says, was “amazing”.

The ceremony was held at St. Alban’s Parish, with a reception at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland.

As The New York Times reports, those locations are steeped in tradition.  They were the same as those for Palmer’s parents’ wedding some three decades before.  Furthermore, Father of the Bride John Palmer, the former NBC White House correspondent and Today news anchor, met Mother of the Bride Nancy Doyle Palmer when both were working at NBC News - just as Molly and Lee met while they were colleagues at the network, at NBC’s Los Angeles bureau.

John Palmer told TVNewser last August that “we are not losing a daughter, just adding another journalist to the family, and a fine one he is!”

More photos, after the jump…

(Photo by Geoff Chesman, courtesy of Molly Cowan)
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City of Light the Setting for Alexander, Starling Engagement

On Monday, we told you about the engagement of NBC News correspondent Lee Cowan and NBC News associate producer Molly Palmer. Well this morning, more engagement news. NBC News New York-based correspondent Peter Alexander got engaged in Paris Saturday night to Alison Starling, the 5 & 11pm co-anchor (alongside former CNN anchor Leon Harris) at WJLA in Washington, DC.

We’re told Alexander proposed on the lawn beneath the Eiffel Tower and took this photo immediately after. The couple first met in Seattle years ago when Alexander was a reporter for KCPQ-TV (FOX) and Starling was a reporter and anchor at KIRO-TV (CBS).

For Cowan and Palmer, a Match Made at NBC News

Remember the ‘Balloon Boy’ saga?

For most Americans, the story that captivated cable news viewers in October of 2009 has faded from memory.  But not for NBC News correspondent Lee Cowan and ”Today” show associate producer Molly Palmer, both of whom covered the infamous escapade.

“That’s kind of when I think we started to really notice each other,” Palmer tells TVNewser.

The two – both Los Angeles-based - had worked together previously, but got to know one another better during days in Colorado covering the Heene family.  After dating for nearly two years, the couple recently got engaged during a vacation in Kauai.

“I”m just excited,” Palmer says. “I’m just so happy. I love Lee so much, and I am just so sure that I want to be with him forever that it feels right and like an exciting next step.  I’m just ready to be a family with him.”

Family is important to Palmer and Cowan, who say both sets of their parents are delighted at the news.  That includes Cowan’s future father-in-law, former NBC White House correspondent and Today news anchor John Palmer.

“Lee and Molly are a great couple and very much in love,” John Palmer tells TVNewser.  “My wife Nancy and I are thrilled for them.  We are not losing a daughter, just adding another journalist to the family and a fine one he is!”

It’s high praise from a man Cowan has long admired.  “I gotta tell you,” Cowan recalls to TVNewser, “I’ve never been so nervous meeting him the first time.  I mean, it’s one thing to introduce yourself to your girlfriend’s father, but it’s quite another when it’s John  Palmer!”

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