Tom Brokaw Welcomes First Grandson, Daughter Sarah Welcomes Baby Archer

Tom Brokaw Mark Von Holden/

This just in: Tom Brokaw is a grandfather once more! The veteran NBC News journalist welcomed his first grandson on Monday, Feb. 11, a rep told Us Weekly in a statement.

The 73-year-old newsman already has six granddaughters, but Archer Thomas Merritt Brokaw will be Brokaw's first little grandson, breaking the all-female streak. His daughter, Sarah Brokaw, is a licensed therapist and New York Times best-selling author. 

The legendary broadcaster had a health scare last fall after feeling "light-headed" during a segment on MSNBC's Morning Joe in Charlotte, NC, NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement.

But rest assured, the good-natured journalist was soon back on his feet.

"All is well Early AM I mistakenly took half a dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual," he tweeted at concerned fans. "[I] made a better comeback than the Giants!"

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!