Hallie Jackson, a well-known journalist, is a proud mother to her one-year-old daughter Monroe Jackson Thorp. On March 9, 2020, the Senior Washington correspondent for NBC News welcomed her daughter with her partner Frank Thorp, an NBC News producer and off-air reporter.
Jackson revealed the wonderful news with Today a few days after the birth of her first child. Despite arriving a few weeks earlier than intended in early April, the 5-pound, 9-ounce bundle of joy was born healthy, she said.
While we weren’t expecting the child of two journalists to arrive three and a half weeks ahead of schedule, Ro definitely didn’t want to wait any longer.
Her and Thorp named their daughter Monroe “Ro” Jackson Thorp in honor of her great-great-grandfather, according to the Pennsylvania native.
Announcement of Pregnancy
Jackson originally revealed her pregnancy on November 17, 2019, during a Sunday Mail piece with Willie Geist of Sunday TODAY. The 37-year-old correspondent expressed her joy and published a photo of herself and her partner Thorp wearing a onesie with the words “Guess what?” printed across it.
“I’m doing great,” she said. “There was a lot of weariness in the first trimester, but we’re halfway there.”
Jackson also shared the news with her Instagram fans on the same day. She shared the identical photo that she had displayed on stage.
Since early 2019, the Johns Hopkins University alumna has reportedly been dating her baby’s father, Thorp. She began referencing him in her Instagram postings and then began sharing photos with him. She once shared a selfie of herself wearing a yellow dress and a grey hat while on vacation in Italy at Palazzo Bernardini. According to her description, the photo, which she posted on August 18, 2019, was taken by her current partner.
Thorp has been a member of the NBC family since 2010. He began by reporting to NBC News offices in Atlanta and New York City on various occurrences in Haiti. He later worked as a producer and off-air reporter for the House of Representatives before returning to his current role as a producer and off-air reporter.
Prior to joining NBC News, the West Virginia University grad worked for CBS News. Jackson and Thorp are still dating and haven’t married yet. They are, nevertheless, thoroughly enjoying their time as parents of their young daughter.
Jackson Has Been Married Before
Doug Hitchner was the previous husband of the NBC News correspondent. In 2011, the former couple reportedly married in the company of close family and friends. On October 22, 2011, Jackson also shared a photo of her wedding on Facebook.
Nonetheless, she kept her personal life apart from her marriage to Hitchner. As a result, it’s still unclear when and why the two alleged college sweethearts called it quits.