Adam Joseph, a weatherman at Philadelphia's ABC affiliate, this week came out gay in announcing the birth of his son Jacob.

“The action news team has grown again!” Joseph wrote in a Facebook post. “I am ecstatic to introduce Jacob, the newest love of our lives. My partner Karl and I welcomed him into our world on August 5th at 1:41am.”

“We are simply overjoyed and ready to spoil him with unconditional love!” he added.

“Karl and I have been on this journey for close to a year and a half and today that beautiful journey continues with our son,” Joseph added. “New chambers to our hearts have been opened thanks to the outpouring [of] love from family and friends.”

Joseph's employer, WPVI-TV, enthusiastically shared the news on its website and broadcasts.

“He's waited so long for this and to finally have his little miracle wrapped up in a 9 pound bundle is just a beautiful thing to witness,” gushed weekday co-anchor Shirleen Allicot. “We are so happy for him.”