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Sunday, 4 June, 2000, 19:39 GMT 20:39 UK
Today presenter celebrates new son

Humphrys junior with his proud parents
BBC broadcaster John Humphrys has become a father again at the age of 56.

His partner, News 24 presenter Valerie Sanderson, gave birth to a baby boy weighing in at 6lb 13oz.

The couple have called him Owen James.

A proud Humphrys joked afterwards: "You can tell it's a journalist's child because all he wants to do is drink and sleep!

"My only worry is that so far he hasn't interrupted me once - but I suppose there is plenty of time for that to develop."

Cardiff-born Humphrys, who has two grown-up children from a previous marriage, had a reverse vasectomy before fathering his new child.

The veteran interviewer has been with 40-year-old Ms Sanderson for 13 years - the same length of time he has spent anchoring BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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