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Reporters celebrate babies, friendship

Posted August 26, 2009

WRAL reporters Adam Owens and Mike Charbonneau have a lot in common.

After college, they worked at WNCT-TV in Greenville and were roommates during that time. Now they work at WRAL and live just a few doors down from each other on the same street. These best friends are also celebrating their new roles as “Daddy.”

Adam Owens Adam Owens and Emma Lynn Owens

Mike Charbonneau Mason Raymond Charbonneau

Adam and his wife, Lynn, welcomed a baby girl, Emma Lynn Owens, just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Emma weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

“We are so happy!” Adam wrote.

Mike and his wife, Leah, welcomed a baby boy, Mason Raymond Charbonneau, at 6:08 a.m. on May 15. Mason weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

“We’re all thrilled to be starting this new baby journey at the same time!” said Mike.

Please join me in saying congrats to our new dads!

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