Conan's Baby O'Brien

Conan O'Brien and wife Liza welcome second child, son Beckett O'Brien, Wednesday in NYC

By Gina Serpe Nov 10, 2005 8:35 PMTags

Conan O'Brien's got plenty of late nights ahead of him--and they have nothing to do with his day job.

The Late Night host and his wife of three years, Liza Powel O'Brien, have a new son, NBC announced.

Beckett O'Brien was born Wendesady at 8:27 p.m. in New York City, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

The network statement proclaims, "Mother, baby and father are all well."

It's the couple's second child; daughter Neve was born in 2003.

O'Brien, 42, met Powel, an ad executive, in 2000, when she appeared on his show during a skit on advertising. The couple dated for nearly a year and a half before tying the knot in January 2002 in her hometown of Seattle.

While O'Brien has long dominated his late-night slot, he will--eventually--bring his trademark shtick to an earlier audience.

Last year, Jay Leno announced on-air that his fiery-haired comrade would be taking over The Tonight Show when he steps down in 2009.

For now, there's no word on when new papa O'Brien will resume his Late Night hosting duties, but it may be sooner rather than later.

Last night's episode, originally scheduled to be new with guests Sarah Silverman, Donald Trump and Patti Smith, was replaced with a repeat featuring Will Ferrell and band Louis XIV.

As of press time, NBC's Website lists Thursday night's episode as new, with guests Robert Downey Jr., Steve Irwin and musical guests Alison Kraus & Union Station.