UTV's Claire Brock and former rugby star husband Trevor Hogan thrilled at baby news
UTV's Claire Brock is expecting her first child with her former Leinster rugby player husband Trevor Hogan, topping off an exciting year for the broadcaster.
The couple are expecting their baby to arrive in July, but Claire said she has been so busy she hasn't had time to think about what motherhood will bring.
"It's been an eventful year in more ways than one," the news anchor said.
"I don't have time to get stressed, so it's been great that I've been so busy in that respect."
Claire joined Ireland's newest station from TV3 earlier this year and is thrilled with her new position.
"I think everyone took a leap, and now we are all finding our feet. Everything has been going really well," she told the Herald.
Luckily for the busy reporter, her pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far.
"I've been lucky and I've felt pretty good all along," she said.
"We are keeping the sex a surprise. There are so few things in life that you can actually keep a surprise.
"Trevor hasn't expressed a preference - or if he has he hasn't told me."
Despite only being in the first year of her new role, Claire (34) said she won't be rushing back to work.
"I've worked up my years in the profession enough to know that these things don't come along every day," she said.
"So if you can take the time out and it's right for you then go for it. Most mums I've spoken to have said they appreciated that time off.
"I'm trying not to think about those sleepless nights until they happen.
"I'm catching up on all the sleep I can now."
Claire, who lives in south Dublin, said she hasn't been feeling at all pressured to look good on-screen.
"The challenge is to find the right attire for studio and reporting," she said.