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MSNBC's Krystal Ball Gives Birth To Baby Boy (VIDEO)

06/08/2013 11:54 am ET

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MSNSBC's Krystal Ball gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.

Ball was scheduled to begin maternity leave on Friday but went into labor on Thursday. She called into "The Cycle" on Friday with news of giving birth to her son, Lowell Maxwell, whom she named after her uncle. He was born at 1:15 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs 4 oz.

"I really wanted him to have family names or historical names or something like that," Ball said. "So yeah, we're delighted."

Ball announced her pregnancy on the show in October. She has a four-year old daughter named Ella. "I'll be back on Monday," Ball joked.

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