Third Child for Tonight Show's Melendez

Third Child for Tonight Show's Melendez

updated 01/03/2006 at 08:00 AM EST

originally published 01/03/2006 08:00AM

Here's something else for Tonight Show announcer John Melendez to shout about: He's become a father for a third time.

Oscar David Melendez weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. when he arrived via Caesarean section at 12:27 a.m. Sunday at California's West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. The baby is believed to be the first born in the San Fernando Valley in 2006, the Associated Press reports.

"It's just funny that my husband's the one who usually is in the spotlight," said mother Suzanna Melendez, 39. "To pick how you come into this world and have it be New Year's Day is pretty funny to me."

Oscar's two siblings are 9- and 5-year-old sisters.

"Three kids already, I might have to ask Jay Leno for a raise," Melendez, 40, said of his "Tonight" boss. "That's a lot of mouths to feed."

Before joining the NBC late-night program, Melendez was known to Howard Stern fans as "Stuttering" John, who carried out caustic red-carpet interviews for the shock jock.

Sarcasm has not abandoned him or his wife, either. Both have been joking about their new child's name. "He'll either be a boxer or a fashion designer," Suzanna Melendez said.

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