Gene Birk is Having a Baby

Gene Birk is Having a Baby

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Dan

United States

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Enough about Chris Allen...

Congratulations to Gene Birk whom is expecting his first child. Last night on the news they did a piece on Gene and mentioned that at 57 years old, he is expecting his first child with his wife Elizabeth, he also has 3 step-children.

I don't know much about Gene's past, I know he got married last summer after he met his dance partner on the Dancing with Bowling Green's own in which obviously sparks flew on that dance floor...

How come Gene Birk waited till 57 to have his first child?
JUSTICE

Glasgow, KY

#2 Feb 26, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS GENE & ELIZABETH
Former resident

Floyds Knobs, IN

#3 Feb 26, 2008
Dan, it's none of your darn business. Congrats. to the happy family.
Bethany

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2008
Former resident wrote:
Dan, it's none of your darn business. Congrats. to the happy family.
Stop being a rude ass.

Gene's first wife died at a very young age about 16 or so years ago from cancer, that is why Gene left WBKO, he went to work for the American Cancer Society.

He returned a couple years later doing news instead of sports. He had a longtime girlfriend whom was a well-known lady, she was either a hairdresser or a chiropractor, forgot which one. How they broke up, who knows, but its not hard to figure out.

You all also need to lay off Chris Allen, I can't believe how some of you lay into him and accuse him of outrageous lies. If you all can accuse Chris Allen of sexual harassment, the others at that station including Gene shouldn't be given a pass either.
Sick and Tired

Floyds Knobs, IN

#5 Feb 27, 2008
Welcome to Gossip Central. Just what we need, another thread about Boob Man and the allegations of sexual harrassment at the station.
BG grad

United States

#6 Feb 27, 2008
Allen has been given a pass on his antics with the boob but he has crossed the line if he asking for sexual favors from his female coworkers. Gene Birk was smart enough to stay away from station employees and find someone outside of the job. Sorry about his loss of his first wife and good luck on this new chapter in his life at such an old age. He has a lot on his plate now and he does look like it is taking its toll on his looks, but he will be fine.
Sick and Tired

Floyds Knobs, IN

#7 Feb 27, 2008
Behaving in that fashion in front of a female co-worker, in the work place IS considered sexual harrassment. The entire fiasco was/is a poor reflection on the station and no doubt a violation of the morality clause in his contract. I am assuming that stations in this neck of the woods do have morality clauses. Perhaps not as anything seems to go anymore. I wonder how he would have felt if someone pulled that in front of HIS wife or daughters?
Good for Gene

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Feb 27, 2008
I think it is great that Gene has found someone he can share the rest of his life with and also enjoy the feeling and the love of having a child of his own, wonderful!. I understand that the death of his first wife was a very difficult thing for him but he did do what he thought was best for himself in leaving the station for awhile. I do not know him other than seeing him on t.v. in the news room but I seen a side of Gene (when they did the story about him) that really touched me. I believe he was close to tears and for that I admire him more. I believe he is happy and hooray for that. God Bless the family and the new baby on the way. I Wish them the best.
Old enough to know better

Corydon, IN

#9 Mar 7, 2008
Gene will be 78 when his kid graduates from high school. Avg life expectancy for a man in the US is 73. Hmmmm....

Gene seems like he is a nice man though. Maybe that will be enough to last the kid for a long time.
Dan wrote:
Enough about Chris Allen...
Congratulations to Gene Birk whom is expecting his first child. Last night on the news they did a piece on Gene and mentioned that at 57 years old, he is expecting his first child with his wife Elizabeth, he also has 3 step-children.
I don't know much about Gene's past, I know he got married last summer after he met his dance partner on the Dancing with Bowling Green's own in which obviously sparks flew on that dance floor...
How come Gene Birk waited till 57 to have his first child?
Maybe and maybe not

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Apr 5, 2008
Old enough to know better wrote:
Gene will be 78 when his kid graduates from high school. Avg life expectancy for a man in the US is 73. Hmmmm....
Gene seems like he is a nice man though. Maybe that will be enough to last the kid for a long time.
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That is old! I never knew young parents. My parents were in there 40's and 50's when I was born. It was a struggle by the time I was a teen and they didn't understand me very well and I didn't understand them either. Jene is a very educated man and I am sure the baby will be taken care of 100% all through its life. I would think,(being in the spot light) he would do everything possible to take care of its education or if anything happened to the him before the baby becomes an adult. I feel as if I were cheated out of my young life, I never knew younger parents and always had to see them in a way that any young child should not. I felt as if I were a burden instead of a blessing because of the age factor. I wouldn't wish anyone Genes age to be a parent for the first time. There is more at stake than just Gene and his wifes wishes, there is the child's future ahead. A life has been created.
Kate

Utica, KY

#12 Apr 10, 2008
Anyone gonna buy Gene Birk's house tonight???
SS8C

United States

#14 Apr 16, 2008
I didn't know that men could have babies.
Lynn

White House, TN

#15 Apr 17, 2008
It says that Gene met his dance partner???

Did they dump there spouses for each other or were they divorced???
Jessica

Blue Mounds, WI

#16 May 28, 2008
Gene is a widow. His wife was already divorced from her husband when they started dating.
Candy

Doniphan, MO

#17 May 29, 2008
I have to laugh at this. They are just news reporters, you all act like they are family or some big movie stars!!! This is JUST Bowling Green not Hollywood....

AND it happens everyday, women get pregnant!
martha

Centertown, KY

#18 Mar 22, 2011
Are they having another baby? He's gonna be an old dad. How old is his wife? She must be close to fifty. Too old!! They should be grandparents!
Nancy

Centertown, KY

#19 Mar 22, 2011
Really, I heard he and his wife weren't together anymore.
Mister Foe

Bowling Green, KY

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Actually Gene is a widower. Only females are widows.
minnie

United States

#21 Mar 23, 2011
martha wrote:
Are they having another baby? He's gonna be an old dad. How old is his wife? She must be close to fifty. Too old!! They should be grandparents!
Look at the date honey. This post is 3 years old.

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