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Anchor Meagan Fitzgerald broke some exciting personal news live on-air

News4's Sunday morning newscast featured an unusual, exciting addition.

With a huge smile, NBC4’s Meagan Fitzgerald broke the news that she and her "beautiful fiancée" Kelly Heath are engaged.

Fitzgerald’s co-anchors, Adam Tuss and Lauryn Ricketts, cheered and applauded at the good news.

Heath popped the question Saturday along the Tidal Basin, Fitzgerald said.

Afterward, they enjoyed tapas at Barcelona on 14th Street— a special place for the couple — and of course, “lots and lots and lots of champagne!”

Fitzgerald took the opportunity to express support for the LGBTQ community.

Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can be tough, Fitzgerald told viewers.


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“It takes courage to be your true, authentic self, no matter who you are," Fitzgerald said. “’s worth it. Being just who you are is enough.”

Viewers shared many messages of congratulations, well-wishes and thanks for her encouraging words.

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