WFAN's Mike Francesa and his wife are expecting twins in
"Right after the football season," said Francesa, 50, who grew up in Long
Beach and lives in Manhasset with Roe, his wife of four years, who grew up in
the Smithtown area.
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He disclosed the news yesterday during his afternoon sports talk show with
Chris Russo. "We found out about the twins [fraternal, not identical] six weeks
ago. I'm overjoyed," Francesa said after yesterday's show. "Family and friends
knew, but I hadn't made anything public because we wanted to be sure about the
"The plan was to let listeners know in early September, then [Don] Imus
mentioned it on his show this morning and asked me afterward if it was a
The Francesas have no children, so Russo gleefully tweaked his on-air
partner for the last 15 years by asking him about future Lamaze classes and the
delivery room. "Now you'll have to work until you're 80," kidded Russo, who
has three small children and has kept the information about the Francesas
private for about a month.
Francesa said he hopes for a boy and girl and admitted he was partial to
the names Jack and Casey. He predicted he wouldn't change diapers, but could
handle the middle-of-the-night feedings. "One in each arm, watching
'SportsCenter,'" he said.