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Personally speaking, it's been quite a summer for WFAA8's women anchors. Latest development: wedding bells primed to ring for Cynthia Izaguirre

WFAA8 Daybreak co-anchor Cynthia Izaguirre

The off-camera personal lives of WFAA8's women anchor/reporters have been eventful of late.

As recently posted, 5 p.m. weekday co-anchor Shelly Slater and her husband, Clay, had their first child Friday. It's a boy named Hutcheson Kent.

Shon Gables, who anchors WFAA8's morning weekend newscasts, is due any day now with her third child. She's been regularly tweeting and blogging about it -- sparing few if any details.

And now Daybreak co-anchor Cynthia Izaguirre confirms that wedding bells are in her near future. The Dallas-bred graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, who joined WFAA8 in January 2008 from New Mexico's KOAT-TV, said via email, "Yes, I am happily engaged with a wedding for this October!"

An observant reader had alerted unclebarky.com to the ring on Izaguirre's finger, prompting another fairly rare shift into society reporter mode.

Izaguirre declined to reveal her fiance's name.

"He's a wonderful guy whom I was friends with for several months before we started dating," she said. "That's the key, being friends first. I finally figured it out! As I know you'll understand, I'd like to keep his name and information private. Just better that way."

Izaguirre's future fiance took her to the emergency room earlier this summer after her nose survived a technical knockout from a garage door. So he's already seen her through some of the bad and the good.