Tabloid Wars Hit the Delivery Room

Tabloid Baby

Tabloid Baby (New York Observer Photo Illustration)

The war between the Post and the Daily News has spilled into the delivery room.

Over the weekend, competing editors from New York’s competing dailies both had babies.

Last Friday, Page Six Deputy Editor Ian Mohr and his wife, WSJ Magazine’s fashion news and features director, Elisa Lipsky-Karasz (a former Post reporter), had a baby boy.

On Sunday, Daily News Features Editor Raakhee Mirchandani (also a former Postie) gave birth to a baby girl. Ms. Mirchandani also edits Confidential, the Daily News’s gossip page and a Page Six competitor.

On Monday, Page Six ran an item on the birth of Arthur Edward de Pallières Mohr.

“Arthur was born at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side on Friday at noon, weighing in at a bouncing 9 pounds, 8 ounces,” wrote Page Six. “We’re told mother and baby are doing very well, and adorable Arthur—who arrived a day after his parents’ fourth wedding anniversary—is growing bigger and more vocal by the moment.”

On Tuesday, Confidential ran a (more colorful) announcement, congratulating its editor.

“Always-in-command Daily News features editor Raakhee Mirchandani is a mom! The stylish media star and husband Agan Singh welcomed their daughter, Satya Devi Singh, into the world Sunday. And Little Satya—who comes in at 5 pounds and 18 inches—is a beaut. Well done, Raakhee and Agan. Now there’s one more lady in the family who’s up all hours and communicates by screaming,” wrote the News’s gossip page.