“It’s a private matter,” replied marketing man Gene Kolber when we asked about the paternity of his newborn granddaughter. His daughter, ESPN “Monday Night Football” reporter Suzy Kolber gave birth to a baby girl, Kellyn, in Connecticut yesterday. The Dresher-raised Upper Dublin High graduate “decided to become a single mother,” Gene said, before politely declining to further discuss his 44-year-old daughter's pregnancy, which was kept well hidden during her sideline reporting and her ESPN/ABC NASCAR coverage. Baby Kellyn weighed in at 6 ½ pounds, and was 19 inches long. ESPN's "SportsCenter" reported the birth last night. Suzy's on maternity leave for now, but as she does each year, Gene says Suzy expects to cover the NFL Draft again in late April. Until then, she’ll be hanging out with her mother, Gene’s wife Sandra, at the couple’s Ventnor home.

We wish the newly-expanded Kolber family the best.