Katie Couric is Engaged! Get The Details on Her Romantic Sunset Proposal

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Katie Couric is engaged to banker John Molner

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Sounds like we'll be seeing even more of her famous grin in the future—Katie Couric is engaged! The TV host accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of nearly two years, banker John Molner, who popped the question with a diamond engagement ring at sunset on an East Hampton, N.Y. beach over Labor Day Weekend.

Couric and Molner, who is head of mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, first took their romance public in April 2012.

A widow since her husband Jay Monahan died from colon cancer in 1998, Couric raised the couple's two daughters solo while dating and anchoring The Today Show until 2006 and CBS Evening News from 2006-2011.

"When the girls were really little, I always imagined I would be modern-day Carol Brady," Couric told said in 2011 about raising daughters on her own while hoping for a second trip down the aisle.

Now, with her talk show Katie set to return for a second season on Sept. 9, she can realize that dream—and add wedding planning to the mix!

—Terri Pous

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