Katie Couric, 56, Engaged to Financier Boyfriend John Molner, 50

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Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 01:24 PM

By Michael Mullins

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TV host Katie Couric, 56, is engaged to her financier boyfriend John Molner, 50.

The engagement was confirmed by Couric's spokesman Matthew Hiltzik on Tuesday, CBS News reported.

The former "Today" co-host and "CBS Evening News" anchor reportedly showed off her diamond ring over the weekend in East Hampton, where Molner had proposed.

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The couple had been dating for nearly two years.

Molner oversees mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the nation's oldest investment bank and securities firm that was established in 1818.

Couric has been a widower since the death of her husband, Jay Monahan, a lawyer and NBC News legal analyst, who died of colon cancer in 1998. He was 42.

Monahan and Couric had two daughters together, Carrie and Ellie.

In August of 2012, the Daily Mail reported that Molner began his relationship with Couric while he was dating a significantly younger woman who he had been seeing for two years.

Citing the National Enquirer, the Daily Mail reported that Molner was dating a 27-year-old named Jessica Hsu when he was spotted about town with Couric. He reportedly dumped Hsu as soon as she became aware of his relationship with Couric.

Couric and Molner officially came out as a couple last May at a Met Gala, shortly after which she told People magazine that Molner is "Great. He's from Chicago. I love Midwesterners!"

In addition to serving as a special correspondent for ABC News, Couric currently hosts her own daytime syndicated talk show "Katie," which is produced by ABC and starts its second season on Sept. 9.

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Couric made headlines earlier this year when a phone number registered in her late husband's name made a string of 911 calls, leading to police reportedly responding to her Manhattan apartment at all hours of the night on multiple occasions.

In April, an unnamed police source told the New York Daily News that the phony 911 calls were a "technical glitch" triggered by "old wiring that literally would get crossed and send out a series of tones," and not a prankster as was originally thought.

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