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Katie Couric gets engaged to banker boyfriend John Molner

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Katie Couric is newly engaged to John Molner, her banker boyfriend of nearly two years.

Molner, 50, proposed to Couric, 56, at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y., according to People magazine, which said he popped for a "spectacular" diamond ring.

"Yes it's true!," the journalist-turned-talk show host tweeted early Tuesday. "So touched by all the kind Tweets & warm wishes-thank you! A great end to the summer & looking fwd to seeing you all Monday!!" (That's the day Couric's show "Katie" starts its second season.)

Couric has been a widow since her husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998. She has two daughters from that marriage, 21-year-old Ellie and 17-year-old Carrie.

"It’s actually surprising to me that it has been almost 15 years and I haven’t remarried," she told More magazine after she and Molner had been dating for about a year. "I think life is more fun when you have someone in your life. And I always wanted to find a father figure for my daughters, but it hasn’t worked out that way. I’ve had long-term relationships, but they haven’t turned into lifelong partners."

Until now, right?

Molner is head of mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, where he's a partner, according to the company's website.

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