09/03/2013 08:51 am ET Updated Sep 03, 2013

Katie Couric Engaged To John Molner

Katie Couric got engaged to her boyfriend John Molner over Labor Day weekend, People magazine reported Tuesday.

Molner proposed with a diamond ring at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, and Couric "ecstatically" accepted, according to the magazine. A spokesperson for Couric confirmed the engagement to People.

Couric became a widow when her husband Jay Monahan died from colon cancer in 1998. She has said in the past that she would be "open" to re-marrying. Molner will be stepfather to Couric’s two daughters, Ellie and Carrie, ABC News noted.

Couric and Molner, head of mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, first stepped out together in spring 2012, and have appeared all over New York City together.

“We’re having a great time. He’s really funny and very successful in his own right. In a different line of work. A little more age appropriate,” Couric told USA Today in May.



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