Katie Couric Getting Married Again -- to Wealthy Banker

People magazine reported Katie Couric is getting married again. Boyfriend John Molner, 50, a banker, popped the question to Couric, 56, with “a spectacular diamond ring at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y. “

A widow since her first husband Jay Monahan died from colon cancer in 1998, Couric spent five years dating Brooks Perlin, who was 17 years younger than she was. Couric told USA Today that Molner was “a little more age appropriate.” Molner works as head of mergers and acquisitions for Brown Brothers Harriman, the oldest and largest private bank in the United States.  He's currently based in Chicago, but the New York office is right off Zuccotti Park -- very One Percent!

"When the girls were really little, I always imagined I would be modern-day Carol Brady," Couric told People in 2011 about her years raising daughters Ellie, 21, and Carrie, 17, on her own while hoping for a second wedding.

The second season of her Oprah-style syndicated talk show begins next Monday.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis