Katie Couric is engaged to her boyfriend of two years John Molner, her rep confirms.
The veteran TV journalist and the NYC-based financier went public with their romance in the spring of 2012. Couric's first husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998, which left her to raise daughters Ellie and Carrie alone. Prior to Molner, the 56-year-old single mom dated Brooks Perlin for five years before splitting in 2011.
"I always wanted a father figure for my daughters [Ellie and Carrie], but it hasn't worked out that way. I've had long-term relationships, but they haven't turned into life-long partners," she confessed to More magazine back in January.
So what's her new fiance like?
"He's great. I love Midwesterners," she told reporters last year.
Katie Couric is speaking out about Kim Kardashian's insinuation that she's two-faced. The journalist told E! News that her gift is genuine and she didn't mean to offend Kim Kardashian when she questioned why the reality star was famous in an In Touch article.
Her remarks prompted Kim to Instagram a photo on Friday of Katie's gift for baby North West and card that read, "Dear Kim and Kanye, Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! ... And may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition ... Fondly, Katie Couric." She captioned it with the hashtags #IHateFakeMediaFriends and #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkS--t.
"I've met Kim before and I think she's a really sweet person," Katie said in a statement. "I was responding to a reporter's question, and explaining how I'm intrigued by the public's fascination with her family. I didn't mean to hurt her feelings. The gift is genuine, and I'm happy for Kim and Kanye."
Sister Khloé Kardashian had applauded Kim's post, tweeting, "God I love this new side of u!" Kanye seems to be rubbing off on her.
Lady Gaga will sit down with Katie Couric for ABC's holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, and not only will the pop superstar perform eight songs (including several Christmas classics), but she will also chat with Couric and a handful of young students at her alma mater, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manhattan.
"We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon. This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers," Couric told the press. "She will impress you, delight you and surprise you."
The 90-minute special airs on November 24, and get this -- Gaga is also going to cook deep-fried turkey and waffles as the cameras roll!
Katie Couric is heading to ABC for her own daily talk show for a reported $20 million a year.
The former Today show anchor announced she was leaving the CBS Evening News back in April.
As for her new gig, ABC News President Ben Sherwood made the following statement:
"A versatile journalist, interviewer and storyteller, Katie will contribute across all of our broadcasts and online, joining our powerhouse line-up of anchors and correspondents as the ultimate utility player."
Couric's show is expected to debut in the fall of 2012. Find out who is taking over Katie's spot at CBS ... after the jump.
Apparently Sarah Palin is still bitter about the 2008 interview Katie Couric conducted that made Palin appear uniformed, to say the least.
After Couric announced her plans to step down as the CBS Evening News anchor to focus on "multidimensional storytelling," Palin cracked to Fox News:
"Yeah, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more 'multidimensional storytelling' versus I guess just the 'straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen storytelling.' More power to her. I wish her well in her 'multidimensional storytelling.'"
Katie Couric has finally announced her official departure from the CBS Evening News.
The former Today anchorwoman tells People:
"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News. I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."
As for her future plans, Couric adds:
"I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling ... still being discussed."
Aside from planning her next TV move, Couric is also busy promoting her latest book. Find out the title ... after the jump.