Katie Couric is dating financier John Molner, head of mergers and acquisitions at investment bank and securities firm Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.
Seven months after splitting with her boyfriend of five years, Brooks Perlin, who is 17 years her junior, Couric, 55, made her first public appearance with Molner, 49, at Saturday’s Ellen Hermanson Breast Cancer Benefit.
“Katie looked better than ever and, clearly in love, did her best to keep her relationship with John low-key. She was careful not to be photographed with him, but they were clearly together. They looked good together and other guests remarked that he seemed a more age-appropriate match,” a guest tells Page Six.
Another witness says Couric and Molner were “kissing in the driveway before driving away together.”
According to sources, the two began dating a few months ago after being introduced by friends and are “very happy together.”
Couric’s new talk show, Katie, premieres September 10.
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