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Katie Couric reveals plans for summer wedding

Katie Couric and fiancé John Molner
Photo by Jamie McCarthy

Katie Couric plans to marry Chicago financier John Molner later this year, the talk show host revealed Friday to Howard Stern at his personal birthday party, reported the New York Daily News on Sunday, Feb. 2. Couric, 56, who formerly hosted the Today show, has been a widow since 1998.

"He's great. He's from Chicago," Couric gushed about her fiancé two years ago, when she first made the relationship public. "I love Midwesterners!"

The wedding will be small and private, Couric said. No location has yet been announced, and only the families will be in attendance. Apparently Stern worried about his own potential invitation to the ceremony and festivities, but Katic Couric reassured him there would be a party, and his name would be on the list.

Katie Couric’s wedding to John Molner, 50, comes after two years of serious dating. It is the first permanent relationship for the journalist – often referred to as “perky” – who lost her first husband, Jay Monahan, to colon cancer 16 years ago. The couple had two daughters, Ellie, who is now 21, and Carrie, who is 17.

And it comes at a time of moving forward for Katie Couric, from her failed talk show to a $6 million future with Yahoo. "I used to worry a lot about the future," she is quoted as having said. "Who knows what it will bring?" Her fans hope it will bring happiness.