Has Katie Couric got a new man TV anchor spotted with one of New York's wealthiest financiers
17:36 GMT, 31 July 2012
Katie Couric seems to have found love again with one of New York's wealthiest financiers.
The 55-year-old former Today anchor, who split from 37-year-old Brooks Perlin several months ago, is reportedly dating handsome financier, John Molner.
Slightly younger Mr Molner, 49, is the head of mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, and according to the New York Post, the pair have been dating for a few months and are 'very happy together.'
New love: Katie Couric, 55, (left) who
split from 37-year-old Brooks Perlin earlier this year, is reportedly
dating handsome financier, John Molner, 49 (right)
Making an unusual public appearance together over the weekend at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Cancer Benefit, a guest said: '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.'
Old flame: The 55-year-old former Today anchor, split from 37-year-old Brooks Perlin several months ago
Guests also revealed how Mr Molner chivalrously escorted the ABC host through mud following a rainstorm.
One witness said: 'He held her hand and put his arm around her to make sure she didn’t slip on the mud.
'The two went in the back door of [Howard] Sobels’ house with their feet and shoes a muddy mess, and emerged 15 minutes later in the front of the house all cleaned up. They were kissing in the driveway before driving away together.'
The mother-of-two, who lost her husband Jay Monahan to colon cancer in 1998, began dating Mr Perlin, 17 years her junior, in 2006 after they met at a Louis Licari hair
salon event held to raise money for cancer research.
Speaking later of their meeting she said: 'I thought he was really cute. He asked me if I wanted to have dinner
sometime and I liked that it was so direct and natural.'
However five years later, a friend of Ms Couric's told the New York Post: 'They have decided to move on. Brooks is a great person
and a real gentleman. He and Katie enjoyed their time together.'