updated 09/05/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/05/2013 AT 11:15 AM ET
What a match!
The Katie host, 56, showed off the sparkling diamond ring Wednesday night at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.
“It took me a while to say yes, because I was so confused!” Couric tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story of the proposal by Molner, 50, on a beach in East Hampton, N.Y., over Labor Day weekend. “It took a long time for my brain to process what was going on.”
She quickly came to her senses, though. “I knew that I wanted this,” she says of getting engaged. “I made it a priority, and I pursued it with some purpose.”