- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel didn’t have to look too far for his new fiancee.

The ABC funnyman is newly engaged to girlfriend Molly McNearney. His spokesman, Lewis Kay, said Wednesday that Mr. Kimmel popped the question during a recent vacation in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

Ms. McNearney is the co-head writer for the network’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” They started dating in 2009 after Mr. Kimmel’s breakup with comic Sarah Silverman.

Mr. Kimmel is 44, 10 years older than his fiancee. The engagement was first reported by People magazine.