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Jimmy Kimmel Engaged to Writer From His Show

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney reportedly became engaged during South Africa vacation

Jimmy Kimmel is heading toward the altar.

Getty ImagesThe late-night host has become engaged to Molly McNearney, 34, a head writer on Kimmel's show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" a spokesman for Kimmel told TheWrap.

No further details were given, but according to People, the couple — who have been dating since 2009 — became engaged while vacationing in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Kimmel, 44, has been married once before, and dated Sarah Silverman for five years before their 2009 breakup. This will be McNearney's first marriage.

Kimmel will host the Emmy Awards on Sept. 23.