Katie Couric may want to assign a couple of her investigative reporters at the “CBS Evening News” to shadow Brooks Perlin, her new boy-toy.
Perlin, 33 - whom Couric, 50, snagged at a Louis Licari salon event last fall and has been running around with since - seems to have a hard time settling down in a career as well as having a “pattern” of dating older women, a source says.
Not only has Perlin worked for three Connecticut-based hedge funds in the last five years, he hasn’t had a full-time job since September, a source told the Post’s Marianne Garvey.
He last worked at Keel Capital Management in Stamford but left to start a Queens-based company that creates environmentally friendly, green-building products. Before that, the spin-class-obsessed triathlete worked for a short time at both Pequot Capital Management and Grange Park, a hedge fund that’s now closed.
“If someone isn’t working out at three hedge funds, chances are it’s not the place you’re working at,” said the source. “Brooks is a free spirit, but he’s a 33-year-old going on 18. And he hasn’t taken life seriously so far - he’s trying to figure himself out.”
According to the source, Perlin’s lack of focus stems from a “horrible accident that happened to an immediate family member” in his past. “It happened sometime before he was 10 years old, it was just an accident. After that, he was sheltered and he was very protected,” said our source, who adds Perlin “has a pattern of dating women much older and has a very complicated relationship with his mother over what happened.”
Meanwhile, we’ve learned that his mom, Anne Perlin, was busted last November for fourth-degree larceny. She was found guilty and fined $200 in a Stamford court.
Couric has often been spotted getting out of her limousine and heading to Perlin’s East Side apartment near Sutton Place, where a female resident complained that he “checks out every girl that walks by.” An ex-girlfriend of Perlin also backs up the claim, saying, “That’s totally accurate, he has a wandering eye.”