Sara Kronenberg and Steve Bowen, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement.
Parents of the future bride are Art and Karen Olson Kronenberg of Wauwatosa. Parents of the future groom are Mike and Cindy Bowen of Tampa, Florida.
The bride-to-be graduated from Wauwatosa West High School in 2001, and holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. She is employed at CBS News in Chicago.
The groom-elect graduated from Palm Harbor University High School, Tampa, Florida, in 2001, and holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is employed at Aon in Chicago.
The couple is planning a July 2017 wedding in Chicago.
The groom-to-be served as a science adviser in the Obama administration. The surprise proposal happened in the White House Press Briefing Room, with the help of the West Wing staff.