Turner Dating 28-Year-Old Professor

Wednesday, May 24th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Ted Turner, who split from wife Jane Fonda in January, is dating an English professor less than half his age.

Turner, the 61-year-old CNN founder who is now vice chairman of Time Warner, has told friends he's been bowled over by 28-year-old Karen Rosenfeld, an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Reached by phone, Rosenfeld confirmed that she and Turner are an item but told the News, ``I don't feel comfortable talking to you, so I'm hanging up.''

Rosenfeld is working on a doctoral degree at Columbia University but declined to discuss her dissertation, calling it ``too boring.''

Turner married Fonda, his third wife, in 1991. He has five children from his two earlier marriages.