NBC New York reporter Katherine Creag dies instantly at 47

Veteran NBC New York reporter Katherine Creag died suddenly Wednesday evening, the network introduced Thursday.

She was 47.

Creag, who joined WNBC in 2011 and was among the familiar faces in the morning on “These days in New York,” experienced not been sick and was working as lately as Wednesday early morning.

The network called her death “unexpected” but did not disclose any other specifics.

“For 10 decades Kat was 1 of our cornerstones, constantly willing to help in any scenario, no matter if it was a colleague in require or a shift that necessary to be covered,” said WNBC’s Vice President of Information Amy Morris in a employees e-mail. “She was thoughtful, amusing and relentless. And even on the toughest days she was a dazzling mild, quick with a sort term and a smile.”

The Emmy-profitable journalist was remembered for her appreciate of Filipino foods, her “boundless vitality” and her vivacious smile.


Creag described for “Now in New York,” which airs from 4:30 to 7 a.m., and appeared on air once again at 11 a.m.

She wrote on her Twitter bio, “Rest, what is that?! I go to perform when you’re coming house from the club.”

Creag graduated from New York University in 1996 and expended 5 decades at Fox ahead of signing on with NBC. She has received or shared in winning a number of Emmys, Affiliated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards in the course of her vocation.

Fellow reporters ended up shocked about Creag’s premature dying. “Kat we really like you and can not believe that you’ve still left us,” tweeted PIX11 reporter Kirstin Cole. “The early morning news groups in NYC are a near bunch of center-of-the-night time risers. You are the kindest and most loving mother and human. I will hold your smile in my coronary heart generally.” 

CNN correspondent Shimon Prokupecz wrote, “Contemplating of her charming relatives and my former colleagues this morning. She was the most cheery and just joyful human being.” 

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Creag, a indigenous of Manila, is survived by her husband of 14 several years, Monthly bill Gafner, and her 3 little ones — a son and two daughters.

Gafner could not straight away be attained.