Katherine Creag Bio, Wiki
Katherine Creag was a Filipino-American television journalist for NBC. She is being reported to have died suddenly Wednesday night Feb 10th, as per an announcement by NBC on Thursday. She was 47 years old. Creag received an Emmy Award for an interview with John F. Kennedy, Jr. She also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for her journalism.
Katherine Creag Career
Creag joined WNBC in 2011 and was among the familiar faces in the morning on “Today in New York,” Creag reported for “Today in New York,” which airs from 4:30 a.m. until 7 a.m. and appeared on-air again at 11 a.m. She wrote on her Twitter bio, “Sleep, what’s that?! I go to work when you’re coming home from the club.”
Creag graduated from New York University in 1996 and spent five years at Fox before signing on with NBC. She has won or shared in winning multiple Emmys, Associated Press, and Edward R. Murrow awards during her career.
Katherine Creag Husband (Bill Gafner) & Children
She resided in New York City’s Manhattan borough with her husband Bill Gafner and their kids, Jackson Danger Gafner, Gemma Darling Gafner, and Josephine Dae Gafner.
Katherine Creag Death & Cause
She unexpectedly died from an undisclosed medical condition on February 10, 2021. Katherine Creag is survived by Bill Gafner, her husband of 14 years, and her three children, including a son and two daughters.
She had not been ill and was working as recently as Wednesday morning. NBC called her death “unexpected” but did not disclose any other details.
“For ten years Kat was one of our cornerstones, always willing to help in any situation, whether it was a colleague in need of a shift that needed to be covered,” said WNBC’s vice president of news Amy Morris in a staff email. “She was thoughtful, funny, and relentless. And even on the toughest days, she was a bright light, quick with a kind word and a smile.”
The Emmy-winning journalist was remembered for her love of Filipino food and her “boundless energy.”
A little heart broken. This morning I was wondering why Katherine Creag wasnt on giving the news. Just now at 11 its revealed she died last night. My heart goes out to NBC4 NY and the Today in NY team. Its remarkable how much of an impact a news reporter can have on a community.
— Daniel Gomez (@JournoDaniel) February 11, 2021