Katherine Creag Biography – Katherine Creag Wiki
Katherine Creag was a Filipino-American television journalist. She was a reporter for NBC New York on the weekday newscast “Today in New York”. She joined WNBC in 2011. She graduated from New York University in 1996 and spent five years at Fox News before joining NBC.
Creag began her career at NY1 and worked for WNYW/Fox 5; KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas; WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina and WTVH in Syracuse, New York.
Creag received two Emmy, Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards for her coverage of breaking news. As part of NBC4’s continuing team-coverage of Hurricane Sandy, Creag earned a 2014 National Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award.
Creag graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and journalism. While at NYU, Kat edited the school newspaper and interned at area television stations.
The Manila, Philippines native was fluent in Tagalog and represented NBC 4 as host for Filipino community events. She was a supporter of multiple charities such as the American Cancer Society and United Way.
Katherine Creag Age
She was born on December 26, 1973, in Manila, Philippines. She died on February 10, 2021. She was 47 years old.
Katherine Creag Husband
She was married to her husband Bill Gafner. They were married for 14 years. Creag and her husband celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on September 2, 2020. She wrote on social media, “We planned our wedding to coincide with my mom’s birthday. She would’ve been 84 years young today. We miss and love her so much.”
Katherine Creag Children
She had three children, Jackson Danger Gafner, Gemma Darling Gafner, and Josephine Dae Gafner.
Katherine Creag Family
She was the daughter of Valentino Creag and the late Cecilia Creag. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Bill Gafner, and her three kids.
Katherine Creag Death
She passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening February 10, 2021, at the age of 47. She had not been ill and was working as recently as Wednesday morning, NBC New York reported. WNBC’s vice president of news, Amy Morris, said in an email to the staff: “For ten years Kat was one of our cornerstones, always willing to help in any situation, whether it was a colleague in need or a shift that needed to be covered. 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.”
Following the news of her death, Creag’s colleagues in journalism paid tribute to her on social media. Michael Sotto, executive producer of Spectrum News NY1, wrote on Twitter: “This is just heartbreaking news. Whenever I had to work the morning shift and ran into Katherine, I knew it was going to be a good day. She was so warm and always smiling, even at 3:00 a.m.”
Newsday reporter Cecilia Dowd tweeted: “The kindest person who always made me feel welcome “in the field” when I became a reporter. Always with a smile and a laugh, no matter the hour, no matter the deadline. Thinking of her loved ones. Just devastating.”
PIX11 reporter Kirstin Cole said, “Kat we love you and cannot believe you’ve left us. The morning news teams in NYC are a close bunch of middle-of-the-night risers. You are the kindest and most loving mother and human. I will hold your smile in my heart always.”
Katherine Creag Cause of Death
Katherine Creag’s cause of death was not revealed. According to NBC New York, “Her passing was unexpected; she had not been ill and was working as recently as Wednesday morning (the day she died).”
Katherine Creag Instagram
Katherine Creag went by the name KatCreagNYC on Instagram. Her Instagram account (@katcreagnyc) has over 600 followers. The account is set to private. Creag had posted on Twitter as recently as Wednesday morning, linking to a video on her Instagram account. You can view her on Twitter (@katcreag4NY). Her bio on Twitter read, “Sleep, what’s that?! I go to work when you’re coming home from the club.”