Katherine Creag was a Philippine-American TV reporter. She was born on December 26, 1973, in Manila, Philippines.
Born of Filipino-American origin, she attended college in New York City, New York, at New York University. Creag obtained instruction in newscasting during college while undertaking a senior thesis.
Her news station announced on February 10, 2021, that she died unexpectedly at the age of 47. According to NBC New York, she died Wednesday night suddenly after working earlier in the day.
The news station said that she was not sick. She’s been working there ever since 2011.
I’m absolutely devastated to hear of the sudden passing of Katherine Creag. She was my first-ever co-anchor at a professional TV station when we were both starting out in the business in Elmira, NY. She was a wonderful, funny, caring person. My thoughts go out to her family. 🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/0tHcJvaDOW
Creag lived with her husband, Bill Gafner, in the Manhattan borough of New York City.
The couple has 3 children named Josephine Dae Gafner, Jackson Danger Gafner, and Gemma Darling Gafner.
Her news career started on New York City’s NY1 television. Creag joined WNYW-TV in November 2010, also in New York City, where she reported on the Good Day New York and Fox 5 Midday newscasts for the station.
Creag has been a news reporter in New York City for WNBC television since 2011. She mainly reported for the morning news show on the channel: Today in New York, which airs from 4:30 a.m. Before 7:00 a.m.
She was also on view at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Weekend Today programs in New York and News 4 New York, 11:00 p.m.
On February 10, 2021, Creag died from an unspecified medical condition at the age of 47.
What a loss! Katherine Creag beamed with light every day. I can picture her greeting to my wife and I ‘Hello Mulcahys!!’ So sweet. Award winning in every way. #RipKatherinepic.twitter.com/NAh2mdG3m7
Shocked and Saddened by the sudden passing of WNBC reporter Katherine Creag. And yet I just only met you four and a half years ago as have you always motivated me whole in college. I will always cherish the moments that I have ran into you on the field. @katcreag4NYpic.twitter.com/fNtiD4osKo