The Tragic Death Of Katherine Creag

News broke on Feb. 12, 2021 that beloved longtime NBC New York news anchor Katherine Creag had died suddenly the day prior evening at the age of 47, according to News 4. The anchor had been a fixture of morning news in New York City on Today in New York and had worked for the news organization for over a decade.

Creag was a native of Manila, Philippines and had graduated from NYU in 1996. She went on to win or share multiple Emmys, AP, and Murrow awards over the course of her long career. The short obituary stated that Creag was a supporter of many charities, and is survived by her husband of 14 years and their three children.

New York City residents are already devastated to find her missing from their morning news team. Indeed, prominent New Yorkers and politicians, as well as her former coworkers, have begun releasing statements lamenting her shocking loss. 

Katherine Creag was a fixture of NYC morning news

News of longtime NBC New York news anchor Katherine Creag's death came as a shock to many. According to News 4, she had not been ill, and had even come to work on Wednesday morning. As of this writing, her cause of death is still unknown.

In a touching email to staff, WNBC's vice president of news, Amy Morris, wrote, "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."

Other New Yorkers also took to social media to offer their regret and condolences, including Senator Chuck Schumer, who wrote on Twitter, "Kat was a beloved and hard-working NYC reporter with an infectious laugh. She will be greatly missed." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also offered condolences on Twitter, writing, "Katherine Creag was dedicated to connecting with New Yorkers and sharing their stories. She worked tirelessly for our city. @NYCFirstLady and I send our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the @NBCNewYork community." It's clear that Katherine Creag will be deeply missed.