Creag, who came to WNBC in 2011 and was one of the familiar faces on “Today in New York” that morning, wasn’t sick and didn’t work until Wednesday morning.
« For ten years Kat was one of our cornerstones, who was always ready to help with any situation, whether it was a coworker in need or a shift that needed to be covered, « said Amy Morris, vice president of news at WNBC, in an employee 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 winner was remembered for her love of Filipino food, her » limitless energy « and her lively smile.
Creag reported for » Today in New York, « which ran from 4:30 am to It will air 7:00 am and will air again at 11:00 am.
She wrote on her Twitter bio: « Sleep, what’s this ?! I go to work when you get home from the club. »
Creag graduated from New York University in 1996 and spent five years with Fox before joining NBC. She has won or competed in multiple Emmys, Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards throughout her career.
Co-reporters were stunned by Creag’s untimely death. « Kat, we love you and we can’t believe you left us, » tweeted PIX11 reporter Kirstin Cole. “The morning news crews in NYC are a tight group of night climbers. You are the nicest and dearest mother and person. I will always keep your smile in my heart. «
CNN correspondent Shimon Prokupecz wrote: » I think this morning of your lovely family and my former colleagues. She was the happiest and happiest person. “
Manila-born Creag is survived by her 14-year-old husband Bill Gafner and their three children – a son and two daughters.
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