Katherine Creag

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Journalist (1973)
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Katherine Creag was an Emmy-winning Filipino-American television journalist who served as a news reporter for WNBC television in New York City. But she is best known for NBC's work on Today in New York and as well as WNYW's work on Good Day New York. 

Katherine was born on 26 December 1973 in New York. She is the daughter of Valentino Creag (father) and the late Cecilia Creag (mother). Further, she studied at New York University which is located in New York City, New York. So far, she holds American citizenship and is of Asian ethnicity.

Katherine Is No More In This World

The TV personality Katherine who was grabbing wider media attention from her incredible journalism work is no more in this world. 

The TV personality Katherine Creag died on February 10, 2021.
Image: The TV personality Katherine Creag died on February 10, 2021.
Source: NBC News

The woman died on February 10, 2021, in Manhattan, New York. At the time of the death, Creag was 47 years old. 

The exact reason behind Katherine's death is unknown but as per some sources, the reason behind her demise was the sudden "cardiopulmonary condition." Many of Creag's fans, friends, and well-wishers light up with tribute after her death.  

Who Was Katherine Creag's Married?

Katherine was in a marital relationship with William Gafner, the son of Marcia and George Gafner. He is designing new technologies for ION Trading's New York office, a London-based company that is creating applications for financial institutions.

Katherine Creag Married Her Husband, William Gafner On September 2, 2006
Caption: On July 25, 2010, Katherine Creag and Edward Wilkerson attend JAGUAR & DIVERSITY AFFLUENCE Brunch Honoring Leaders, Achievers, and Pioneers of Diversity in Quogue, NY
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The news anchor Creag and Gafner exchanged the wedding vows on September 2, 2006, in the presence of their loved ones. Their private ceremony took place at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

From the wedding day, Creag and Gafner who graduated from Cornell lead a peaceful married life From the strong and healthy marital life, Katherine and William have together shared three children, one son, and two daughters. They are Jackson Danger Gafner, Gemma Darling Gafner, and Josephine Dae Gafner

Katherine Creag and Her Husband, William Gafner Are Parents Of Three Children
Photo: Katherine Creag's Waiting For Her Kids' School Bus With Her Kids At The Bus Stop
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Everything was going fine. The Gafner family of five was living merrily sharing a good bonding. However, the tragic demise of Katherine shattered the happiness of the family. 

Katherine Creag's Total Net Worth At The Time Of Death

The American journalist Katherine Creag must earn a decent amount of money during her nearly two decades of a journalism career. While the exact amount of her net worth is unknown. It is estimated that she had a net worth of $700,000 at the time of her death.

According to various resources, the NBC television network pays journalists more than $53,000 on average. Thus working for around a decade at NBC Creag might have received an impressive sum of wealth. 

Likewise, WNBC's highest-paid newscaster is Chuck Scarborough who makes an annual payment of $500,000 for his work on the 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. Another NBC former reporter Sue Simmons has made around $50,000 per year until her retirement in 2012 from WNBC TV News.

Her Journalism Career

Born Of Filipino-American descent, Katherine started her reporting working at NY1 television in New York City. Then, she moved to WNYW-TV in November 2010 where she worked for Good Day New York and Fox 5 Midday.

Katherine Creag's Reporting The Drive-Through Testing Expands Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Image: Katherine Creag's Reporting The Drive-Through Testing Expands Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
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Creag joined WNBC Television in 2011 as a news reporter in New York City. Now, she mostly reports for the morning news show of the channel titled Today in New York on the NBC 4 airing at 4:30 a.m. Till 7:00.00. Then again at 11 a.m., for News 4.

She also presents Weekend Today in New York for Saturday and Sunday shows, and News 4 New York at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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