WNBC ‘Today In New York’ Reporter Was 47 – Deadline

Katherine Craig, New York-based WNBC reporter and a familiar presence on the station’s morning news program Today in New YorkHe died unexpectedly last night. She was 47 years old.

Her death was announced today by WNBC. The cause has not been determined, as WNBC indicated that Creag was not ill and had been operating as late as Wednesday morning.

WNBC Vice President of News, Amy Morris, said in an email to the staff, “For ten years, Cat has been one of our mainstays, always ready to help out in any situation, whether it’s a colleague in need or a change that needs coverage,” the staff. “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,

Born in Manila, Craig joined WNBC in 2011 after five years at Fox. Craig graduated in 1996 from New York University, and has won or co-won several Emmys, AP, and Murrow Awards over the course of her career that has also taken her to Dallas, Charlotte, and Syracuse.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted his condolences today, writing: “Katherine Craig was dedicated to connecting with New Yorkers and sharing their stories. She worked tirelessly for our city.”

Craig is survived by husband Bill Gaffner, a son and two daughters.

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