‘Today’ honors WNBC reporter Katherine Creag – Deadline

NBC Today The show this morning paid tribute to Katherine Creag, the WNBC New York affiliate reporter who died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday at age 47. Watch the segment below.

Today News anchor Craig Melvin remembered Creag as a “great mom, great friend and she was a great reporter.”

Presentation of the segment, Today Co-host Savannah Guthrie said, “All of us here are really heartbroken. Kat was part of our extended family here at NBC, and a beloved part of our local station WNBC.

WNBC anchor Darlene Rodriguez, visiting the Today ready to share memories and a video montage of Creag’s memorable morning reports, said, “Kat was a light. She had this very special spirit and energy in her. She came to your space, you were immediately raised because no matter what, she was always in a good mood.

Creag’s death was announced yesterday by WNBC. The reporter had appeared that morning on the Today in New York morning show, and had not been sick.

Rodriguez said on Today this morning that a cause of death had not yet been revealed. “We still don’t know,” Rodriguez said, adding that “the family will decide what they want to discuss.”

Creag is survived by her husband Bill Gafner and her children Jack, Gemma and Josie.

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