This NBC video in New York still features Katherine Creag, a reporter who previously worked at WTVH in Syracuse, NY

Former Syracuse television reporter Katherine Creag died suddenly on Wednesday night, NBC 4 New York (WNBC) told

on Thursday

WNBC said Creag, known for her distinctive voice and hearty laugh, passed away unexpectedly overnight; cause of death was not disclosed; She was not sick and only worked on Wednesday morning, the television station said with

Hailing from Manila, Philippines, Creag worked at CBS 5 (WTVH) in Syracuse more than 20 years ago before merging with NBC 3 (WSTM) to form CNY Central. She was there from roughly 1998 to 2000, at the same time Time like David Muir, Maureen Green and long-time CNY central anchor Matt Mulcachy

“What a loss! Katherine Creag shone with light every day I can imagine her greeting to my wife and I say “Hello Mulcahys !!” So cute. Award winning #RipKatherine in every way, ”wrote Mulcahy on Twitter

Mulcahy told Syracuse | The Post Standard that he was friends with over the years with Creag when he saw her at Christmas Mass in Romeand in New York City during the New York Emmy Awards

“The first thing that strikes you is that she was a ray of light every day,” Mulcahy said. “She always smiled and accepted everything. She was very easy-going and very professional. She was also gifted as a communicator”

“There are certain people who connect friends with other people,” he added. “She was friends with many people who connected person” A “to” C “, and she was person” B “in the Middle It is a testament to her personality and her energy you will definitely be missed ”

Former Syracuse television reporter Katherine Creag is pictured second from left in this photo shared by CNY central anchor Matt Mulcahy, far right Courtesy of Matt Mulcahy

“It’s just so sad I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful woman when she was just starting her career at WTVH,” Lou Gulino wrote on Facebook. “She was intelligent, hardworking and it was just a pleasure to be here It’s so heartbreaking to know she’s leaving three young children ”

“It hurts,” added Ryan Fisher, former WTVH news producer, who worked with Creag on Fox 5 in New York. “Katherine Creag was just the best. Like the best. My first memories of Kat are from that time when I didn’t know her, but I saw her as a reporter in Syracuse on the ward that later hired me for my first production job. Although we never worked there, it was the basis for as many “familiar” connections as she was in NYC arrived and we met in the middle of the night. You’d better think I’ll have a drink for you today, Kat. The night shift will never be the same anywhere without you ”

Creag graduated from New York University in 1996 and began her career at NY1 in New York. She also worked for WNYW / Fox 5 in New York City; KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas; and WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina before joining NBC New York in 2011

“For ten years, Kat was one of our cornerstones, always ready to help in any situation, whether it was a coworker in need or a shift that needed to be covered. She was thoughtful, funny and relentless. And even with them toughest days she was a bright light, quick with a kind word and a smile, “said Amy Morris, vice president of news at WNBC, in a statement

Creag won or shared several Emmys, AP and Edward R Murrow Awards in Her Career

She survived on her 14-year-old husband, Central New York-born Bill Gafner, and three young children

This Hurts Katherine Creag Was Simply the Best Like Only the Best We shared our professional lives for about 6

What a loss! Katherine Creag shone with light every day I can imagine how she greets my wife and I say ‘Hello Mulcahys !!’ So cute Award winning in every way #RipKatherine picTwittercom / NAh2mdG3m7

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