NBC New York reporter Katherine Creag, who was a familiar face to those who turned to Channel 4 for local news, died suddenly Wednesday, according to the station.
Creag, 47, started at WNBC in 2011 and covered a variety of topics.
She was not ill and had worked as recently as Wednesday morning, the station reported. No other details were shared.
“Instantly recognizable for her distinctive voice and hearty laugh, Creag was the first face many New Yorkers woke up to every day,” NBC New York said.
Known as Kat to her co-hosts and viewers, Creag spent five years at Fox before joining NBC. The New York University graduate won or shared in winning multiple Emmy, AP and Murrow awards.