Well, according to the link at r6 she was very much alive in the 1990s.
That was al I could find when I googled her, too, r6, but I got the feeling it was a few years old.
Its so strange. I did a Google image search using her name along with the WNBC, critic and New York and except for what R6 found, there is nothing there. Its almost as if she never existed. Even Rose Ann Scamardella has a Wiki page. Why no Katie?
Chauncey Howell was also a very loud Streisand hater on Live at 5. I couldn't believe they let him do it.
I met Chauncey on the street a couple years ago. I ran into an elderly neighbor who was with him and introduced me. The neighbor is a really good guy, so the fact that they are friends speaks well of Chauncey.
Chauncey still shows up on News12 Long Island on occasion. But Katie.? You can't even find a photo of her in one of her bow tie outfits.
(My iPhone just corrected "Bowtie outfits" to "Bowie outfits." I wonder how Katie would look in a Space Oddity outfit.)
Other oldster newscasters I remember from the newscaster days before the requirement to be a model-beautiful mixed race person: Robert Lape, Kevin Saunders, Pia Lindstrom, Gabe Pressman, Doug Johnson, the horrid little Milton Lewis, Melba Tolliver, Felipe Luciano, Jim Bouten, Joel Siegal. I think Gil Noble still has a show on wabc-tv.
I remember reading a story in the 1990s about rent control people who were complaining about their landlord. One of them was Milton Lewis and I think he was paying less than $300 a month. The guy had been a highly-paid news reporter and was probably paying $100 a month back when he was working at eyewitness news. I had no sympathy for him.