Former Ad Executive Cresci-Rae Dies

Catherine Cresci-Rae, 69, former New York ad executive, died May 17, 2018, at her home in West Palm Beach after a long illness.

Cresci-Rae was formerly with the Lois Holland & Callaway ad agency and was the widow of Ian Rae, long-time News Corp. executive and former WNYW-TV news director who created Fox syndicated staple A Current Affair in the 1980s. Ian Rae died in 2014.

Cresci Rae was born in Greenwich Village, New York.

For a picture of Catherine and Ian, click here.

A life celebration will take place at St. Anthony's Church in New York in the next several months, details to be provided at a later date on a Facebook page the family plans to create.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.