Who is Kathryn Kranhold? Lisa Banes' wife issues plea to catch hit-and-run driver

Eve Edwards June 6, 2021

Who is Kathryn Kranhold? The wife of Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes has issued a plea to catch the hit-and-run driver who has left Lisa hospitalised in New York City.

On Sunday, 6 June 2021, Kathryn Kranhold gave a statement to the New York Daily News about her wife’s condition. Kathryn said: “We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa. If anyone has any information about the scooter driver, we ask them to please call police.”

Lisa Banes was struck by a driver on a motorised scooter on Friday, 4 June 2021. She has been in critical condition since the accident and is being treated for “substantial injuries” at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital.

Who is Kathryn Kranhold?

Kathryn Kranhold is a contributing reporter for the Centre for Public Integrity. Her work focuses on writing about the economic effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Previous roles Kathryn has held include a staff reporter role for The Wall Street Journal and The Hartford Courant. Kathryn started out at the Courant in 1986, remaining there until August 1996 when she moved to the Journal.

She also has bylines in the likes of HuffPost, NBC News, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard. You can read some of Kathryn’s select works on Muck Rack.

Kathryn has also held many other roles, outside of her journalistic work. She was appointed as UCLA’s associate vice-chancellor for university communications and marketing. This role started on 1 December 2015.

In March 2013, Kathryn was appointed executive vice-president in the LA office of Edelman, a global communication marketing firm. 

Kathryn also joined Walt Disney Co as senior vice-president of corporate communications.

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Kathryn Kranhold: Age

Kathryn Kranhold is reportedly 61 years old as of June 2021. Her birthday is on 17 December, making her a Sagittarius.

Lisa Banes was born on 9 July 1955 in Ohio. This makes her currently 65 years old.

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Kathryn Kranhold and Lisa Banes: Marriage

Kathryn Kranhold and Lisa Banes mainly keep their relationship out of the spotlight.

What we do know about their marriage is they wed in a ceremony at City Hall four years ago. They have been together since at least 2014.

The couple are based in Los Angeles, California. Lisa Banes was in New York at the time of her crash to perform a two-woman show being streamed by the Manhattan Theater Club. 

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