Erie News Anchor Emily Matson Remembered for Passionate Reporting

The sudden and unexpected death of Pennsylvania news anchor Emily Matson, aged 42, was announced on Monday by Erie News Now, leaving the Erie community in mourning.

The cause of her death has not been disclosed, and she is survived by her husband, Ryan.

A Shining Light in Erie News:

Matson, a prominent figure in Erie News Now for the past 20 years, had become a beloved and familiar presence.

Her last on-air appearance was on Friday, and the news of her passing was shared by her station, expressing deep sorrow for the loss. The parent company conveyed heartfelt condolences to the Matson family and her husband, Ryan.

Colleague’s Devastation:

Matson’s colleagues expressed their devastation at the sudden loss, describing her as a radiant presence in the newsroom and studio.

Meteorologist Sara Tonks reminisced about Matson’s welcoming nature, recalling instances where she made newcomers feel included and shared warm memories of their interactions.

Former colleague Katie McGraw conveyed the incredible loss felt by describing Matson as hilarious, witty, kind, fiery, talented, fabulous, and fun.

Fond Memories Shared:

Memories of Emily Matson were shared by John Stehlin, who posted a photo on Facebook of the two enjoying brownies on National Brownie Day. Colleagues and fans alike are leaving messages of sympathy, expressing the impact Matson had on their lives and expressing condolences to her family.

Community Grieves:

The Erie community is grappling with the loss of a dedicated news anchor known for her passion and love for the region.

Matson’s legacy extends beyond her reporting, as she was remembered for her kindness, inclusivity, and the positive atmosphere she created in the newsroom. The void left by Emily Matson’s passing is deeply felt in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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