Erie, Pennsylvania news anchor Emily Matson, a beloved figure in the community was tragically killed when she was struck by a train in Fairview on Monday. Her sudden death has since been ruled as an apparent suicide by the Erie County Coroner’s Office. Matson, The evidence surrounding her death has led investigators to conclude that it was a deliberate act, sparking shock and grief among Matson’s colleagues and friends.
Matson had been a dedicated news anchor for Erie News Now for 19 years, co-anchoring the evening news alongside respected journalists John Stehlin and Mike Ruzzi. Described as an upbeat and positive person, Matson made a lasting impact on her colleagues and was always willing to offer support and encouragement. The news of her passing has left the newsroom inconsolable, with tributes pouring in from fellow journalists who remember her as a shining light.
Within the newsroom, Matson was known and loved for her positive attitude and supportiveness toward others. Colleagues fondly remember her as someone who always brought laughter and humor to the workplace. The shock and grief of Matson’s sudden passing reverberate throughout the journalism community, with tributes pouring in from those she worked alongside.
Lilly Broadcasting, the parent company of Erie News Now, released a statement mourning the loss of Matson. Their heartfelt message highlighted her unwavering dedication to journalism and her love for the Erie community. The company also extended their condolences to Matson’s family, particularly her husband, Ryan, during this difficult time.
While further details surrounding Matson’s death have not been provided by the Erie County Coroner’s Office, it is important to respect the privacy of the grieving family. Matson’s passing serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and support. Her impact on the journalism industry and her community will not be forgotten.