TO UPDATE: Pennsylvania news anchor Emily Matson made headlines this week following news of her death. The WICU-TV personality died at age 42 when she was struck and killed by a train.

Now, multiple sources are reporting that Matson died by suicide. The Erie County Coroner's Office concluded that the fatal incident was a suicide, TMZ reports.

DECEMBER 11: Emily Matson, a popular and award-winning news anchor and reporter at WICU-TV in Erie, PA, for nearly two decades, has died. She was 42 years old.

NBC affiliate WICU's parent company, Lilly Broadcasting, confirmed his death on Dec. 11 but offered no other details.

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our beloved Erie News Now anchor, Emily Matson,” Lilly Broadcasting said in a statement. “Emily was a shining light in our newsroom, delivering news with the passion and love she had for the community of Erie and northwestern Pennsylvania. We loved Emily so much and our hearts go out to the Matson family and her husband Ryan at this time.”

Matson began her career as an intern at Erie's WJET-TV in the early 2000s. Moving to WICU, she produced the station's morning show for two years before taking a job as an on-air reporter. “I was sad to leave the morning team, but excited when I was offered the reporting job I had been seeking,” Matson wrote on his bio page. “As a general assignment reporter, I have focused on crime reporting since my first day on the job and I love it! I feel like I am truly making a difference in the Erie community by meeting new people and telling stories that affect everyone every day.”

She co-anchored WICU nightly at 7pm and 11pm and was a two-time winner of the Outstanding Spot News Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

“One of the things I love about my job is that no day is EVER the same,” Matson wrote in his biography. “I love breaking news situations.”

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