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Tributes pour in for ITV news editor Emily Morgan who lost her life to lung cancer

The journalism community and viewers of ITV Network News are mourning the loss of Emily Morgan, a renowned journalist who served as the Health and Science Editor for the network. ITN News released a statement expressing their deep sadness as they shared the news of Emily’s passing at the age of 45 after battling lung cancer.

Emily, who hailed from Brighton and resided in Hurstpierpoint, leaves behind a loving family, including her two daughters. Her exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and warm presence made her a cherished member of the ITV Newsroom for the past 23 years.

In a heartfelt statement, Andrew Dagnell, the editor of ITV Network News, paid tribute to Emily’s remarkable contributions. He described her as not only an incredibly skilled journalist but also someone who was deeply loved by her colleagues. Her absence will be deeply felt by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

As the Health and Science Editor, Emily played a pivotal role in shaping the network’s coverage during some of the most critical stories of our time. Her courageous reporting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic showcased her unwavering commitment to her craft. Emily fearlessly visited hospitals and frontline healthcare workers, sharing their stories with viewers. Her reporting shed light on the immense pressure and strain faced by NHS workers, establishing her as a trusted voice during an unprecedented and challenging period.

Emily’s passion for her role was evident in every aspect of her work, serving as a constant reminder of the importance of journalism. Her dedication to informing and educating viewers will continue to inspire her colleagues and all those who were fortunate enough to work alongside her.

ITN News expressed their deepest condolences and extended their thoughts to Emily’s grieving family. Andrew Dagnell acknowledged that while Emily was proud of her journalistic accomplishments, her greatest source of pride and joy was her family, whom she adored. The network stands in solidarity with Emily’s loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time, sending them love and support.

In her career, Emily Morgan distinguished herself as an exceptional journalist, a devoted mother and wife, and a true trailblazer in the field. Her professionalism, friendship, and enormous contributions to the industry and public discourse will leave an indelible mark that will not be forgotten.

The passing of Emily Morgan is not only a loss for ITV Network News but for the entire journalism community.

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