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Ms Morgan worked as a journalist at ITV News for 23 years, and colleagues have described her as a 'true trailblazer', a 'fearless journalist' and 'a devoted mum'.
During his broadcasted tribute, Mr Vincent said: 'Now, We regularly report upsetting events that affects people's lives. Tonight we have something to report that has affected all of us at ITV news very deeply.
'It is the death after a short illness of our on-screen colleague and much-loved friend Emily Morgan, our much loved health and science editor.'
He added: 'Emily worked here for 23 years first behind the scenes as a producer, but for most of that time lighting up our programmes every day as a political and then health reporter.
This is the moment ITV News anchor Geraint Vincent fought back tears during an emotional tribute to his late colleague Emily Morgan after she died aged 45 following a short battle with lung cancer
Emily Morgan worked as a journalist at ITV News for 23 years, and colleagues have described her as a 'true trailblazer', a 'fearless journalist' and 'a devoted mum'
'At 45 years old, she was at the very top of her game as anyone who followed her peerless reporting of the covid pandemic will remember well.
'But she was also, as she wanted the world to know, a mum to her two cherished daughters, a wife, a sister and a daughter herself and it is with all of her family that our thoughts are with tonight.'
Tributes also poured in on social media, with ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham tweeting: 'The most brilliant, beautiful woman inside and out.
'A devoted Mum. A wonderful, fearless journalist and a dear colleague who lived her life with radiating joy and to the full. Thinking of all her family especially and all those closest to her.'
Chris Ship, royal editor for ITV News, said his colleague and friend had been 'full of humanity'.
'She was such a beautiful person and a dear friend,' he said. 'As Health Editor, Emily was fearless in reporting Covid to the nation in 2020.
He added: 'Talented, kind, full of humanity. She was 45.'
Reporting from behind the healthcare frontline, her work was described as 'instrumental' in exposing the pressure NHS workers were under.
Her reports aired as recently as March 30, where she met with desperate patients on NHS waiting lists jetting to Lithuania for surgery.
In the weeks before, she spent 48 hours with paramedics after the worst winter on record and spoke to patients amid the