I’m so unhappy to report the loss of life of former WGN TV anchor, Allison Payne in her hometown of Detroit. She co-anchored WGN Information for 21 years incomes 9 Emmys. Allison suffered a collection of well being points though a explanation for loss of life has not been launched. She was 57. RIP my good friend.
Allison Payne (February 12, 1964 – September 1, 2021) is a nine-time Emmy Award winner, 21-year-old WGN-TV host, senior worldwide journalist, fashionable audio system, and energetic group builders. She is a longtime host and reporter for WGN-TV, a CW subsidiary and cable famous person in Chicago, Illinois.
Payne served as a co-anchor for WGN Midday Information from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She left WGN-TV after 21 years. Payne is the only proprietor of Payne Productions, Integrated Payne Productions, Integrated is a tv manufacturing firm that additionally gives help to college students within the broadcasting enterprise. Payne was energetic in radio throughout her unbiased profession till her loss of life.
Payne was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Dana and Kathryn Payne. When she was 5 years previous, her mother and father moved north to Detroit, Michigan, the place Payne attended Santa Rita Catholic Elementary Faculty.
Payne started working in tv information as an intern at WNWO (Channel 24), an NBC affiliate in Toledo, Ohio, and was promoted to the station’s night information anchor a couple of months later. Later, Payne moved to NBC affiliate WNEM-TV (Channel 5, now CBS affiliate) in Saginaw, Michigan, as a co-host of the 6-11 pm information broadcast.
He moved to Chicago in 1990 to host the radio’s primetime information broadcast at 9 pm, and ran it by way of 2009. From the night time of 1993 to 2008 and at midday in 2009, Payne partnered with Steve Sanders on the counter.
As a global journalist, she traveled the world seeking inspiring tales. Her adventures embrace touring to Kenya to hint Barack Obama’s roots and touring to the Center East to report on the peace negotiations between Pastor Jesse Jackson in Israel and Lebanon.
Payne as soon as mentioned, “Journey is one of the best schooling … Since I have been there, I feel it is higher to learn tales about Africa and the Center East.” Payne paid for hers personal airfare for her for some worldwide journey as a result of she believes that “getting off the desk and into the world” makes her a greater speaker.
In 2006, she traveled to the Center East with Pastor Jesse Jackson to report on the tensions between Lebanon, Israel, and Syria. Additionally in 2006, Payne was the primary Chicago radio station to go to Kenya to report on Senator Barack Obama’s African descent. In 2011, Payne has been getting ready a complete report on New York Metropolis’s tenth anniversary on September 11 and its affect on native and world occasions.
She graduated from Detroit Renaissance Excessive Faculty and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Detroit Mercy College. Payne studied at Bowling Inexperienced State College in Ohio with a grasp’s diploma in radio / tv / movie. Payne is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.