Allison Payne anchorwoman with WGN-TV, a veteran international journalist know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||12 February 1964|
|Place of Birth||Richmond, Virginia, United States|
|Parents||Dana Payne, Kathryn Payne|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Allison Payne was a nine-time Emmy Award winner, a 21-year anchorwoman with WGN-TV, a veteran international journalist, a popular public speaker, and an actively involved community builder. She was a longtime anchor and reporter at CW affiliate and cable superstation WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Payne served as co-anchor of the WGN Midday News.
Payne also launched Payne Productions, Incorporated, a television production company which served to help students interested in the broadcasting business. Payne remained active in broadcasting via freelance work until her death.
Early Life and Family
Payne was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Dana and Kathryn Payne. When she was five, her parents moved north to Detroit, Michigan, where Payne attended St. Rita’s Catholic grade school. She is a graduate of Renaissance High School in Detroit and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Detroit Mercy. Payne attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio for her master’s degree in radio/TV/film. Payne is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
Allison Payne Husband
According to some of the reports, she was married to a man named Bobby Richardson, and that the pair tied in the knot in 2004.Payne was previously married to a man named Don Riggs. Similar to Richardson, there is no information available on Riggs except the fact that his marriage with Payne did not last long and the pair separated due to personal differences. It is not known whether they had any kids from their marriage.
Allison Payne Net Worth
Allison Payne was a nine-time Emmy Award winner anchorwoman with WGN-TV and co-anchor of the WGN Midday News has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million – $2 Million in 2021.
Payne began in television news as an intern at NBC affiliate WNWO in Toledo, Ohio, within months was promoted to main anchor of the station’s late evening newscast. Payne later moved to NBC affiliate WNEM-TV in Saginaw, Michigan, as the co-anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscast.
She moved to Chicago in 1990 to anchor the station’s primetime 9 p.m. newscast, which she anchored until 2009. From 1993 to 2008 in the evening and since 2009 at midday, Payne was paired alongside Steve Sanders at the anchor desk.
Regarding her future after WGN, The Chicago Sun-Times reported: “I hope to continue working in broadcasting in some capacity and will consider other professional opportunities,” Payne said. “I also fully intend to continue my work in the community here.”
On her blog on August 4, 2011, Payne added: “Down the road, I plan to begin producing my own documentaries. I also plan to produce occasional reports which I will share with you on this website. I am not ruling out a return to the anchor desk, but for now I need new intellectual challenges. I’m open to applying my communication skills to the business world as well.”
Cause of Death
In its statement, WGN too alluded to her health issues but did not say what exactly caused Payne’s death. In January and August 2008, Payne went on medical leave after suffering a series of mini-strokes. That led to her announcing an indefinite leave of absence in November 2008 and admitted in January 2009 that she was being treated for depression. “It was brutal getting out of the house, I couldn’t get out of bed,” she said in an interview.In its statement, WGN too alluded to her health issues but did not say what exactly caused Payne’s death.