Allison Payne Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Dec, 2019
Facts of Allison Payne
Date of Birth: 1964 , February-12
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Allison Payne
Birth Name Allison Payne
Nick Name Allison Payne
Father Dana Payne
Mother Kathryn Payne
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Richmond, Virginia, US
Religion : Aquarius
Profession Former News Anchor
Working For WNEM-TV
Married Yes
Married to Don Riggs
Education Bowling Green State University
Awards Yes
TV Show Yes
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Allison Payne is an American anchorwoman, as well as a public speaker who has been able to win Emmy Award for nine-time. she is mostly known for her work at CW affiliate and cable superstation WGN-TV.

Short Bio Of Journalist Allison Payne

Allison Payne was born on 12th of February, 1964 in Richmond, Virginia, United States of America. She was born to Dana Payne and Kathryn Payne. Her parents moved north to Detroit, Michigan when Allison Payne was only five years old.

Allison Payne attended St. Rita's Catholic grade school there. Her parents raised her up with great compassion and care. 

Career 

Allison Payne joined Renaissance High School in Detroit and graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Detroit Mercy. For her master's degree radio/TV/film, she attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her career took off in television news as an intern at NBC affiliate WNWO in Ohio. She was promoted to the main anchor of the station's late evening newscast just within a month.

Later, Allison Payne moved to NBC affiliate WNEM-TV as the co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast. In the year 1990, Allison Payne moved to WGN-TV as an assignment reporter. Allison Payne has traveled most of the places of the world as an international journalist.

Some of Allison Payne's adventures include travels to the Middle East to report on tensions between Israel, Syria & Lebanon and her visit to Kenya to trace Barack Obama's roots.

Allison Payne left WGN-TV in September 2011 after the management agreed to a buyout of her current contract. She had a 21-year long relationship with the station due to her health problems. She has expressed her willingness to continue her work as a broadcaster.

Allison Payne is a nine-time Emmy Award winner. Besides this, she also is a popular public speaker and an actively involved community builder.

Relationship Status Of  Allison Payne After Divorce With Don Riggs

Previously, Allison Payne was married to Don Riggs. But, the marriage could not last long. Rumors regarding her encounter with Bobby Richardson had been heard but she is single now. It might not be difficult at all for a talented woman like her to get a boyfriend or husband.

Health Issue

Allison Payne went on medical leave after suffering from a series of mini-strokes. It was announced by WGN-TV on 2008 that she would take an indefinite leave of absence due to her health issues. She admitted that she was suffering from depression.

Moreover, she publicly admitted that she was a recovering alcoholic after having battled alcoholism for twenty long years. Allison Payne took a leave of absence from WGN-TV to rest her vocal cords in 2010.

Fact, bio, and height

The 52-year-old stands smart and attractive with a charismatic personality and fit body. Allison Payne's net worth is estimated to be high but exact figures regarding her salary and net worth is not known. 

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