Former WGN-TV anchor Allison Payne has reportedly handed away. She was 57.
A 21-year veteran of the Chicago information station, Payne died in her residence on September 1, in keeping with a WGN press release.
Starting her Chicago anchoring profession at simply 25 years outdated, Payne coated a variety of tales each domestically and worldwide, together with tracing former President Barack Obama’s Kenyan roots and touring with Rev. Jesse Jackson to the Ivory Coast.
“I could not have requested for a greater accomplice than Allison Payne. She had all of it … good, stunning and inquisitive, however most of all, my buddy,” stated her former co-anchor, Steve Sanders.
A Detroit native, Payne referred to as the Windy Metropolis residence for a few years and performed an lively position locally, WGN studies, who additionally described her as a mentor. She additionally established a basis for journalism college students.
“Whereas so many journalists fear in regards to the record of questions they wish to ask, she taught me crucial a part of an interview is the listening,” stated WGN-TV producer Tyra Martin, in keeping with the information station. “That even if you happen to do not ask the best questions, if you happen to pay attention nicely sufficient, the story will reveal itself.”
It isn’t clear presently how Allison Payne died. She returned to her native Detroit in September 2011.