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 house on September 1, based on a WGN press release.
Starting her Chicago anchoring profession at simply 25 years previous, Payne lined 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 companion than Allison Payne. She had all of it … sensible, lovely 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 house for a few years and performed an energetic position locally, WGN stories, 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 checklist of questions they wish to ask, she taught me crucial a part of an interview is the listening,” stated WGN-TV producer Tyra Martin, based on the information station. “That even for those who do not ask the appropriate questions, for those who pay attention properly sufficient, the story will reveal itself.”
It isn’t clear presently how Allison Payne died. She returned to her native Detroit in September 2011.