Allison Payne was a nine-time Emmy Award winner, a 21-year anchorwoman with WGN-TV, a veteran international journalist, a public speaker and an actively-involved community builder. She was born on February 12, 1964, in Richmond, Virginia, US.
Payne began in television news as an intern at NBC affiliate WNWO in Toledo, Ohio. Within months, she was promoted to the main anchor of the station’s late evening newscast. Payne later moved to NBC affiliate WNEM-TV, in Saginaw, Michigan.
Payne traveled to Kenya to trace Barack Obama’s roots, and to the Middle East to cover the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s peace negotiations between Israel and Lebanon.
Cause Of Death
After returning to Detriot in 2011, Payne began experiencing a series of health issues. According to the Chicago Tribune, Payne took a medical leave of absence in 2008 after a series of mini-strokes and bouts of depression.
Allison Payne’s cause of death has not been revealed.