Allison Payne

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Allison Payne was born on 12 February, 1964 in Richmond, Virginia, United States, is a Former News Anchor at WGN-TV (Chicago). Discover Allison Payne’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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OccupationFormer News Anchor at WGN-TV (Chicago)
Age56 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Born12 February 1964
Birthday12 February
BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Allison Payne Net Worth

She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Allison Payne worth at the age of 56 years old? Allison Payne’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from United States. We have estimated Allison Payne’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Allison Payne


In February 2017, Payne met with representatives of her alma mater, Bowling Green State University and discussed returning to the campus to teach in the school’s esteemed Radio-TV-Film Department. Payne has always credited her education at BGSU for the start of her successful career in TV news. “Bowling Green has everything going for it. If you really want it, you can get it at BGSU. But the University abandoned the plans and refused to even take Payne’s phone calls. ((Some needs to change Payne’s status to still active.))


On August 2, 2011, Payne and WGN-TV station management agreed to a buyout of Payne’s current contract, ending her 21-year relationship with the station; she left WGN-TV in September 2011.

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.”


In January 2010, Payne publicly admitted that she was a recovering alcoholic, after having previously battled alcoholism for 20 years. “Substance abuse can become a problem,” she said at the time. “I wanted to make sure that nothing in my life got out of hand.”

In late December 2010, Payne took a leave of absence from WGN-TV to rest her vocal cords. Greg Caputo, news director at WGN-TV, told TimeOut Chicago columnist Robert Feder in an interview that “she was diagnosed a few months ago and tried to tough it out . . . (but) her doctor wants her to stay off the air till they can fix the problem.”


In January and August 2008, Payne went on medical leave after suffering from a series of mini-strokes. In November 2008 WGN-TV announced that Payne would take an indefinite leave of absence because of ongoing health issues. Payne admitted in an interview with Chicago Tribune media columnist Phil Rosenthal that she sought treatment for depression during her absence months earlier.


In 2006, she travelled to the Middle East with the Reverend Jesse Jackson to report on tensions between Lebanon, Israel, and Syria. Also in 2006, Payne was the first Chicago broadcaster to travel to Kenya to report on the African roots of Senator Barack Obama. In 2011, Payne has been in the process of developing a comprehensive report on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in New York City, and its influence on local and global events.


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.


Allison Payne (born February 12, 1964) is 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 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. She has since left WGN-TV after 21 years. Payne is the sole owner of Payne Productions, Incorporated, a television production company which also serves to help students interested in the broadcasting business. Payne is still active in broadcasting through her freelance work.