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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.What happened to Allison Payne WGN News?
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago television icon Allison Payne has died. The longtime news anchor spent 21 years at WGN-TV before retiring 10 years ago. The station said Payne returned home to her native Detroit in 2011, following a series of health issues. She was 57 years old.Why did Kelly Payne leave Chicago TV news?
Before her departure from Chicago TV news, Payne described suffering a series of mini-strokes. She also opened up about struggles with depression and alcohol dependence. Skilling, who worked alongside Payne during her 21 years at the station, said Payne was a delight.What did Ann Payne do for Chicago Journalism?
Payne played an influential part in many Chicago reporters and producers’ careers. Her door was always open to aspiring, young journalists, who looked to her for advice. She routinely would review scripts and offer feedback in a way “no other anchor did,” Baftiri said.