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Allison Payne, Longtime Former WGN-TV Anchor, Dies At 57

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Longtime TV news anchor for Chicago’s WGN, Allison Payne, has died aged 57, WGN-TV broke the news on the company’s website.

Allison Payne died on September 1, 2021, but her cause of death is currently not known.

Allison Payne, a nine-time Emmy Award winner, joined WGN in 1990 at the age of 25 and worked with the organization for 21 years.

Allison Payne was 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.

According to The Wrap, Allison Payne also suffered a series of health issues over the years, taking a medical leave of absence in 2008 after a series of mini-strokes as well as bouts of depression. “It was brutal getting out of the house, I couldn’t get out of bed,” Payne told the Chicago Tribune.

Tributes have started pouring in for the veteran journalist. Some of them are below:

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