This one hurts! WGN-TV news anchor, Allison Payne has died at 57. The 21-year veteran of the station passed away September 11th at her home in Detroit, according to a WGN press release. Hired at just 25 years old, Allison covered numerous stories across the globe including tracing former president Barack Obama's roots in Kenya and traveling to the Ivory Coast alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson.
She was a mentor to many, eventually establishing a foundation for journalism students..
She will be greatly missed especially in Chicago.