Jim Payne Biography
Jim Payne is an American award-winning journalist and news anchor working at WESH-TV 2 co-anchoring the 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. news broadcasts in Orlando, FL.
Jim Payne Age
He was born in 1958. He is 62 years old as of 2020. The month and day he was born are not known. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Jim Payne Height
Payne stands at an average height. However, his exact height is not yet disclosed but will be updated as soon as his body measurements are available.
Jim Payne Family
Payne has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Payne has any siblings.
Jim Payne Wife
He is a married man. He is married to Sharon Payne. The couple has three sons; Jimmy Payne and Michael Payne and James Payne. His son James was an alcoholic and addict who is now sober and works at Solutions Recovery, a rehab group in Las Vegas.
Jim Payne Net Worth
Payne has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Jim Payne Salary
Payne earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jim Payne Education
Payne attended Purdue University, where he earned a communications bachelor’s degree. Before switching to WESH, Payne worked at WRAL-TV, the then-CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jim Payne Career
From WRAL-TV in Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina, Jim arrived in central Florida. At WRBL-TV in Columbus, Ga.; WKJG-TV (now WISE-TV) in Fort Wayne, Ind.; WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, Ind.; WFLI-TV in Lafayette, Ind.; and the Southwest Bureau of NBC News in Houston, Tex., he also honed his talents.
“For his work on the month-long investigative series” Building Homes: Building Problems, “Jim received journalism’s most prestigious honor, the George Foster Peabody Award. The report detailed issues with new home construction in central Florida. He was awarded an Alfred I, as well. The Edward R. Murrow Award for his work on the WESH 2 News documentary “Code Blue: Crisis in the ER”; several awards from the Associated Press and Radio Television Digital News Association; the Jefferson Award for Public Service; the President’s Award for Voluntary Service; and several Emmys. The DuPont Award for his work on the space shuttle Columbia tragedy.
He has also been named by Orlando Magazine as part of Orlando’s Best TV News Team. For more than a decade, Jim has worked as a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Florida, helping to raise money for the Orlando Edgewood Children’s Ranch. His most prominent community service project, however, takes place annually; the Jim Payne Fearless 5k for the Children raises cash for Kids House, a non-profit organization that supports abuse victims.
Jim Payne WESH 2
Payne is currently working at WESH 2 where he works alongside other famous WESH 2 anchors and reporters including;
- Jazmin Bailey
- Sanika Dange
- Jaclyn DeAugustino
- Jason Guy
- Michelle Imperato
- Summer Knowles
- Meredith McDonough
- Stewart Moore
- Alex Villarreal
- Tony Mainolfi
Jim Payne Social Media Platforms
Payne is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 2.9k followers on Twitter.