David Payne Biography and Wiki
David Payne (b. July 16, 1968) is an American television meteorologist and storm chaser who works as the chief meteorologist for CBS affiliate KWTV-DT (channel 9) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. David previously worked as the morning meteorologist at KFOR-TV as well as ABC affiliate KTUL-TV (channel 8) in Tulsa.
Learn more about Meteorologist David Payne.
David Payne Age and Birthday
Payne was born on July 16th, 1968 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States. He is 52 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Cancer.
David Payne Height
David stands at an estimated height of 6 feet tall.
David Payne Education
After graduating from high school, David attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
David Payne Family, Parents, Siblings
Attempts to establish the identities of his parents were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore unknown whether he has any siblings. This section is under review and will be updated soon.
David Payne Wife, Is He Married?
Indeed yes. The meteorologist, David Payne is married to his beautiful wife Julie Payne. The duo is blessed with a daughter, Audrey, and resides in Edmond, Oklahoma. Details regarding their wedding will be updated soon when established.
David Payne Salary
Payne receives an average annual salary of between $42,292 and $112,507. This translates to an hourly average wage of between $10.15 and $31.32. However, we do not have his actual salary since it is yet to be revealed.
David Payne Net Worth
David Payne has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a meteorologist.
David Payne Meteorologist
Payne kicked off his television career as a meteorologist at ABC affiliate KTUL-TV (channel 8) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1993, David landed a job at KFOR-TV as the morning meteorologist. David had regularly been recognized for his humor and sometimes makes jokes, mostly aimed at co-anchor Kent Ogle, he thus carried over his humorous nature to his role as evening/chief meteorologist at KWTV.
David tracked several hundred tornadoes during his career including a massive supercell that cut a path from southwestern to central Oklahoma during a devastating tornado outbreak that produced 66 tornadoes and killed 44 people across Oklahoma and southern Kansas on May 3, 1999.
Payne and photojournalist Kevin Josephy captured a rare anticyclonic tornado that ultimately destroyed several hangars at the El Reno Regional Airport in April 2006.
David Payne Awards
Payne has won a total of six Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has also been nominated eleven times, along with recognitions from the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for his severe weather coverage.
The May 3rd outbreak coverage won one Emmy, as well as two additional nominations, to Payne and photojournalist Marc Dillard. The “lost tape” of the May 3rd chase also earned Payne an Emmy nomination for his reporting. Payne received additional Regional Emmy awards and nominations for coverage of the May 8, 2003, F4 tornado that had a track paralleling that of the F5 tornado in May 1999, the El Reno tornado on April 26, 2006.