Emani Payne

 

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EXPERIENCE

 

WDKY, Lexington, KY                                                                       December 2021 — Present

Anchor/Reporter

  • Co-Anchor 6:30pm weeknight newscast
  • Solo Anchor 7pm weeknight newscast
  • Schedule and conduct on set interviews daily for 7pm show
  • Write and edit vo/sot’s daily for 10pm show
  • Write content for web and social media
  • Main fill-in Anchor for weeknight 10pm newscast
  • Collaborate with producers to create strong content for newscasts
  • Represent station at community events

 

WNCN, Raleigh, NC                                                                        May 2020 – November 2021

Reporter/MMJ

  • Enterprise lead stories for the 11pm newscast
  • Shot, wrote and edited packages for various platforms
  • Conducted live interviews with top newsmakers including First Lady Jill Biden, Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Cory Booker
  • Conducted live interviews during wall to wall coverage of George Floyd protests
  • Produce content daily for web and social media

 

KCEN, Waco, TX                                                                                    May 2018 – May 2020

Evening Weekend Anchor/Lead Nightside Reporter

  • Anchor and produce 6 and 10pm evening newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Shoots and edits vo sots or pkgs for the weekend newscasts
  • Reviews reporter scripts and assigns stories
  • Monitors scanners and social media for breaking news
  • Turns exclusive/investigative pieces during reporting shift
  • Covers breaking news and handles cut ins from the field or desk if necessary

 

KCEN, Waco, TX                                                                                    May 2016 – May 2018

Lead Reporter/Fill-in Anchor

  • Spent two weeks in Beaumont covering Hurricane Harvey. Fed content for Tegna stations
  • Report, edit and shoot stories I pitch for 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts
  • Tease stories on social media platforms daily with pictures or Videolicious videos
  • Post web stories/videos on station website daily
  • Conducts live reports in studio or from the field daily as well as breaking news reports.
  • Fill in anchor morning show from 4:30-7am, Weekend evening shows at 6pm and 10pm and Weekday shows at 5 and 6pm.



EDUCATION

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2016

Bachelor of Science: Journalism, Minor: Political Science

 

 

AWARDS

 

2014 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award
Best News Story in the Public Affairs Category

2015 Broadcast Education Association Award
Ebola coverage in the Television Hard News Reporting Category

2015 3 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award nominations
Public Affairs and On air Talent categories

2019 Reporting featured in Netflix series Exhibit A about George Powell’s wrongful conviction

 

SKILLS

  • Final Cut
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Edius, Avid
  • ENPS
  • INews