20 things about Emani Payne, CBS6 Albany

20 things you don't know about me: Emani Payne of CBS6 Albany

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Emani Payne is the new evening anchor at CBS6 Albany.

Emani Payne is the new evening anchor at CBS6 Albany.

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Emani Payne is the new weeknight evening news anchor at CBS 6 Albany, filling the vacancy left by Anne McCloy's departure earlier this year. The California native is an Emmy award-winning journalist and active National Association of Black Journalists member. 

Payne enjoys telling stories that give a voice to the voiceless. Her exclusive coverage of a bullying epidemic in central Texas schools created two new district mentoring programs. Her reporting on a single mother who lost her home in a fire led to the community gifting the woman a new home in time for Christmas.

She was also on the ground during several wall-to-wall weather coverage events from hurricanes to tornadoes including during the historic storm Hurricane Harvey.

She's the newest anchor at the Sinclair-owned station. Catch Payne on weeknights at 5 and 5:30 p.m. on CBS6 Albany.

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