Ian Payne (newsreader)
Ian Robert Payne
25 November 1968
Prior to his TV work he studied sport at Northumbria Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) and did a placement with TV Sport and Leisure (TSL) in 1998.
He appeared on an edition of Blockbusters in the early 1990s.
In 1992 he joined ITV Tyne Tees as a sports assistant. Ten years later he became a sports presenter. On 25 September 2006, Payne was promoted to a news presenter on the now defunct South edition ITV News Tyne Tees. On 13 February 2009 the final North and South editions of the programme aired. On 25 February 2009, ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border merged news output whilst the respective programme titles were retained, Payne now presents both ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround.