No cheering in the press box?
The old journalist's maxim apparently fell by the wayside in Denver Wednesday night when WGN-Channel 9 anchor Allison Payne was spotted cheering for candidates at the Democratic National Convention, Robert Feder reports.
Chicago reporters covering the Democratic Convention in Denver were stunned to witness WGN-Channel 9's Allison Payne cheering and applauding for speakers Wednesday night while she was seated with the Illinois delegation in the Pepsi Center.
The veteran newswoman has been co-anchoring convention coverage for the Tribune Co.-owned station.
The report caps a rough two weeks for Payne, who slurred her speech and appeared drunk during the station's August 21st 9 p.m. newscast.
Payne attributed her behavior to a series of mini-strokes and insisted, "I was not drunk."