Emani Payne joined the KCEN HD News Team as a weekday reporter in May 2016. You can catch her stories in the 5pm and 6pm newscasts Monday-Friday.

Emani is an Emmy award winning journalist who thrives on breaking news and giving a voice to the voiceless. She's also been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association for her coverage of Ebola reaching the United States in 2014.

Before joining the KCEN news team Emani interned at KPRC in Houston, Texas and KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas. She was also the lead reporter and main anchor at her college station for three years.

Emani earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science from Northern Arizona University. She is also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When she's not chasing down a story Emani enjoys dancing, volunteering, hitting the beach and spending time with family.
If you have a story idea, local food tip or just want to say hi email Emani at epayne@kcentv.com

You can also follow Emani on her Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EmaniPayneTV or keep up with her on Twitter at @EmaniPayneTV