Tennessee Valley Living Host
Payton Walker serves as the anchor/host of WAFF 48’s lifestyle show, Tennessee Valley Living, airing weekdays at 11:00 a.m.
As part of this program, Payton has the pleasure of interviewing guests known throughout the region and nation, including political leaders, healthcare professionals, fitness and beauty experts, artists, actors, community and civic leaders, professional athletes and business leaders. Her favorite part of the job is getting to see first-hand how people are truly unique and wonderful.
Prior to serving as TVL host, Payton was a weekend anchor and weekday reporter at WAFF. She regularly covered breaking news on events ranging from crime to politics to business to social issues to education.
On a more personal note, Payton grew up in the Tarheel state in Charlotte, NC and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her time as a lead anchor for the university’s news station earned her top scholarships as well as the Outstanding Graduating Senior award in a class of nearly 400 students in the UNC-CH School of Media and Journalism. She also served as the school’s football and basketball TV reporter, which if you know anything about Carolina basketball… you know how exciting that job was.
Outside of the station, Payton has played piano for nearly 20 years, loves being a part of her church, speaks French, enjoys cooking new recipes and still believes in handwritten letters.