Weekend anchor Deeda Payton leaving KEYE

Deeda Payton
Deeda Payton

KEYE’s Deeda Payton will anchor her final weekend newscast Nov. 30.

Payton is leaving the station to become general manager of Community Impact’s Central Austin edition.

She announced the news on Facebook saying, in part, “The time has come to announce I’m retiring from TV News. I’ve been fortunate enough to interview some of the most fascinating people, work with the best in the biz & make lifelong friends, but it’s time for a new challenge. Thank you all for your support!”

Payton joined KEYE in January 2013 as co-anchor of the station’s morning newscast before shifting to weekends. Prior to arriving in Austin, she worked at the Fox station in Oklahoma City.

A replacement for Payton hasn’t been lined up yet, the station said Monday.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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