Brittney Payton has a long history with the world of sports. A sport enthusiast-turned sports reporter and media personality. And the fact that Brittney is the daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton makes the story even sweeter. In a short-time Brittney has been able to establish herself as one of the leading hosts on the Fox Network. She mainly covers American Football and quite popular amongst regular viewers of the network. In times when she is not reporting on the NFL, Brittney works as an emcee and a brand ambassador for several companies. In this article, we take a closer look at the daily life of Brittney Payton.
Brittney was born on the 26th of December 1985 in the USA. As her family moved around quite a bit, exact details on her birthplace are unknown to the media. Born to the NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton and Connie Norwood, Brittney spent much of her early childhood with her mother and sister. After wrapping up her high school, Brittney decided to enroll at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.
Career as a TV Host:
Brittney began working on TV networks while she was still at the University. She joined the FOX network for her internship studies and later switched over to the ABC Networks. After graduating, Brittney began working with the Big 10 Network as a host and reporter. After a year and a half, Brittney decided to change stations and found work at the WGN-TV Station. During her time at WGN-TV, Brittney worked as the host of the TV series, Chicago’s best.
For her work on the show, Brittney received the 2013’s Chicago Emmy Award. After hosting more than 250 episodes for the series, Brittney wrapped up the series and moved to the FOX 32 network. The switch proved to be wonderful for Brittney who currently works as an anchor for the show, Good Day Chicago.
As a sports enthusiast, Brittney also hosts several shows relating to the NFL. She is also the host of the series, Bears Unleashed, which focuses on the Chicago Bears football team. She has also worked in few movies including 2011’s A Football Life and 2016’s The Rookie Handbook.
Brittney likes to keep details about her personal life away from the scrutinizing eyes of the media. From what little is known about her dating life, we can say that Brittney is currently married to Jordan Benson. The pair met during the mid-2000s at DePaul University and dated for quite a while before tying the knot. The ceremony took place in July of 2013 and the pair are on-course to celebrate seven years of togetherness. The ceremony was held at a football field with only close family and friends in attendance. In the years that followed, the pair gave birth to a baby girl, Blair Hazel Benson on the 26th of August 2016. They had their second child Zoe Benson in 2019.
Britney is actively involved in TV and often works on multiple projects. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around USD 1 million.