|Mark Payton is a dynamic and engaging television host and producer with a background in comedic writing.
Mark has a unique range and ability to juggle national breaking news and switch to fun entertaining content seamlessly. He tells quirky stories that can make you laugh out loud. His comedic timing is no accident. Payton honed his naturally quick and acerbic wit by studying “Improv” comedy with Chicago’s legendary Second City. His hybrid persona of news and comedy was demonstrated on the national stage when he hosted the syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz. Payton can now be found hosting an unscripted lifestyle and entertainment show called River City Live on WJXT.
Mark also has an extensive business background, which is especially relevant at a time when volatility in the global economy continues to make front page news. His business knowledge is grounded in real world experience. Having earned a MBA, he held several executive positions in business development, marketing and digital media.
When Mark is not working you can find him with his wife chasing his four sons around town.