Mari Payton Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kids, NBC7, Awards, Salary

Mari Payton

Mari Payton Biography

Mari Payton is an Emmy Award-winning Journalist serving as a Senior Investigative Anchor and Reporter at NBC. Previously, she worked as Weekend Evening Anchor and General Assignment Reporter for the network.

Mari Payton Age

Details of her age, year of birth and when she celebrates her birthday are yet to be updated.

Mari Payton Height

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Mari Payton Nationality

She is an American national.

Mari Payton Education

She holds a Bachelor of Arts – BA in  Political Science and Government from the University of Southern California. Addiotionally, Payton graduated from the same university with Bachelor of Arts – BA, Broadcast Journalism in 2003.

Mari Payton Family

Her parents’ identities have not been revealed. However, as seen on her instagram page she talks about her mother- in-law, who is an hair-stylist. She wrote, “My mother-in-law (a retired hairstylist) cuts my hair. She cut it yesterday. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it this morning when she sees me on TV.”

She equally posted about her brother-in-law. Mari wrote, “Sending love today to everyone that lost a loved one on 9/11. Thank you firefighters and first responders like by bro-in-law with my daughter (photo taken tonight) for all that you do.”

Mari Payton Husband

Mari is married. On her instagram page she posted, “This is a real photo of me and my kids fast asleep…taken by my husband at 8:30pm Saturday night. This week was exhausting emotionally, physically and mentally for me…and so many of you. Hang in there!”

Mari Payton Kids

a mother of two kids, a boy and a girl.

Mari Payton NBC7

Since Apr 2019, Payton has been working at NBC News as Podcast Host and Producer on full-time basis in San Diego, CA, where she hosts, produces and answers questions on “Insight: An NBC Investigative Podcast.” She crafts a compelling, engaging narrative for each episode, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how investigative stories come together.

She also hosts and produce “Today in San Diego” a daily news podcast with the day’s biggest news headlines and weather.  In addition, Mari promotes the podcasts to podcast apps and social media channels, including gatherring analytics on metrics for strategic adjustments and future podcast development.

Serving as a Senior Investigative Reporter and Weekend Anchor for the same network since Jan 2006 in Greater San Diego Area, she was responsible for daily newsgathering, writing and reporting for broadcast, digital and other multi-platform applications. Reports have been featured on the TODAY show, “Meet the Press,” and MSNBC. She also led a team of producers, a photographer and editor, and interns to turn stories for broadcast news.


Between Jan 2010 – Jun 2012, the journalist worked as Weekend Evening Anchor and General Assignment Reporter. During her tenure, she anchored the weekend evening newscast for NBC 7. Additionally,  Mari researched, planned, and scheduled stories or segments, edited or supervised the editing of reports used in conjunction with news stories and programs. She further wrote scripts, lead-ins and cues as well as made appearances before social and civic groups, at schools, and colleges on behalf of the station.

As a General Assignment Reporter in Jan 2006 to Jan 2010, she was responsible for the factual and timely reporting of news stories on NBC 7 and other NBC affiliates, including network shows like the TODAY show and MSNBC. Payton equally submitted daily ideas for news stories and report live-from-the-scene breaking news.

The journalist is  served as Co-owner and Social Media and Marketing Manager for Bottega Americano between Aug 2014 and Feb 2018, during which she was responsible for development, opening and growth of a restaurant located in San Diego’s East Village. Helped launched website and social media sites related to the restaurant and also maintained customer relations by responding to online reviews.

During her tenure as Weekday Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter at WLBT from Mar 2004 to Dec 2005 in Jackson, Mississippi, she was responsible for extensive breaking news coverage of Jackson and the rest of Mississippi and reported live, continuous coverage of Hurricane Katrina from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Before then, Mari worked as Asian American Journalists researcher in Greater Los Angeles Area, where she conducted survey of top 25 news markets for: “Asian Male Broadcasters on TV: Where Are They?” study.

Mari Payton Awards

The social media personell has won various awards, including San Diego Press Club Award issued by San Diego Press Club in Jan 2017, associated with NBC News Television/Online Video/Community Service/Public Affairs Report, Emmy Award issued by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Jan 2016.

She also won the NBC News “Investigative Emmy Single Story or Series “Caught on Camera Defrauding the Disabled” and NBC News Investigative Emmy Single Story or Series “Sexual Harassment” at San Diego State University issued by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Jan 2015.

Mari Payton Salary And Net Worth

He earnings and net worth are still under review.

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