Influencing People: Ian Payne
PUBLISHED: 11:19 19 November 2010 | UPDATED: 17:17 20 February 2013
A profile of people from all walks of life who influence those around them for the better and make a positive difference to the North East
Ian Payne is a familiar face - the main male anchor presenter with regional ITV, co-hosting the station's flagship programmes for ITV Tyne Tees & Border with Pam Royle. He presents 'North East Tonight' and 'Lookaround' across the North of England and south Scotland.
Ian's was named Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year 12 months ago. He's also been a network reporter with ITV Sport and has covered the Ashes Series in Australia, the Rugby World Cup in France and the Paralympics in Beijing.
Ian hosts conferences/award events and is an Ambassador for Disability Sport, a supporter of The Variety Club and a Patron of Percy Hedley School.
Ian has his own company, www.madeclear.tv with business partner Simon Glass, specialising in Video News Releases and TextVideos.
Ian says: 'You need to know your subject, know your objectives, know your deadline. And believe that it's possible to influence your own destiny. Take chances, create opportunities, be positive - you'll watch the obstacles tumble and you'll make your own luck.'