Amber Payne is the Managing Editor of NBCBLK, a section of NBCNews.com dedicated to telling stories for and about the black community. ‘BLK’ elevates America’s conversation about black identity, social issues, and culture. The vertical launched in January of 2015. Before taking on this role, Amber was an award-winning producer at NBC Nightly News where she produced breaking news and feature stories.
Amber has covered stories throughout the U.S. and the UK, Ecuador and parts of West Africa and South Africa. She was a Nightly News field producer for Special Reports including the 70th Anniversary D-Day in Normandy, the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and she covered the Joplin, Missouri tornado, The Royal Wedding, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Aurora Shootings, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Katrina recovery.
Amber is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she studied Studio Art and Media Studies.