Payton Domschke joined the 13News Now weather team in December 2019. As a native Midwesterner, Payton is brand new to the East Coast.
She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and she is named after famous Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Payton is the oldest of three and loves spending time with her family whenever she gets a chance.
Payton attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and Climatology in 3.5 years. Upon Payton's graduation in December of 2019, she also worked full-time at WPTA-TV's ABC21 in Fort Wayne, Indiana as their Weekend Evening Meteorologist for 6 months.
Although Payton is used to experiencing classic Midwest weather patterns such as lake effect snow, summer-time heatwaves and much more, she’s thrilled to forecast all types of weather Hampton Roads has to offer.
A few fun facts about Payton are that she’s a lover of all things country music. Some of her favorite artists are Rascal Flatts, Dan+Shay, Jason Aldean, and Mitchell Tenpenny. Back home with her family, she has a four-pound Yorkie named Rascal (named after Rascal Flatts of course). Also, Payton has been vegan for the past three years.
Some of Payton’s other passions include health and fitness, photography, and so much more. She can’t wait to get to know the Hampton Roads community.