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Meteorologist David Payne leaving KFOR-4 to join KWTV-9

Payne to be eventual successor to chief meterologist Gary England
BY MEL BRACHT Staff Writer Modified: December 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm •  Published: December 17, 2012

“I am honored to be chosen,” Payne said in a news release. “And I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn and work beside Gary England.”

England, a Seiling native, celebrated his 40th anniversary at the station on Oct. 16. On KWTV's video tribute to him that day, he announced he had just signed a new contract with the station. “I am going to be staying a little while longer,” he said.

A recipient of numerous awards and honors, England graduated from OU with a degree in mathematics and meteorology. He is credited with implementing the world's first commercial Doppler radar, which was manufactured by Enterprise Electronics.