Payne Horning is relatively new to the Empire State. He arrived in 2015 to work at WRVO Public Media in Oswego, an NPR affiliate that serves more than 20 counties in central and northern New York. He reports on various regional issues ranging from local politics to nuclear energy. Horning's reports have also been heard nationwide on NPR. Since arriving in Oswego, Horning has been involved with the local community theater group, The Oswego Players. He is a political news junkie who enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. Horning is originally from Iowa. He studied journalism and political science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.