Benjamin Payne

Morning Edition Host and Reporter/Producer

Benjamin Payne is a host and reporter/producer for Morning Edition at WVIK. As a graduate of Augustana College, he majored in Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication. Before coming to WVIK, he served a reporting internship at WBEZ in Chicago, volunteered with the Augustana Public Radio Information Service (APRIS), and participated in NPR's Next Generation Radio project in the Twin Cities.

Ways to Connect

Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District

Starting this week, the Quad Cities becomes the first area in Illinois to offer electric-powered buses through its public transit system.

St. Ambrose University, National Association of Collegiate Esports

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports on the official opening of the new Quad Cities field office of the National Weather Service, located next to the Davenport Municipal Airport:


Flickr user Nekonomist / Creative Commons

Many Quad Cities River Bandits games will feel a lot different this season, for both players and fans.

Flickr user robbi61blue / Creative Commons

City of Rock Island


Scottish Rite Valley of Moline


Benjamin Payne / WVIK

More than a dozen speakers presented at the inaugural TEDxDavenport, a localized version of TED Talks for the Quad Cities. WVIK spoke with a few of the speakers before they presented, asking them to sum up their talks.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

A new interactive exhibit at the Moline Public Library is giving Quad Cities residents the chance to see two years into the future, when the new Interstate 74 bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to open.

Pages