January W. Payne

Experienced Journalist, Public Speaker, Communicator 

January W. Payne is an award-winning health and medical journalist with experience in online media, magazines, newspapers, television and radio. She is a senior content editor at McMurry/TMG, overseeing Lupus Now magazine and HemAware magazine and website.

January has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Essence magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has appeared on local and national television news programs and talk radio. In addition, she has worked periodically as an adjunct instructor for journalism courses at the University of Maryland, College Park.

A native of Harrisburg, Pa., January is known for her authoritative reporting on such important issues as racial and socioeconomic health disparities and the latest treatment options for many diseases and conditions. She has moderated panel discussions, hosted workshops and is often asked to give speeches and speak to college and high school students. 


January is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Harrisburg Area Community College.