Bre Payton

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Updated On January 4, 2023

Bre Payton was a writer and political commentator from the United States. Moreover, Bre Payton was a Staff Writer for The Federalist who covers culture and millennial politics.

Early Life

Breanna Claire Payton best known as Bre Payton was born on the 8th of June, 1992, in San Dimas, California, the United States of America. At the time of her death, she was 26 years old and holds an American nationality.

She had a birth sign of Gemini and believes in Christianity by religion. Moreover, she was the daughter of George Payton (father) and Cindy Payton (mother). She grew up with her 4 siblings; whose names are Cheekie, Christina, James, and Jack.


Regarding her academic career,  she received her primary education through homeschooling. She earned her diploma in satellite management at Western Christian High School.

Later, she engaged in independent writing. In Upland, California, at Citrus Community College, she has the opportunity to study journalism. She afterward enrolled at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.


She was discovered unconscious in her apartment by her friend Morgan on the morning of December 27. Morgan phoned 911 immediately and took her to a hospital in San Diego.

She was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, popularly known as swine flu, after undergoing many tests at the hospital. She struggled with life in her final moments and died away on December 28th, 2018 at the age of 26 years old.

Professional Career

Talking about her profession, Bre Payton began working as a features editor at Citrus College Clarion. As a freelance editor, she then joined World Magazine. After interning at the National Journalism Center, she later worked as a social media coordinator at Patrick Henry College.

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Caption: Bre Payton working as a reporter for Fox News Network (Source: YouTube)

In addition, she worked for several magazines, networks, and media organizations, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and World Magazine. She worked as a staff writer for The Federalist from June 2015 to December 2018. Not much is known regarding her further professional career.

Awards and Net Worth

Till the time of her death, this writer did not earn any kinds of major awards or recognitions.

As a writer and political commentator, she had earned a good sum of money in her career. At the time of her death, her net worth was estimated around $200,000 and her salary and income were unknown.

Relationship Status

Before she passed away, Bre Payton was dating her boyfriend, Ryan Colby. Professionally, Ryan is a non-profit organization employee. They had also worked for the Second Amendment together. The pair hardly ever appeared in the media.

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Caption: Bre Payton with her boyfriend, Ryan Colby (Source: Aleteia)

As a result, nothing is known about her relationship. She did, however, frequently post photos of her boyfriend on her Instagram account.

On December 16, 2018, Bre went on a date with her boyfriend at Exiles Bar in Washington, D.C. Before she passed away. Till the time of her death, she was not a part of any kind of controversy nor got rumors.

Bre Payton – Body Measurements

Bre stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg. Moreover, she has black hair with dark brown eyes color and there is not much more information regarding her other body stats.

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Caption: Bre Payton posing for a photo (Source: The Federalist)

Bre Payton – Social Media

This writer is no longer in this world. Due to this, she is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.