David Payne is an American television meteorologist and storm chaser. He currently serves as the chief meteorologist for CBS affiliate KWTV-DT in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
From 1993 to 2012, he served as a meteorologist for Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV, providing forecasts for the station's weekday morning and Monday and Tuesday noon newscasts and later also for the KFOR-produced morning newscast Rise and Shine on sister station KAUT-TV, as well as performed storm chasing duties for KFOR-TV's severe weather coverage. On December 14, 2012, Payne announced that he would join KWTV in January 2013, becoming that station's 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. meteorologist; he would later succeed Gary England as the station's chief meteorologist, adding the 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts to his duties, on August 29, 2013.
Payne is a member of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society and is a recipient of the NWA's Broadcasting Seal of Approval. Payne resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Julie, and their daughter.