Emcee | PAWS Chicago

2018 Animal Magnetism Emcees

Jake Hamilton

Emmy-Winning Reporter Jake Hamilton is the Features & Entertainment Reporter for FOX 32’s Good Day Chicago. Jake got his start as the film critic for the Houston Chronicle at the age of 14, before making the jump to television at 18. He spent years traveling the world and interviewing the planet’s biggest stars before landing at FOX 32 Chicago in 2013. Jake and his fiancée Ren adopted their beautiful dog, Daenerys, from PAWS in 2016.

Brittney Payton

Brittney Payton is a co-host for FOX 32’s Good Day Chicago, a sports enthusiast, and fashion fanatic. Brittney previously co-hosted WGN-TV's Chicago's Best, and received a Chicago Emmy Award in 2013. She also contributes to the NFL Network and can be seen presenting the 'Walter Payton Man of the Year Award' each year at the Super Bowl, and is very involved with her family's foundation, The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation. Brittney currently lives in Chicago with her husband Jordan and daughter, Blair. While she doesn’t have a pet of her own yet, Brittney believes pets are members of the family and supports PAWS Chicago’s No Kill mission.




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