In 2015, Bre Payton graduated from Patrick Henry College (PHC) in Purcellville, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Journalism.  She previously attended Citrus College in Glendora, California. Payton is a graduate of Western Christian High School in Upland, California. 
Bre Payton has been a Staff Writer for The Federalist since June 2015. She is the site's culture and millennial politics reporter and has written on subjects ranging from Kanye West to Supreme Court rulings to breaking news. 
Bre Payton has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC World News, among others, and her work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, The Daily Signal, WORLD Magazine, and The Daily Caller. 
Bre Payton previously worked for Watchdog.org, a nonprofit, investigative news site that focuses on government waste, fraud, and abuse.   She started as a Reporter in May 2013 and later became an Education Reporter in May 2015. At Watchdog.org she wrote 120 over articles. 
From August-December 2013, Bre Payton was the Layout and Web Editor of the Journal of International Social Affairs. I n this role, she worked closely with a group of students to produce monthly print issues using the Adobe Creative Suite. She designed and edited each issue. Payton also launched and regularly updated a website to feature the stories. 
From January-May 2013, Bre Payton was the Social Media Coordinator for Patrick Henry College. She managed all of PHC’s social media accounts, coordinated projects that engaged current and prospective students as well as the general public. She implemented new strategies that increased PHC’s followers/friends by a significant percentage. Payton contributed to web content and management of the school’s website. She also wrote multiple stories on campus events. 
From January-December, 2011 Bre Payton was a Features Editor for the Citrus College Clarion. She provided content for and ensured that the Features section of the bi-weekly newspaper was full each issue; researched, assigned, wrote and edited stories in this section; designed and produced the paper.