2018 Dec 29, 3:30pm
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Bre Payton — a staff writer for the conservative news and opinion site The Federalist — has died at the age of 26 after a sudden illness.The Federalist confirmed Payton's death on Friday, saying the writer died in San Diego, California. Payton's illness became widely public on Friday morning, after San Diego-area politician Morgan Murtaugh tweeted that she had found Payton, a friend, unconscious on Thursday morning. ...Payton recently appeared on Fox News, criticizing media coverage of Melania Trump as "sexist." In a Fox and Friends appearance earlier in 2018, she criticized media coverage of President Donald Trump as "fake, fake, fake news."