McKenzie Paine joined News Channel 3 in October 2015.
Born and raised in Lake County, McKenzie has always had a passion for photography and started his career by starting a video production company, Velocity Video, as a junior in high school in 2005. Velocity Video grew into one of the top production companies in the region and provided production services to the area including local coverage of high school sports, and eventually expanded to the world of auto racing. His company became the official video provider of the Lakeport Speedway in 2009 as well as the Ukiah Speedway in 2012. Additionally, McKenzie expanded his duties in 2013, becoming the public address announcer for both speedways while continuing to operate his business.
McKenzie has also worked as a videographer for the County of Lake and as a freelance news photographer. Much of his work was used by Lake County News, the top online news organization in Lake County.
McKenzie relocated to the Humboldt area in 2015 to pursue a degree in journalism as well as continuing his career as a photographer. In his spare time McKenzie enjoys following his favorite sports; football, baseball, and NASCAR, as well as his passion for photography, and exploring the Humboldt Bay region.